Richard Allen Mooneyhan went home to be with Jesus in Heaven on April 24. He was born November 23, 1951 in Chicago, but grew up in West Memphis, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his father, Chester, his brother Dennis, and his granddaughter, Grace Force. He is survived by his mother, Ann Carnell and sister Debra Whitaker, both of West Memphis. Also survived by his wife of almost 49 years, Anna Rose, sons, Doug of Ocala; Andrew of St. Augustine; Jon (Tonda) of Palm Coast, and daughter, Melody Force and son-in-law Raymond of Ocala. Also surviving are grandchildren, Mark (Rossi) of Lakeland; Rachel, Lydia, Mary, Caleb, Joshua and Matthias Force of Ocala; Joseph, Zackary, Frank and Faith Mooneyhan of Ocala; Emily and Brandon Mooneyhan of Palm Coast; Harmoni Mooneyhan of St. Augustine, Kloie and Klaiton Mooneyhan Thomason of Rhode Island; and Jackie Osborne of Ocala.
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Richard was a Baptist preacher for over 50 years. He was passionate about God and many other things including good, Bible preaching; prophecy; the King James Bible; Southern Gospel music; missions and missionaries; Arkansas Razorbacks; his country, but most of all about his children and grandchildren. Give him a minute and he would be bragging about one of his grandchildren. He loved telling a great joke or funny story, and delighted in telling people how old he was. He was also known for telling spoonerism stories.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 4 PM at the Ocala Seventh Day Adventist Church at 415 NE 41st Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made for Bibles to missionaries in Richard’s memory to BEAMS (Bible Education and Missionary Service), PO Box 10200, Gulfport, MS 39505.