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Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Earnest Amos Moneyhan

December 14, 1927March 19, 2020
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Earnest Amos Moneyhan, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, went to his heavenly home on March 19, 2020. Dad was born on December 14, 1927, in Jacksonville, Florida to Charlie and Ruth Moneyhan.

While growing up in Jacksonville’s westside, Dad fondly remembered milking cows, riding his pony and helping his parents on their farm. He attended local schools and played basketball in High school.

He was a member of the greatest generation, an American patriot who volunteered to serve his country during World War II in the US Navy. He was proud to participate in the atomic bomb testing in Bikini Atoll and told many stories of the things he witnessed while serving on the USS Bottineau. After the Navy, he worked at the Atlantic Coastline Railroad and was a barber on Saturdays. He later worked as a contractor and built many houses and buildings in the area.

He was an active member of First Baptist Church, singing in the choir and teaching fourth grade boys for many years. He loved to sit on the dock of his Fruit Cove home, fishing and crabbing, and making his famous banana pudding for our family gatherings. If you met our Dad, he was famous for asking “what part of Georgia are you from?” and after that ice breaker, he would tell you about Jesus and hand you a copy of the Daily Bread. No one loved life more!

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Elva, sisters Thelma Knight and Dorothy Sorrells, brother Lindell, along with brothers-in-law, James Knight, Emmett Prevatt and Bob Sorrells.

He is survived by his sister Marie Prevatt, brother Charles Moneyhan, daughters Janice McClellan (Danny), Marilyn Thornton, Marty West (Roger) sons Mark (Patsy), Michael (Kelli), Robert (Debbie) and step-daughter Jodi Dent. Grandchildren Jason and Greg McClellan, Laura Thornton, Leslie Reichert, Ginger and Roman West, Justin Poorman, Eddie Bray, Mark Moneyhan, Erin Lauwereins, Caroline, Amy and Sean Moneyhan, Erica Darden, Erin Fipps, Loren Braunohler, Parker Dent along with 20 great- grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing at Dignity Funeral home, Interment at Oaklawn cemetery on San Jose Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or give online at support.communityhospice.com or First Baptist Church Of Jacksonville, 119 West Beaver Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.

Services

  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Gene Mattingly

March 24, 2020

My deepest heartfelt condolences to the family. While I didn’t know Mr Moneyhan personally, I will in Heaven! Yet still, hearing of this great man through Parker Dent, his beloved Grandson, I do feel as though I knew him somewhat. All the more, if the caliber of man that Parker Dent is is a testament to Mr Moneyhan, then Mr Moneyhan was indeed a phenomenal man—because he left a remarkable legacy in the person of his Grandson! Praise God for a life well-lived in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Leslie Peters

March 24, 2020

As a child anytime we visited grandpa He would always give us silver dollars but In order to get them you had to hold your arm up and let him count “ 1 Ribby dibby, 2 ribby dibby until you couldn’t stand it” we would laugh so hard.

Ginger and I also loved fishing and crabbing off the dock with grandpa.

Just miss him so !

Love you grandpa xoxo

Paula and Freddy Branham

March 23, 2020

What a wonderful couple to know! Such dear, dear folks. We served together in 4th Grade Sunday School at FBCjax for many years. Freddy admired the way Earnie always related to his boys. He was such a faithful and devoted member to his church until he could no longer was physically able to attend. What a glorious day for him now - to be in the very presence of Jesus and reunited with Elva!

Bill and Sandy Hopf

March 23, 2020

We have fond memories of serving the Lord together with Ernie in the Fourth Grade Sunday School at First Baptist Church. We always admired his love for his 4th Grade boys. We could see that by how he taught his boys about Jesus, and how important God's word was for their lives. His table of boys always were in first place for the number that completed memory verses each year! I (Bill) now especially remember the visit with Ernie at the Veteran's Nursing Home after Christmas just a few months ago. We enjoyed reminiscing about many experiences. He was sharp and full of humor. We know that he is now happy with Jesus and being reunited with Elva!!

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