Harold G. Mosley, of Hyden, KY, a beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2023, surrounded by his loving family at his residence at the age of 91. He was born on August 11, 1932, in Asher, Kentucky to Marion and Sally Sizemore Mosley.
Harold's life was marked by dedication and service. After his time spent in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1949 to 1955, he achieved the rank of Corporal in the esteemed 518th Transportation Company. His bravery and commitment earned him several honors including the National Defense Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korea Service Medal, Combat Infantry Man Badge, and Army of Occupation medal.
Following his military service, Harold pursued his passion for mechanics and attended the vocational school in Hazard where he became a certified diesel mechanic. He went on to work as a diesel mechanic and later became a truck driver for many years. Harold's expertise and hard work left an indelible mark on the industry.
Outside of his professional life, Harold had a deep appreciation for history and nature. He enjoyed collecting war memorabilia and immersing himself in military history as well as Native American history. Among his hobbies were planting and growing trees while taking care of his bird friends who often visited his home.
One cannot speak of Harold without mentioning his love for storytelling. He delighted in sharing memories of his time in the war with friends and family alike. Through these stories, he transported listeners back in time while teaching valuable lessons of resilience and fortitude.
In marriage, Harold found true happiness with his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Deloris Mosley whom he wed on on September 11, 1976. Their bond was unbreakable as they stood by each other through thick and thin. Together they created a beautiful family filled with love and cherished memories.
In addition to his wife, Harold is survived by his adoring daughter Bridget Mosley Fleming (Douglas), stepsons Rick Young (Renda) and Robert Wilder (Angela), and brother Kenneth Mosley. He also leaves behind cherished grandchildren Landon Mosley, Amberly Dicey (Darrell), Brady Fleming (Sammie), and Felicia Mosley. His great-grandchildren include Zao, Hadassa Mosley, Shade and Isaac Pace, Emerson Dicey, and Ian and Lukas Fleming. He also had a special grandson-in-law Tommy Pace.
Harold was predeceased by his beloved son Jeffery Allen Mosley, granddaughter Emma Caroline Pace, as well as his brothers Henry, Joseph, Edwin, Shelby Lee, Phillip Mosley, sisters Mary Redman and Alberta Mosley. While their absence weighs heavy on our hearts, we find solace in the knowledge that they have been reunited in peace.
To honor the life and legacy of Harold G. Mosley, a graveside service will be held at 2p.m. on December 4, 2023. The service will take place at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery - Southeast in Hyden, Kentucky.
Harold was a remarkable individual who touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His unwavering dedication to his country and family will forever be remembered. May his kind soul rest in eternal peace as we carry his memory within our hearts.
Arrangements are being handled carefully under the direction of Wolfe & Sons Funeral Home.