Earl David Lunsford • August 23, 2022



Earl David Lunsford entered this world on Friday, October 20, 1961, in Oak Park, Illinois, and made his final journey to his heavenly home at the age of 60 on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Known as David to his family and friends, he grew up in the suburbs of Chicago then attended Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida, where he received a degree in Business Administration in 1985 and met his wife Ruth. He later received an MBA from Olivet Nazarene University. His business career extended over 30 years with his most recent position being that of Inside Sales Manager for Abeka Books. For 35 years, David did what he loved best–taught and worked with teenagers and college students encouraging them to use their talents and abilities for God’s glory.

He was the beloved husband of 36 years to Ruth and loving father to his daughter Leah married to Brady Hill and twin sons Luke married to Ariel Allen and Michael Lunsford married to Emily Thompson. He is survived by his mother Carol Lunsford, sister Lee Ann Lunsford Creel and husband Bruce; and sister Joy Lunsford Modaff and husband Brian. Preceded in death by his father Leroy Lunsford.

On Saturday, September 3, visitation will be held at 10:00 am at the Mullenix Chapel located on the grounds of Pensacola Christian College followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00 am.

  1. Alan Abrahamson says:

    Very saddened to hear about David’s passing but praising God for his faith and his presence with the Lord he loved and served. Worked with David for over 15 years at Terri Lynn Foods and attended church together at Bethel Baptist. Just a wonderful man who always was encouraging and cheerful who loved his God, family, friends and vocation. “Well done thou good and faithful servant!” See you soon! Our family will be in prayer for Ruth, Michael, Luke, Leah and family and friends at this time.

    Alan & Lorraine Abrahamson

  2. Angie Psik says:

    So very sad to hear the loss of David. He is resting now with God and smiling like he always did. I worked with David for many years at Terri Lynn and he was always cheerful and he loved his spicy party mix!! He will be missed greatly. My prayers are with Ruth, Leah, Michael and Luke! He loved you all unconditionally.
    Angie Psik

  3. Terri L Schuck says:

    Dear Ruth and Family,
    Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. Words cannot express our deep sadness with the loss of such a wonderful man. We will miss David’s smile, contagious roaring laugh and his passion for God and love for his family. He is a special angel above us. God be with you all. Terri and Kit Schuck

  4. Mark and Kim Graziano says:

    Ruth, Leah, Michael, and Luke:

    So thankful to know David is with our Lord! His unashamed love of God and his family was something known by all who knew him. Praying and trusting that the Lord will comfort you all in your grief. We love you. Mark and Kim Graziano

    John 10:27-29 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”

    I Thessalonians 4:13-14 “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”

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