Beaufort and South Carolina youth bowling associations were the beneficiaries of more than 20 years of service by Tom Mouzon. He was instrumental in advancing these programs during the 1970’s and 1980’s, which was during the change from AJBC to YABA.
Tom served on various committees at the state and local level including scholarship, audit, legislative, state tournament, finance/budget, nominating, ways & means, Jamboree and Children’s Miracle Network. He was chairman of several committees at various times.
Tom is a past president of the Beaufort Men’s Bowling Association and was honored as a life member and Hall of Fame member of the association.
Tom and his wife, Doris, currently reside in Beaufort.
Obituary – Died May 28, 2011
Thomas L. Mouzon 90, of Beaufort and husband of Doris H. Mouzon, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services are being planned for Friday, June 3, 2011, at 11:00 AM from the Grace Chapel A.M.E. Church, Beaufort. Burial will follow in the Beaufort National Cemetery.
Thomas “Tom” Leon Mouzon was born February 12, 1921, in Eutawville, South Carolina, to Norman and Marie Mouzon.
Thomas and Doris Mouzon were united in holy matrimony March 25, 1972. For many years they were avid league bowlers and traveled across the United States doing so. Tom could always be counted on for a smile or a funny story. He loved children and the children of Grace Chapel A.M.E. were especially aware of this.
He was a faithful member of Grace Chapel A.M.E. Church until his health failed. He served on the Trustee Board for many years. He was also the organist and taught others how to play.
He attended the public schools of Beaufort County and was a graduate of Robert Smalls High School before joining the United States Navy in 1939. After completing his active duty enlistment, he returned to Beaufort to become the first African American Barber employed on Parris Island. After 40 years of exemplary service he retired but remained active in various organizations. He was an active member of Unit K-West & B-East USN Mess (SJ Bampfield Lodge #584 IBPOEOFW).
He leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory: hi loving wife, Doris; two daughters, Beverly M. Fields (Leroy) and Theresa K. Ezell (Rev. Sylvester); two sons, Thomas A. Mouzon (Barbara) and Daryl V. Smalls (Vivian); one son, Norman Mouzon, preceded him in death; twelve grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; devoted cousins Marie Jamerson, Rosliland Russell, Geraldine Wilds, and Patricia Kirk; other relatives and many loving friends.
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