Mr. Earl Moneymaker, 85, of Panama City, FL, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013.
He was born in Oak Ridge, TN, on September 4, 1927, to the late Joseph Edward Moneymaker and Grace Reynalds. Mr. Moneymaker was a long-time resident of Panama City, moving his wife and first child from Knoxville, TN , in 1950 as a United States Air Force family stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base. He was a 20-year veteran of the USAF. Prior to joining the Air Force, however, he served as a member of the U.S. Army and the National Guard. His military career included serving during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Mr. Moneymaker retired on December 31, 2012, after 12 years of service to the Bay County Sheriff's Department as a school crossing guard at 23rd Street and Stanford Avenue.
He is survived by his five children: Raymond Moneymaker (Charlene) of Panama City, Linda Moneymaker- Iversen of Pensacola; Sandra Moneymaker-Palma of Panama City; Edward Moneymaker (Sue) and Roger Moneymaker (Lynn) of Panama City; eight grandchildren: Joey Moneymaker, Erika, Nathan and Markus Iversen, Joshua and Kayla Palma, Jessica Moneymaker, and Keith Adams; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was dearly loved and will be missed very much by his family. Mr. Moneymaker was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years: Evelyn.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tillman Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Asked to serve as pallbearers are: Nathan Iversen, Markus Iversen, Tim Zimmerman, and Joey Moneymaker.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home.
Those wishing to extend a word of condolence may do so at www.heritagefhllc.com.
Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
247 N. Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, Fla.
Published in Panama City News Herald on Feb. 13, 2013