The Rev. Jim Ray Mosley, 77, of Abilene, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Chambers will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Stan Allcorn. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Highway 277 South. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene, Texas.
Jim was born Nov. 3, 1934 in Anson, Texas, to James Henry and R.D. (Wilbern) Mosley. He grew up in Grand Falls, Texas, where he graduated from high school.
Jim was a Baptist minister for more than 50 years. He had pastored many places including: Avoca, Plains, Wilson, Oâ€™Donnell, Ackerly, Colorado City, Westbrook, Hico, Snyder, Ira, Lamesa and Anson. He had also served as interim pastor for several churches in the Abilene area. At the time of his death, Jim was the associate pastor of Second Baptist Church in Abilene.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Jimmye Sue Mosley, two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Claudia Mosley, of Abilene; one son, David Mosley and wife Betsy of Abilene; two daughters, Gay Haigood and husband Chuck of Portland, and Laurie Burton and husband Bo of Abilene; two step-sons, George Robert Drake and wife Bonnie of Fort Worth and Gregory Dale Drake and wife Amy of Leander; two step-daughters, Marsha Lou Conner and husband Jay of Austin, and Tama Lori Drake of Abilene; one brother, Bill Mosley and wife Shirley of Abilene; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven step-granddaughters; two step-great-grandsons; three step-great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials made be sent in honor of the Rev. Mosley to Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, 701 S. Pioneer Drive, Abilene, Texas 79605; Second Baptist Church, 901 Victoria St., Abilene, Texas 79603; or to Broadview Baptist Church, 2500 S. 27th St., Abilene, Texas 79605.