Beloved Dallas Eagle doorman Brian Mooney, 41, of Decatur, Texas, passed away Thursday after a months-long struggle with cancer. Brian became a popular figure in the community during his three years with the bar. “He was a valued employee of the Dallas Eagle and a dear friend to a lot of our staff and customers,” says manager Adam Lynn. “Our front door will not be the same without him.”
Brian was known for his wicked sense of humor and for his warm spirit. He made friends quickly and easily. People who were attracted to his gentle manner and outgoing personality always surrounded his station at the front door. An artist at heart, he often doodled in a sketchbook during slower times. His drawings usually consisted of classic cars, which were his passion, or on fantastic, mythological creatures.
The news of Brian’s passing devastated the bar community he was a part of. In May, hundreds of friends rallied to his defense with a fundraiser to help Brian, who was uninsured, cover medical costs. The afternoon picnic raised almost $10,000. Brian, in a white surgical mask, made a brief appearance as well, lifting hearts with his bravery and optimism. A web page, which was circulated on social media like Facebook and Twitter, raised more donations in the amount of $12,000.
Brian was born August 4, 1972. He is survived by several family members and his partner Natan Cohen.
“Our condolences go out to his family and his partner, may they find peace in knowing Brian is in a better place,” says Lynn.
To our fuzzy bear brother, your Eagle family wishes you eternal peace.
For more info: The author of this article is the daytime bartender at Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75224; (214) 357-4375.