James D. Mosley, 67, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
He was born Feb. 15, 1947, to Thomas and Dorothy Mosley in Camden.
Jim grew up in Kansas City, graduating from Ruskin High School in 1965 and Central Missouri State in 1969. He worked as an accountant for Graybar Electric for 30 years, eventually settling in Texas.
He became a volunteer firefighter and president of the Klein Volunteer Fire Department, serving alongside his second wife and the love of his life, Jean Stevens. They married on May 23, 1986. In 2002, he and Jean retired to Benton, where he worked for the state Health Department for 11 years, retiring a second time last July.
Jim was a loving husband and father, never letting a moment pass without telling his family how much he loved them. He constantly modeled what it means to be a man of integrity. He was passionate about history, the outdoors, politics and fishing. He will be remembered for his storytelling and, like a true fisherman, the stories were always longer and better than the actual events. He always managed to make people laugh.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Jean; his mother, Dorothy, and a brother Tom of Kansas City; two sons, Kale and wife Rebecca of Derby, Kan., and Kurt and wife Laura of Holly Springs, N.C.; a daughter, Kelly Hulen and husband Brian of Lewisville, Texas; and a stepson, Chris Stevens and wife Jessica, of Castle Rock, Col.; five grandsons; five granddaughters; four nephews; and three nieces.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at First Southern Baptist Church of Bryant.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com