Dewey Monaghan, 87, died on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo. Born in Nettleton on June 8, 1930, he was son to Shelby and Ruby Laney Monaghan. After serving in the Army, he moved up north and worked for Johnson Motors, later owning a car lot and gas station for several years. Also while in Chicago, he was a superintendent for Gray Construction until his retirement. He married Eva Grace Pullen and he was of the Methodist faith. Dewey enjoyed playing solitaire, watching Westerns, fishing, watching dirt track racing, and he was a fan of Florida Gators football. He most memorable times were spent with his family and friends and enjoying the fellowship with his fellow coffee drinkers at Hardees.
Memorials services for Mr. Monaghan will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Don McCain, Bro. Wesley Pepper and Bro. Dudley Nash officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Grace Monaghan of Amory; 3 sons, Mike Monaghan (Wendy), Rick Monaghan, and Butch Monaghan (Teri) all of Gainesville, FL; step children, Amy Lemly of Olive Branch, Beth Kent of Hatley, and Tony Jones of Seymore, TN; 3 sisters, Peggy Best (Jim) of Amory, Linda Presley (Eugene Haney) of Amory, and Mary Bright (Dale) of Amory; 5 grandchildren, Mike Monaghan (Marisa), Shelby Monaghan (Jennifer), Ashley Monaghan, Kelsey Monaghan, and Lindsey Monaghan; step grandchildren, Harley Kent, John Southard, Jessica Stoltzman, Randy Gray, Laura Bloodwork, Derek Gray, Candy Wilson, and Zack Jones; and great grandchildren, Olivia, Lucas, Nicholas, Kali, and Jack.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and 4 sisters, Carolyn Wiggington, Patsy Camp, Frances Hester, and Joyce Chism.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Hardee’s Coffee Drinkers.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com