William Alvin “Billy” Mosley Sr., 82, of Cleveland went to be with his Heavenly Father on Dec. 20, 2018. Billy was born on April 1, 1936 to William Ernest and Audrey Lee Mosley, in Madisonville, Texas. He was one of nine children.
Billy joined the United States Navy on April 7, 1954, at 18 years of age. He proudly served his country for four years and was honorably discharged April 2, 1958. During his service he completed the U.S. Naval School Machinist’s Mate Class “A” Service School Command. He received appointment of Machinist Mate Third Class on Nov. 16, 1955, and Machinist Mate Second Class on Nov. 16, 1956. Billy was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Hill on March 22, 1956. They had five children: Catherine Denise Mosley King, Bobbie Diane Mosley Clark, William Alvin Mosley Jr., Shanna Darlette Mosley and Shawn Darlene Mosley Dunaway.
Billy’s favorite things to do were to spend time with his brothers and cousins at the Catfish Farm playing dominoes, working on their equipment and going on their trips to Colorado hunting. Billy was a member of the American Legion Gibson Post 393.He worked at U. S. Steel and Jindal Steel, Dresser, and at Spring ISD as a maintenance electrician. Billy loved his family very much and was always trying to help them in any way he could. He loved for his grandchildren to visit him and was so proud of all of them. Billy will be remembered for many things, but most of all he will be remembered for his generosity, his love for his family and for life.
Billy was preceded in death by his father, William Ernest Mosley; his mother, Audrey Lee Mosley; his wife, Barbara Jean Hill Mosley; his daughter, Shanna Darlette Mosley; his brothers, Calvin Ennis, Alvin Dennis, Donald Ray, Macil Dean, Arthur Lee and Charles Ernest; his sisters, Evelyn Eunice Minor and Margie Nell Lafitte; and his son-in-law, Ronnie Clark.
Billy is survived by his daughters, Catherine and Diane; his son, Butch, and wife, Sherry; his daughter, Shawn, and her husband Tyler; and his grandchildren, Veniesa Jackson and husband Johnny, John Brown and fiancé Valerie, Bradley Mosley and Maryann, Jennifer Clark Poe and husband Brad, Jeremy Mosley, Whitney Mosley Duncan and husband Dave, Lindy Mosley, Brent Mosley and wife P.J., Caden Whigham and Cambrea Whigham. Billy also has nine great-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Matthew 11:28-30 — Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”