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Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN

OBITUARY

Bill M. Mooningham

July 4, 1946June 12, 2016
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Bill M. Mooningham, retired partner of Ernst & Young, age 69 of Old Hickory, TN passed away on June 12, 2016 at home with his family after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife Linda, his daughter Sirci Stinson (Joe) and his son Dathan Mooningham; grandchildren, Bradley Hall, Damon Stinson, EmmaRae Stinson and Presley Mooningham; sister, Joanne Taylor (Don); brother, Jackie Mooningham and his three beloved cats.

Bill was born in Bell Buckle, TN July 4, 1946. He attended Bell Buckle School. Bill graduated from MTSU in 1968 and began his career with Ernst and Young where he stayed his entire career until his retirement in 2007. Bill was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam in 1969-1970. Upon his retirement, he taught at MTSU until he became ill. Bill was involved with the MTSU Foundation, where he served as President. He also was on several advisory committees at MTSU. Bill will be missed by his family, friends and many others he came in contact with.

A Memorial Service will be 5:30pm Thursday, June, 16, 2016 at Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN 37138. The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm till 5:30 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Bill asked that donations be made to his scholarship at MTSU, The Bill and Linda Mooningham Scholarship at MTSU Foundation, PO Box 125, Murfreesboro, TN, 37132.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 16, 2016
  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 16, 2016

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July 19, 2016

Mr. Mooningham was the last teacher I had during my Masters program at MTSU and one of the best teachers I had the privilege of knowing. In addition to being a great teacher, Mr. Mooningham was a very kind and generous person. He will be greatly missed.

Harrison Whitehead

June 22, 2016

Bill was an intelligent and professional person. More importantly, he was a good man and I really appreciate the privilege of having known and worked with him. Very sorry to hear that he passed away. My condolences to his family.

Jerry Wertelecky

June 19, 2016

One of greatest Partners I have ever worked with. He served our country in Vietnam with honors with one of the most elite units in US Army, Rangers. He will be well missed.

Jerry Wertelecky. USMC and fellow Partner.

Dirk Hobgood

June 18, 2016

My condolences to Bill's family and friends.

Bill was a exceptional professional and an even better person. I worked for Bill during the first four years of my career and he had a tremendous impact on my development. He taught me to be calm under pressure and maintain a sense of humor in the most stressful circumstances.

I vividly remember a number of drives to clients throughout TN, where we would have time to talk about work and life in general. He once told me that nothing at work was "life and death" and that his calmness came from his earlier experiences of having bullets whistling by his head while serving his country in Vietnam.

Bill was "one of a kind". He will be missed by all that he influenced and inspired.

Peggy Bingham Artley

June 16, 2016

To the family of "Billy" Mooningham... His immediate family, Joanne and Don Taylor and Jackie Mooningham:
I was in school with Billy for 12 years and he was a great friend ..... At school and on our school bus saving seats. He was a very intelligent and thoughtful person. He served his country and fought valiantly in Vietnam, wounded and received the Purple Heart. We didn't see each other very often in our adult years but when we did it was like we just saw each other the day before.
It is so sad that this horrible cancer took his young active life so quickly.
To his family: I was not able to come to visitation or his service but I have thought of nothing else this evening. I wish you the very best in the coming days and weeks. May GOD wrap His arms around you all and cradle you in His comfort. Every time I hear an Elvis song, shop for penny loafers, and pet my granddaughter's Russian blue cat, I will think of and miss a special life long friend! Much love to you all!

Smitty

June 15, 2016

Bill loved and served his family, his university, his firm, his home, and his country. He was a great man. I will always miss him. Smitty

Kevin Johnson

June 15, 2016

Bill was an amazing man and example at Ernst & Young. To hear of his passing is a sad time, but to appreciate the opportunity to have known his is the blessing of life.

Pat Wall

June 15, 2016

Linda and family,
Bill will be greatly missed at MTSU. He was always a joy to work with. We shared many stories about growing up in rural middle Tennessee-Bell Buckle and Lewisburg. MTSU students highly respected Billy and enjoyed his classes. Not many people would retire from one job and take on another one with MTSU the way Bill did. He was definitely a hard worker. The scholarship you all created has already helped several deserving students.Sorry for your loss.

Pat Wall, MTSU faculty

June 15, 2016

Bill Mooningham was simply one of the most unassuming, thoughtful and fine people I have ever been privileged to know and I will miss him greatly.

David Gaines (Greenbrier, TN)

Marsha Clark Mangrum

June 14, 2016

Although I haven't seen Billy in close to 50 years, he was always a special person. My family and I lived down Minkslide Road from his family. Billy helped us in the hay field every summer and we always had a great time. He was such a sweet young man. He will be missed.

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