Ronald Hugh Dibble, 81, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 surrounded by his family in Pensacola, Florida.
He was born on January 27, 1938, in Bagley, Minnesota to parents, James Dibble and Marion King. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1955 and retired after 38 years of service as an aircraft electrician. It was during this time, that his met his wife of 34 years, Peggy, at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. After his retirement, he enjoyed building model airplanes, collecting comic books, singing, cracking jokes, and telling stories. Lovingly known as Papa, he was an extremely proud family man.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy and parents, James and Marion.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie O’Mara; five other children; granddaughters, Kayla May and Peggy Carter; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3:00pm (cst) at the Saint Dominic Catholic Church, 3308 15th Street, Panama City, Florida 32405.
Dennis Raymond Fuller, 68, of Panama City Beach, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019.
Gerald L. Sly, Sr., 57, of Golden Valley, Arizona passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019.
Donnie Mark Dies, 59, of Freeport, Florida passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019.
Eric Brian Skeel, 49, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019.
William John Wells, 84, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Kevin Glen Rich, 61, of McDavid, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
He was born on December 4, 1957 in Daytona, Florida to parents, Harvey Edwin Rich and Mary Louise Mathis and graduated from Eaton Rapids High School, Class of 1977. Kevin served in the United States Marine Corp as a baker. He held many different jobs including, a tree surgeon, Mr. Mom, a bridge builder and a farmer. Some of his greatest accomplishments were providing for his family, living life to the fullest and being the best father a family could hope for. We have many fond memories of the many river trips and being around the farm.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Deborah Lucille Rich; his parents; his grandmother, Ruby Mathis; brothers, Douglas Hampton Rich, Barry Earl Rich and Brian Keith Rich and house mother, Wilma Bailey.
He is survived by his daughter, Christine Ann Rich; brothers, Patrick A. Rich, Donald E. Rich and Daniel Lee Rich; sister, Debbie Rich; house sisters, Suzanne O’Brien and Renee Evans; best friends, Jason Lamb, Randy Bailey, Marion Bailey and Eunice Bailey; close family friend, Seema Jeter and Baby Rich, his dog.
Kevin was so full of life. He never met a stranger he didn’t befriend and loved all of his animals, four dogs, 60 chickens, nine honey beehives and an adopted goat. The VFW Home in Eaton Rapids, Michigan has many great memories of his childhood. He was the neighborhood Dad to all of the children and he will be deeply missed by all the lives he has touched. The love and memory of him will always be in our hearts.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 2:00pm at Bay Springs Full Gospel Church Cemetery, 10351 County Road 97A, McDavid, Florida 32568.
On June 25, 2019, Dan DeBardi passed away peacefully with his daughter Sherri at his side; he was 94.
Dan—also known as Armand—was born in Masontown, West Virginia, March 5, 1925, to Frank and Lucy DeBardi. Dan graduated from Masontown High School in May, 1943, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Clarksburg, WV in July 1943 as a Boatswains Mate. Following Boot Camp and training at the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, he was assigned to the USS LST 477 serving in the Western Pacific in World War II. He saw combat action including the Battle of Saipan and Iwo Jima. He played a critical role in saving his ship following a Kamikaze attack prior to the landing at Iwo Jima. Dan also served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
After the war, and with a talent for administration and organization, he trained as a Ship’s Storekeeper and continued to serve at sea aboard the USS McCard (DD-822); MSTS Goethals (T-AP-182); USS Everglades (AD-24); USS Cowell (DDS-47); Pre-Commissioning Unit USS Sanctuary (AH-17); and USS Jason (AR-8). Ashore Dan served on the staff of the Commander, Naval Forces Germany in Heidelberg. Dan continued his service at the Naval Aviation Preflight School, Pensacola, Florida. While stationed in Pensacola, he married Shirley G. Massingill. They had two daughters, Danita (Dani) DeBardi Cooper and Sherri DeBardi LaMartina. Shirley passed away April 24, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.
Dan’s military career advanced with postings to the NROTC Unit, Troy, New York; US Naval Station, Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada; and Commander, US Amphibious Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Coronado, California.
For his service, Dan was awarded Six Navy Good Conduct Awards, and numerous other personal and unit awards and citations. Dan retired from the Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer transferring to the Fleet Reserve in February 1971, following twenty-six years of faithful service to the U.S. Navy.
