Robert Hamilton MoneypennyOctober 5, 1926 ~ April 6, 2017 (age 90)
Funeral service for Robert Hamilton Moneypenny, age 90, of Decatur, will be Friday, April 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. in Stephenson Chapel at First Baptist Church Decatur. The family will receive friends April 13, 2017, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Shelton Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church chapel. Interment will be in Decatur City Cemetery.
Mr. Moneypenny, who died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at his residence, was born October 5, 1926, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Samuel Ezra Moneypenny and Ella Mae Lieber Moneypenny. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles and Richard.
He is survived by his wife, Bette Ringo Moneypenny of Decatur; two daughters, Ann Allen (Robert) of Decatur, and Martha White (Michael) of Arden, NC; six grandchildren, Joshua Britt, Paula Britt Little, Timothy Britt, Brett Allen, Penny White Williams, and Ellen White Dumaine; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Moneypenny was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed volunteer work at the church and the local hospital. He co-owned Moneypenny Hardware in Louisville with his brother, until his retirement at age 65. He was a veteran of WWII.
The family requests memorial gifts to Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes or Courageous Church in lieu of flowers. Designated gifts for the Children’s Home can be sent to First Baptist Church, PO Box 1667, Decatur, AL 35603. Gifts designated to Courageous Church can be sent to PO Box 6166, Huntsville, AL 35813.
Pallbearers for the funeral will be:
Dr. Robert Allen
Mr. Michael White
Mr. Timothy Britt
Rev. David Little
Mr. Tim Williams
Mr. Michael Dumaine