Donald R. “Ray” Mosley

Oct. 16, 1931 – March 8, 2023


Donald Ray “Ray” Mosley, age 91 of Tazewell, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital. Donald was born Oct. 16, 1931, and was a son of the late George Mosley and Virginia Pearl (Day) Mosley. 

Donald attended Open Door Community Church in Baptist Valley, Virginia, and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Joplin, Missouri. He was a 1949 graduate of Gary High School in Gary, West Virginia. He touched many lives as he traveled around the world. Donald was very outgoing, and he was an active member in his church. He and his wife, Verna, enjoyed collecting coin glass while traveling throughout the United States. He was a retired Tech Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. After retirement, Donald oversaw the communications department of the Missouri Southern State University while teaching there.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Verna Mosely; brother, Walter Edward Mosley; and nephew, Michael David Hash.

Survivors cherishing his memory include his two brothers, Gene R. Mosley of Tazewell, Virginia, and William W. Mosley and wife, Sharon of Bulls Gap, Tennessee; Jerry and Linda Newman, who were like his children; brothers-in-law, Edwin Duer and wife, Lavonne, DeVern Orth; sisters-in-law, Vangie Barth, Cynthia Ludwig and Pam Mosley; special first cousin, Donna Sue Cooper; special people, London Hurt, Ron and Naomi R. Magadieu, William, Carol, Coreena, Katie, and Robert Asbury.

The funeral service was March 22 with interment at the Seward Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Adult & Teen Challenge- 1651 Unity Rd. Princeton, WV 24739. Arrangements by Zabka-Perdue Funeral Home.