George Gerald (Jerry) Mooney Jr. was born September 23, 1958, in San Antonio, Texas. George is the oldest of six children born to George and Verlene Mooney.
George is a product of a public school education in San Antonio. In high school, George was a good student and he also excelled in sports. He played football, basketball and ran track. Because of his exemplary athletics he was awarded a basketball scholarship to attend Schriener College at which time was a 2-year Junior College. George attended Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas after graduating from Schriener College. At Prairie View A&M University George majored in Business Administration and minored in marketing. George graduated in May 1981, with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Because of George’s eagerness to succeed at almost everything he focused on, he successfully landed a job with Texas Power and Light (TPL) in their Round Rock office, which is known today as Texas Utilities (TXU), before ever graduating. George worked for TXU at the Round Rock office for nearly 17 years. In 1997, he received a promotion which required him to relocate, with his family, to TXU’s corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
During George’s time in Round Rock, he was involved and volunteered his time and talents on numerous boards and civic organizations. He was a man on a mission; determined to give back to a community he loved. The rock, that represents the city’s namesake – Round Rock, he proudly showed to friends and family whenever they visited.
It was through his volunteerism and community service he felt he could make the biggest impact. He was a member of the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Texas Baptist Children’s Home, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, and was Chairperson of Frontier Days numerous times and was a member of the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation Board. His joy was volunteering as a mentor, where assisted students at many Round Rock ISD school, including Round Rock High School, by volunteering in the classrooms and mentoring students; and after school he found time to coach his son’s baseball and basketball teams. During this time, he was seen as a fixture working concessions at numerous sporting events. George was always willing to volunteer himself and his entire family to help.
George G. Mooney lost a battle with cancer in Dallas, Texas in March 1999.
2013 George Mooney Scholarship Winners
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