John Richard "“Coach Post”" Post Sr. (1923 - 2013)

Obituary
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    - Karen Hawkins
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    - Alicia Durrence


The life of John Richard Post, Sr. is exemplified by Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the Greek." He died in his home early Christmas morning.

He was preceded in death by daughter Susan Ramsey (1979) and son David (1987).

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce; daughter Mary Jane Sinclair; sons John Jr., Daniel, and Malcolm; 15 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was born on April 30, 1923 in DeFuniak Springs, FL and moved to Panama City in 1931. He graduated from Bay High School in 1940. He worked as a welder at Wainwright Shipyard during WW II. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1950. He taught at Jinks Junior High School from 1950 until his retirement in 1988. He taught (volunteer) at Covenant Christian School from 1988 to 1993. He taught swimming lessons in the Bay School District summer swim program (20+ years). He served on the Board of Directors of the Panama City Rescue Mission (ca 1972 – 2008). He served as an Elder in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (ca 1955 – 1973) and in Covenant Presbyterian Church (1973 – 2008).

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Covenant Christian School or to a . Active pallbearers are sons John Jr., Daniel, and Malcolm; Terry Ramsey, Doug Ramsey, Don Ramsey, Dean Sinclair, Warren Kline, Rocky Welch, Jim Middleton, Rich Simpson, Lee Hinkle, and Jack Laird.

Visitation will be at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Dec. 28th from 10 am to 1 pm. The service will begin at 1 pm, followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com.

Southerland Family
Funeral Homes
100 E. 19th St.
Panama City, Fla. 32405
850-785-8532

Published in Panama City News Herald from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2013
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