Joseph R. “Papa Joe” Mosley, 80, formerly of Little Rock and recently of Benton, died surrounded by family on Thursday, Aug. 2.
He was a member of Geyer Springs United Methodist Church. He was a family man with a wonderful sense of humor. He served in the U.S./ Air Force during the Korean War and was called to duty with the Air National Guard during the 1957 crisis at Central High School. He was retired from Spector Red Ball Freight and National Medical Rentals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nora Mosley; his brothers, William and James Mosley; and his sisters, Margaret Wild and Betty Pounders.
He is survived by two daughters, Eva Spaul of Benton and Peggy Riley of West Memphis; and three sons, Jamison and Tim Mosley of Little Rock and Arthur Mosley of Alexander; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, Roller-Drummond Funeral Home in Little Rock. Entombment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Brian Raley, Caleb Thompson, Matthew Riley, Patrick Mosley, Anthony Mosley and Steve Riley. Honorary pallbearer is Joe Finch.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 3, at the funeral home.
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