Howard M. Moseley
May 16, 1925 ‒ August 11, 2019
Howard M. Moseley, age 94 of Galena, was called home to be with the Lord on August 11, 2019, with his wife of 70 years at his side.
He was born on May 16, 1925 in Marietta to the late Harry and Clara (Lee) Moseley. After graduating from Dexter City High School in 1943 he answered the call to duty, serving in the US Army during WW II. He proudly served in the Campaigns of Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe.
Howard met Icel Antill at the Noble County Fair the summer following his service to our country. They were married in 1948 and together spent 70 cherished years, raising a family of five boys, through thick and thin and always with a “yes dear” smile.
During his 28-year career in the auto body department at Graham Ford he was highly respected for his abilities and expertise. He later retired as an adjuster with the Erie Insurance Company.
Living a God and church centered life; he was a dedicated member of the Sunbury Christian Church, serving as an elder for over 40 years. He also served as Sunday School Superintendent and assisted with any needed project or work day. He was a member of the Delaware American Legion. A perfectionist, he believed in a good day’s work and taught his boys the importance of a good work ethic.
In his younger years he enjoyed bowling, golfing, and fishing as well as playing euchre and tending to his yard. Howard also possessed a passion for woodworking, creating many treasured toys and items for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Calm in nature, he was private, modest, and at times a bit stubborn, but above all else loving.
In addition to his beloved wife, Icel, he was most proud of his five Christian boys and their accomplishments. He treasured time spent with his grandchildren and precious moments with his great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Icel, sons: Gary (Gayle) of Bellefontaine, Marvin (Anne) of Mt. Gilead, Mike (Peg) of Panama City, FL, Steve (Peggy) of Grand Junction, CO, and Jeff Moseley of Galena, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
Friends may call from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16th at the Sunbury Christian Church, 870 Admiral Dr., Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Services are on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. also at Sunbury Christian Church, after which burial will take place at Northlawn Memory Gardens in Westerville with military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sunbury Christian Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com