Dan settled in Coronado, California working for the U.S. Postal Service in San Diego for the next fifteen years before fully retiring in March, 1987, after 41 years of U.S. Government Service.
An exceptional golfer, Dan was a long-time member of the Coronado Golf Course Men’s Club and Naval Air Station North Island Golf Club. He loved the ocean, the deserts, the mountains, America’s national parks and visiting new places. Some of Dan’s greatest joys were cross country trips to visit his daughters and family. He was also an avid photographer and took much pleasure in cataloguing his many journeys. Dan was a prolific reader and enjoyed talking about current events and politics. His unwavering sense of fairness, humor, and gentle nature will forever be missed.
After 51 years in Coronado, Dan moved to Pensacola, Florida in 2018 to be closer to family.
Dan is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Lucy; brothers, Joseph, Tony, Louis, Guido, Nicolas and his sister Anna.
He is survived by his daughters, Dani DeBardi and her husband Gary Cooper of Fairfax, Virginia, Sherri LaMartina of Pensacola, Florida, and numerous sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to: his favorite charity, Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. www.stjude.org/donate
A Committal Service with full Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:30 am at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Florida 32508, procession will meet at 10:00 am at Olive Baptist Church-Warrington Campus, 103 West Winthrop Ave., Pensacola, Florida 32507.
Dorothy Beck McElgunn, 90, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Otis Wavrell Smith, 68, Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019.
Christopher Ramos Wilson, 33, of Milton, Florida passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019.
Dwayne Edward Chandler, 70, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Timothy Jerome Crum, 41, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 with visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 am and service at 11:00 am at Church of the Living God, 226 Wise Road, McKenzie, Alabama 36456. Interment will immediately follow the service at New Oak Grove Cemetery.
James Webster Hooper, Jr., 94, of Harvey, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Brian James Dustin, 65, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Carol Yvonne McLendon, 63, of Freeport, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center. She was born on July 19, 1955 in Lakeland, Florida to the late Robert and Shirley Weatherford.
Carol was an entrepreneur throughout her life, owning several businesses including a family restaurant where people would line up for her delicious hamburgers. She was always trying new things and accomplishing new goals in her life. Carol was a great salesperson and loved to buy and sell things and seek out a great deal. She loved the beach, decorating and tending her plant and also spent much of her life making life better for others. Carol fostered children and had helped many people get back on their feet, going as far as giving them a place to stay when their home had burned down or if they just needed a hand up. Carol always wanted others to know they had value in their lives. However, her greatest love was her family. She always tried to keep them close and let them know how much they meant to her and how much she loved them and that her family was always her greatest accomplishment.
Carol is preceded in passing by her loving husband and father of their children, Dow Q. Lowe.
She is survived by her husband, Marc McLendon; daughters, Rosanna (Jason) Sperry, Amber (Robert) Naumowicz and Erin (Dan) Coler; grandchildren, Harlie, Zachery, Trevor, Abby, Evan Sophie, Colton, Vivian, R.J. and Victoria.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504.
Alonzo Lenny Smith, 58, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 with visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 am, service at 11;00 am at Pensacola First Assembly of God, 4301 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola, Fl 32503. Interment will immediately follow service at Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, 1084 Massachusetts Ave., Pensacola, Fl 32505.
Anna Mae King, 84, of Mary Esther, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Viola Mae Day, 91, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
James Albert Love, Sr., 61, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
MIchael Allen Pietrzykowski, 58, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2019.
Alexandra Ann Gille, 83, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
William Gregory Smith, 62, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Richard Dee Olmstead, 78, of Milton, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Ronald Douglas Parker, 72 of Pensacola, Florida passed peacefully on June 18, 2019.
Ronald was born in Pensacola, FL on March 18, 1947 to James Leonard Parker and Molly Odell Parker. He attended Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, AL and following high school, he proudly served in the United States Army for six years. Ron was also a member of the Masons for 48 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents James and Odell Parker.
Ronald is survived by his wife Linda Parker of 40 years; son, Greg (Stephanie) Parker; grandchildren, Shane and Sydney Parker; siblings, Betty Register, Bo (Peggy) Parker, Nelta (Don) McLeod, Becky (Phillip) Henderson, and Harold (Rita) Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to Emerald Coast Hospice.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 visitation 11:00–12:00 pm, service, 12:00 pm at Family Funeral and Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504, with Reverend Bob Graves officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Emerald Coast Hospice.