Richard Hoke “Moose” Wammock

MOUNT DESERT — Richard Hoke “Moose” Wammock, 70, of Mount Desert, died March 25, 2010, from complications of congestive heart failure in Orlando, Fla.

The son of Drs. Hoke Wammock and Virgene Scherer Wammock, Moose was born on Oct. 16, 1939 in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a master’s degree in physical education in 1966 and served as the head men’s swim coach there in 1967, leading the Bulldogs to a second-place finish in the Southeastern Conference. In 1968, Mr. Wammock left the school to work for National Air Lines in Miami, Fla. – a job which quickly transformed into sports management, which would become his career. He worked for several companies over the years, running operations and staging pro golf tournaments, including a long association with the PGA. He retired in 2009.


Mr. Wammock was a large man in both size and stature. He was almost exclusively known by his nickname “Moose,” which was befitting of his larger than life persona. He loved boating, fishing and riding his Harley Davidson and frequent visits with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Wammock was married to Sharon Woods of Coral Gables, Fla. from 1962 to 1984 and has two children with her, Eric Wammock of Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Tracy Paone of Lake Mary, Fla. He has two stepsons with Linda Barrow Dawson, who predeceased him – Terry Cusack of Jacksonville, Fla. and Michael Cusack of Nantucket, Mass. He is survived by his sister, Lydia Ramsey of Savannah, Ga; and grandchildren Erica, Samantha and Mary Alexandra Wammock, Emily and Julia Paone, Terrence John “T.J.” and Benjamin Cole Cusack, and Michael and Sarah Cusack.

A graveside service will be held at Brookside Cemetery in Mount Desert, on Saturday, May 1 at 11 a.m. Casual Hawaiian shirts or Harley Davidson shirts are requested to be worn at the service (no coats and ties please).

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Comforter at 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs FL 32714.

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