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James M Mosley

February 5, 1939 - March 4, 2013

James M. Mosley, 74, of Mexico, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Mr. Mosley was born Feb. 5, 1939, in Mokane, the son of Joseph Carson and Lois Vernice (Maddox) Mosley. On May 4, 1957, in Hernando, Miss., he married Carolyn Hite. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1957 - 61. He started his working career at Kaisers and then went into Union Labor as an Organizer, which he did for 33 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Elks Lodge, Shriners and a former member of the Jaycees. He was a member of Masonic Lodges in Mexico, Perry, Paris and Mokane. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows in Mokane. He loved fishing, hunting, woodworking and his dog, Winnie. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and MU fan. Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn of the home; two sons, Mark Mosley and Kathy of Mexico and Steven Mosley and wife, Cheryl of Mexico; one daughter, Michelle Mosley and Rodney Brewster of Mexico; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maurene Painter of Victoria, Texas and Martha Linhardt of Wichita, Kan. James was preceded in death by: one daughter, Karen Ann Bensley; his parents; and two brothers, Clyde Crump and J.C. Mosley Jr. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday at Arnold Funeral Home with Rev. David Nash officiating. Visitation is from 5 - 7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. All memorials may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265. Condolences at www.arnoldfh.com