Douglas D. Moseley, of Bowling Green, passed away Nov. 8, 2017, at Hospice House of Southern Kentucky.
He was born on March 24, 1928, in Bowling Green, and was preceded in death by his parents, J. Lee Moseley and Eva Lottie Moore Moseley Stamps.
A 1945 graduate of Bowling Green High School and a member of the BGHS Hall of Honor, Moseley began his higher education at Western Kentucky University and transferred for his senior year to Kentucky Wesleyan College, from which he graduated in 1952. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1957 from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Union College bestowed an honorary doctorate in public service upon him in 1985, and he received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Lindsey Wilson College in 2010.
Moseley had extensive experience in the life and work of the church, in education and in public service.
Reverend Moseley was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, from which he was licensed to preach in 1946. He served as pastor for Methodist churches in Snellville, Georgia, and Hopkinsville, Park City, Highland, Old Zion, Russell Springs, Columbia, Albany, Munfordville and Campbellsville.
In 1960, Moseley was hired as a professor of religion at Lindsey Wilson College and also served as chair of the religion department and assistant to the president.
Among his many professional and governmental experiences, Moseley was elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 1973 and served until his retirement in 1986. He was also appointed to the Kentucky State Parole and Probation Board, the State Personnel Board and the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission. He served as district superintendent of the Kentucky Department of Parks and was a drug and alcohol abuse counselor for the Lake Cumberland Area Development District.
After his retirement, Moseley published three books, "There Is More to Preaching, Than Just Preaching," "A Table Speaks" and "From George W. to George W."
Moseley is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Jean Wyant Moseley; and three children, J. Lewis Moseley (Sandra), Rebekah Ellen Bragg (Darrel) and Leslie M. Watkins (Chris). He is also survived by three grandchildren, Matthew Douglas Bragg, Andrew Jordan Bragg and Haley Elizabeth Moseley; and seven great-grandchildren. A sister, Barbara Moseley Cockrum, of Owensboro, also survives.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at Broadway United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at the church on Friday, Nov. 10, from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9-11 a.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Doug and Betty Jean Moseley Scholarship Fund at Lindsey Wilson College, the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes, Broadway United Methodist Church, Hospice of Southern Kentucky, or the Alzheimer's Association.
Published on November 8, 2017