Vivian Goodman,95, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Jesse Dean, 59, of Mary Esther, Florida passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021.
Leslie John Pope, 72,of Crestview, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
Buddy James McGarity Jr., of Shalimar, Florida passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021.
Eugene Hooprich, 90, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Gulf Breeze-Eugene A. Hooprich, 90, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on February 11, 2021. Gene was born on August 4, 1930 in Coshocton, Ohio to parents Grace and Reuben Hooprich. He attended Coshocton High School, where he excelled in football, played in the state final-four championship basketball tournament, won many awards and was President of the National Honor Society Chapter. He also graduated with honors from UCLA with a B.A. degree in psychology.
Gene served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years during the Korean War. He then worked as a Research Psychologist for the Navy for over 30 years in San Diego and Pensacola where he received the Navy Superior Achievement Award, one of the highest awards that can be given to a Navy civilian. After retirement, he continued working for 8 years at local law enforcement agencies, including the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the Pensacola News Journal, writing a weekly restaurant review column, along with other articles.
Gene had many interests, including reading, writing, magic, and sports. He was a season ticket holder the Pensacola Blue Wahoo’s, where he was their number one fan and attended over 90% of home games, including multiple seasons where he saw every pitch of every home game. He also was a member of MENSA, Phi Beta Kappa, the Society of American Magicians, and various writers associations.
Gene is survived by his wife of 64 years, Faye Hooprich; one son, Mark; two daughters Jeanine (Jim) and Helene; 7 grandchildren Adelle, Shawn, Eric, Steven, Jeffrey, Dylan and Brieana; and numerous great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Jerry F. Bellmore of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Jerry F. Bellmore of Fort Walton Beach, Florida died in his home on February 7, 2021 of natural causes. He lived with congestive heart failure for years.
He is survived by a daughter, Wenona in Arkansas and two sisters, Nancy and Renita, both in Michigan.
Jerry graduated high school from Clinton, Michigan and attended one year at university before enlisting in the Air Force and repairing radios in Vietnam, Thailand, and the United States. He left the United States Air Force after 15 years and worked repairing televisions for Borque’s Electronics of Fort Walton Beach. In 2000 he bought the store and ran it until his death, lately online. He lived near the base in Florida almost his whole adult life. He is finally coming home.
Services will be held at a later date in Michigan. His remains are being prepared by Family Funeral and Cremation of Mary Esther, Florida.
Robert F. Mitchell, 56, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Karon Smith, 71, of Shalimar, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 6,2021.
Janith Ann Lockhart, 68, of Fort Walton beach, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021
Visitation will be February 16, 2021 10:00-11:00 AM
Services to follow at 11:00 AM
Family-Funeral & Cremation (FWB)
101 Mary Esther Boulevard
Mary Esther, FL 32569
Edgar Culler, 51, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021.