Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Apr. 4, 2018
Born: March 30, 1963
Place of Birth: Chisledon England
Death: March 29, 2018
Place of Death: Panama City, FL
March 30, 1963 – March 29, 2018
Retired Master Sergeant David Alan Wannamaker was born March 30, 1963 in Chisledon, England, Royal Air Force, Fairford Air Force Base. He graduated from Choctawhatchee High School June 1981, afterwards he enlisted in the United States Air Force completing basic military training October 1981. He attended the Medical Administration Technical Training School, Shepard Air Force Base, Texas during the same year. Master Sergeant Wannamaker completed various levels of professional military education, United States Air Force Supervisor Course, Noncommissioned Officers Leadership School and the Noncommissioned Officers Academy. He served 26 distinguished years and retired in October 2007. David was a loving father, he raised four children, Portia Wannamaker of Jackson, Mississippi; Landen Wannamaker of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; Candice Teresa of Jackson, Mississippi and NaTasha Carter of Killeen, Texas. In respect for her stepfather, NaTasha stated: “Lord, I thank you for putting David in our family’s life since I was the young age of four”. David has one grandchild, Alyssa Wales of Jackson, Mississippi known as “Le Le” whom he loved so dearly. David was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys, Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Braves. David is also survived by four siblings, Wesley Wannamaker Sr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Karen Wannamaker of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; Anthony Wannamaker of Pensacola, Florida and Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Wannamaker of Pensacola, Florida. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Hamp and Mildred Wannamaker and sister, Renomia Monroe of Sherman, Texas.
David has numerous nephews and nieces whom he treated all with one love and the same “good ole” heart like he’s never met a stranger. He will be truly missed by family and friends and his extended military family of Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi whom he talked about so dearly.
Special thanks to our niece, Evantha Wannamaker for her outstanding effort in maintaining close contact with the nurses and doctors during David’s long term hospitalization and maintaining his personal affairs.
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