Kenneth Mosley, 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep Aug. 17, 2016, at Flagler Hospital.
He was born Sept. 28, 1927, near Lyons, Ga. He was the third son of Charlie L. Mosley and Carrie Phillips Mosley. He grew up on the family farm in Montgomery County, Ga. During World War II, he worked at a shipyard in Brunswick, Ga., as a welder, building Liberty ships. He and his bride, Bernice, came to Florida in 1947, moving to Cross Creek. They were involved in the commercial fishing business during the years they lived there. He loved to brag about the week he caught 999 pounds of catfish at Newnan’s Lake.
In 1952, they moved to Palatka, and he began working at Hudson Pulp and Paper, now Georgia-Pacific. He was a tow motor driver there for a number of years, and later worked in the gumming department in the paper bag factory. He retired from the mill in 1978 due to health issues. He really loved to go fishing and knew every fishing hole for miles around. He loved the Ocklawaha River and nature in general. For the last 10 years of his life, he lived with his daughter’s family and enjoyed being with his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter, Charlotte.
Mr. Mosley is the direct descendant of William Brantley Mosley, a Revolutionary War soldier. The Mosley family has lived in the Montgomery County area of Georgia since the late 1700s.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his two older brothers, Curtis and H.D. Mosley; and a grandson, Jason Eric Mosley.
He is survived by his son, Keith Mosley of Palatka; his daughter and son-in-law, Miranda and Edward LaSure of Welaka; his former wife and the mother of his children, Bernice Benton Mosley; four grandchildren, William H. Wigg IV (Olivia), Lisanne LaSure, Benjamin LaSure and Patrick LaSure, all of Welaka; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Wigg; and four sisters, Dorothy Calhoun, Johnnie Faye Morrison, Martha Morris and Jett Robinson, all of Vidalia, Ga.
Watts Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.