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Charles Joseph Mosby

February 10, 1934 — April 29, 2012

Charles Joseph Mosby

Charles Joseph Mosby, age 78, passed away at his home on April 29, 2012 from a battle with cancer. Joe as most knew him was born in Saline County, IL on February 10, 1934 to the late A.B. and Ama (Edwards) Mosby. He was married on October 5, 1952 to Willia Bea (Kingston).

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Rock Lee Mosby, a brother, Floyd Mosby, and a grandson, Chris Downen.

Survived by his wife, Willia Bea, of 59 years; three daughters, Burdetta Kay Downen (Bobby) of Shawneetown, Kimberly Jo Downen (Steve) of Karbers Ridge, and Jeri Ann Matz (John) of Wauchula, Fl; ten grandchildren; Courtney Downen Oldham (Joel), Jordan Downen Ahrens (Paul), Sara Mosby Zender (Chris), Emmy Mosby Baustian (Brett), Hank Downen (Barbie), Kassidy Downen, Lucas and Wyatt Downen, Noah and Will Matz; and seven great grandchildren. Also survives four sisters, Rita Allen (Emil), Linda Arnold (Thomas), Ama Miller (John), Roxie Sharr (Steve); five brothers, Eddie Mosby (Sudie), Jerry Mosby (Virginia), Webb Mosby (Jeri), Clyde Mosby (Charlene), and Bill Mosby. Many nieces and nephews.

Joe had a great love for horses. He trained and worked with them throughout his life. This same passion trickled down to his granddaughter, Kass, whom they shared many experiences together doing what they loved. Joe will be remembered as a kind and loving man that loves his family. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

The family would like to especially thank Melissa Gauthier for the love and care given.

Memorial visitation for Joe will be on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 9:00-11:00 AM with a memorial service immediately following all at the Pisgah General Baptist Church, located on Rt. 1 near Leamington. Rev. Steve Hunt will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pisgah General Baptist Church.

Cox & Son Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements. You may leave a note of comfort to the family at

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