James Paris Moseley, son of the late Jesse Frank and Ollie May (Montgomery) Moseley, was born on March 22, 1922 in Graff, Missouri, and departed this life on October 31, 2010 in Autumn Oaks Caring Center in Mtn. Grove, Missouri, at 88 years of age.
Paris grew up in the Graff community north of Mtn .Grove. In 1943, he went to work for Intercounty Electric Company where he began at the bottom and worked his way to district manager. He retired in 1990 after working over 47 years.
Paris raised beef cattle and enjoyed working on his farm. He loved to garden and was well known in the community for his tomatoes that he enjoyed sharing with those around him. He also liked to be outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Paris was united in marriage to Mary (Martin) Moore on March 22, 1985 in Mtn. Grove. They enjoyed spending time together and going places. He also loved the time he spent with his family and every opportunity that he had to visit with his many friends, while sharing his mathematical riddles and puzzles.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death one brother, Bonard Moseley.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Moseley of their home in Mtn. Grove; two daughters, Janis Boone and husband Randy of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Donna Hoots of Mtn. Grove; a sister-in-law, Blanche Moseley of Columbia, Missouri; two nephews; six grandchildren, Nicholas Smith, Amanda Cauldwell, Brittany Hoots, Quinton Allison, Sarah Chapman and Anna Jones; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends who will sadly miss him.
Graveside services were Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in Moseley Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Cannon and Rev. Jerry Ratterree officiating. Jerry Ratterree and Wayne Cannon also served as singers and musicians. Song selections were “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Memories.” Pallbearers were Delbert Tate, Francis Marler, Gene Crisp, Howard Carder, Nicholas Smith, and Mick Plummer. Honorary pallbearers were Intercounty employees and Brian Chapman, Danny Jones, Keith Allison and Randy Boone. Burial was in Moseley Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.
Online condolences may be made at www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.