GILMER — Funeral services for David Palmer Joseph Patrick Mooney, 74, of Gilmer, Texas, will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at St. David's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Pat Young and Deacon Ethel Cannon officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer. He slipped away peacefully the evening of July 25, 2013.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Greenwood Cemetery in Hot Springs, Arkansas, with the Rev. James P. West officiating.
Mr. Mooney was born May 1, 1939, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to David Aloysius Mooney and Alden Locke Palmer Mooney. He was the grandson of Clyde Eber "C.E." Palmer, who was a pioneer in the newspaper industry. He grew up in Hot Springs, graduated from Hot Springs High School and was an active member and altar boy at St. John's Catholic Church.
He attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he met his future wife, Robbie, and was president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He and Robbie married and moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where he finished his degree at Oklahoma University.
He was very involved with his grandfather's newspaper business and eventually became a pioneer in the Cable Television industry with his roots in WEHCO Media as vice president and general manager of several cable television systems including: Hot Springs, Camden, Hope and Prescott, Arkansas, Vicksburg, Mississippi, and lastly, Longview, Texas. He branched out on his own in 1979 to Gilmer, Texas, where he and Robbie opened Gilmer Cable Television Co.
He was an active member in the Rotary Club
, ETCOG, director of emergency management, treasurer of Trinity Episcopal Parish and many countless other organizations with a focus on aiding his fellow man. He invested himself in the Gilmer community as a Yamboree volunteer, spelling bee participant and Buckeye football fan. He will be missed by his many friends, caregivers and family.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Robbie Cloy Mooney.
He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Jennifer and Craig Bass of Fort Worth and Jillana Mooney of Houston; and grandchildren, Jordan Bass, Alden Bass and Delaney Bass.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, July 28, 2013, at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer.