John Stewart Moynihan, 73, a resident of Cleveland, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 20 years, Annie Irene Moynihan; his parents, Blanche and James Moynihan; his son, Mark Moynihan; one grandson, James Price; two brothers: James “Jimmy” Moynihan and Garrett “Gary” Moynihan; and sisters: Shirley Iverson, Marilyn Cross and Rosemary Sprouse.
He was a devout Christian and served God as a minister in his later years. He was a member of Freedom Worship Church, and worked for many years at Bachman Home where he enjoyed the opportunity to minister and witness to troubled youth.
He was also employed by Maytag of Cleveland and JCPenney as a young man he was enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
He enjoyed traveling to the mountains with his beloved wife, Anne. He also enjoyed Bible study and discussing the scriptures with his family and friends. His other interests included fishing, reading and watching various sports, especially Vols football. Most of all, he enjoyed just being with family.
Survivors include his son, Stewart Moynihan and his wife, Katherine, of Georgetown; three daughters: Darlene Moynihan and Shannon Caplinger of Atlantic Beach, Fla., Janet Flint and her husband, Bill, of Leesburg, Fla.; one brother, Bill Moynihan of Alabama; father-in-law, James Wesley Vaughn of Cleveland; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a special friend, Phylis Wilson of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 1, 2012, at the North Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Home with Revs. Gary Higgins and Jessie Milsaps officiating.
You may view the guestbook at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.