Royce Eldridge Mosley, passed from this life into joy everlasting to be with Our Savior on August 30, 2021. He passed away peacefully at home.
He was born at home in Aline on January 18,1934, the last child of nine. He attended school at Aline and then attended Metter High School and graduated in 1952. He went to Middle Georgia College in Cochran and continued his education at the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in Agriculture. He then joined the Army and was a Private 1st class and worked in the Pentagon in the Cryptology department. While in the Army, he met his darling wife, Louise Hale. They were married in 1958. Their family began to enlarge and was enriched with the birth of a son, Timothy in 1960 and then with the birth of twins, Dianne and David in 1962.
Royce was a farmer most of his life, planting row crops, tobacco, corn, soybeans and cotton. He also was a rancher, raising swine and cattle for many years. Royce also became a cattleman, raising and buying cattle to be shipped to feed lots, mainly in Ohio and Texas. Being a cattleman was one of the greatest joys of his life. He was appointed to the Candler County Board of Education and served on the board for many years.
He was a Church of God preacher and he pastored Aline Church of God and the Claxton Church of God. He served as a Chaplin at Candler County Hospital, where he went every Sunday to visit the sick and also at Azalea Nursing Home in Metter, where he went every Friday and held a service for the residents. His main concern in life was bringing people to Jesus Christ. After the death of his first wife Louise, he married Sandra Stille in 2015. He is preceded death by his parents; William Louis Mosley and Sally Ann Cannady Mosley; his first wife, Louise Hale Mosley; three brothers, Louis (Audrey) Mosley. Edward (Madge) Mosley and Cecil Mosley; five sisters, Lillian (Jim) Warren, Alice (Mac) McCoy, Ruby (Clarence) Ethridge, Geneva (Jimmy) Douglas, Louise (Raybon) Warren and a stepson, Mitchell Henry.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra Stille Mosley; his oldest son, Tim (Melanie) Mosley, the twins, Dianne (Al) Lawson and David (Sandra) Mosley; seven grandchildren, Raven (Paul) Tschida, Megan (Cohen) Deal, Logan Hall, Pierce Mosley and Jenna Mosley, Sammi Jo (Riley) Johnson, Elizabeth Lawson; step children, Mona (Gene) McCook and Karen (DeWayne) Thomas; seven great-grandchildren, Dax, Case, Henley Braydon, Mercer, Kennedy and Palmer.
A graveside will be Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11 o’clock in the morning at Cool Springs Cemetery with no visitation before or afterwards.
Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter is in charge of the arrangements.
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