Obituaries

Obituaries » Robert Wade Mosby

Robert Wade Mosby

January 8, 1926 - October 28, 2013

U.S. Veteran

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 (noon), Saturday, November 9, at Sweet Home Evangelical Church.

Obituary Viewed 102 times

Robert “Bob” Wade Mosby, 87, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Monday, October 28, 2013. He was born into a pioneer Lane County family in Cottage Grove. He was the son of Wade and Luella (Hurly) Mosby.

His early years were spent in Cottage Grove and Wendling. His family moved to Sweet Home for his final high school years, where he graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1944.

Upon graduation, he joined the US Army Air Corps, serving in the Pacific Theater. Once discharged in October 1946, he married Molly Coulter, his high school sweetheart. They celebrated 67 years of marriage earlier this month.

He began his distinguished career in forest products with Santiam Lumber Company in 1946, concluding with his retirement as an executive for Louisiana-Pacific in 1992.

Bob enjoyed boating, hunting, and golf. He and Molly spent their early retirement years between residences in Bend, OR and Yuma, AZ. In 2007, they relocated to the Wiley Creek Community in Sweet Home.

He is survived by: his wife, Molly of Sweet Home; sister, Mary Jean and Lee Simpson of Indian Wells, CA; four children and their spouses, Wade and Susan Mosby of Lake Oswego, OR; Wayne and Kayrn Mosby of Klamath Falls, OR; Tim and Robin Mosby of Kingman, AZ; Robbie and Bill Nyara of Sweet Home; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 (noon), Saturday, November 9, at Sweet Home Evangelical Church.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.