Jake Mosby Jr., 92, of Hazen, Arkansas, passed away on August 21, 2022 at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Jake Mosby Jr. was born on September 26, 1929 to Jake and Delphia Mosby at Hall’s Crossing (between Hazen and DeValls Bluff, Arkansas). Jake Mosby Jr. completed the 5th grade at Wiley Public School, DeValls Bluff, Arkansas before having to leave school to become the breadwinner for his Family.
Jake Mosby was an upstanding member of the Hazen community. His work history includes working as a Tire Changing Technician at Proctor Tire Company; being a self-employed farmer (farming approximately 1,000 acres of soybeans, wheat, and rice); and working as an independent contractor who built homes, a Church, and an apartment complex (Yopp Street Apartments) in Hazen, Arkansas. Jake Mosby’s community involvements included co-founding Boy Scout Troop 408, his appointment as a Hazen City Councilman, his appointment as a City Constable, and serving as Deacon at Meredith Memorial Church of God in Christ.
In 1952, Jake Mosby Jr. met the love of his life, Frances Marie Jones in Carlisle, Arkansas. Jake and Frances Mosby went on to have five children, Jarvis Mosby – deceased (Marion), Roy Mosby (Gladys), Ronnie Mosby (Bernadette), Jeffrey Mosby (Roshonda), and Delphia Mosby. Jake and Frances Mosby were married for “69 happy years.”
Jake Mosby Jr. was predeceased in death by his father, Jake Mosby Sr.; mother, Delphia Mosby; five brothers, John Mosby, Leroy Mosby, Charles Mosby, Jeffrow Mosby, and Bobby Mosby; five sisters, Frances Mae Mosby, Betty Mosby, Dorothy Mosby, Emma Banks, and Joann Willis. He is survived by two sisters, Olivia Moore, and Bernice Kimbrough; and one brother, Jimmy Mosby. He is also survived by loving grandchildren, relatives, and friends.
Public viewing will be held at Colonial Southern Funeral Home, 216 N. Court Street, Carlisle, Arkansas, on September 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM.
Home-going service will be held at the Carlisle Civic Center, 215 S. Court Street, Carlisle, Arkansas, on September 2, 2022. Public viewing will be 10:00 – 11:00 am. Mr. Mosby’s Celebration Service will begin at 11:00 am.
Flowers may be sent to Colonial Funeral Home, 216 N. Court Street, Carlisle, Arkansas. Cards, gifts, etc., can be sent to Attn: Mosby Family, 6060 Silver Oak Drive, Sherwood, Arkansas, 72120-6500.