William C. "Bill Moseley" Moseley Jr.

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Bill Moseley died peacefully among family on January 8, 2014. Born in 1925 in Macon, Georgia, he spent most of his childhood in Atlanta. Bill completed his aeronautical engineering degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and worked briefly on the university's wind tunnel project where he met his wife of 65 years, Rose Mary Long Moseley.

He joined NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) and relocated to Hampton, Virginia where Bill and Rose Mary's two sons, Samuel and Allen, were born. In 1958 he was the 50th hire of the Space Task Force when NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was formed. In 1962 the family moved to the Houston area so Bill could work at the new space center. He played a role in all of NASA's major projects during that era - the X15, an experimental rocket-powered aircraft, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, the lunar module, space station and finally, the space shuttle. He lived and worked among the original seven astronauts and served as their aeronautics instructor.

Bill retired in 1983 from NASA, but remained active in his church of 47 years, Seabrook United Methodist Church, serving on numerous committees and assuming almost all leadership positions. He also served as a Board member for 42 years for the Methodist San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown. Bill was a member of the Exchange Club, volunteered as a tax advisor at area libraries, and a driver for those who needed transportation.

Bill was a Southern gentleman who cherished his home and family. An avid Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech, he loved sports, and also supported his local high school, college and professional teams.. Bill and Rose Mary moved to San Antonio in 2009 to be near family.

Bill is survived by his wife, Rose Mary Moseley, and his son, Samuel Grady and his wife, Susan Hudson Moseley, of San Antonio, and their three daughters, Sarah Steele and husband Josh and two daughters, Ashlyn and Blythe, of Dallas; Charlotte Turlington and her husband, Tyler, of San Antonio, and Amelia Sakowski and husband, Chris, of Los Angeles. Also his son, Allen Claud Moseley, and wife, Cindy Wallace, of Boone, NC, and sons Mason, of Nashville, TN, and Walker, of Miami, FL. Bill was the son of William Claud Moseley and Sarah Mays Moseley (deceased), and his sister and husband, Lisabeth Hackney and Henry Hackney (deceased). Other family includes his niece, Betsy Holman, and husband, Johnny, of Albany, GA, and Timothy (deceased) and Jodi Hackney of Charleston, SC. Bill held a special fondness for his nephew, Kenneth William Tuell, and wife Gayla, of Charlotte, NC.

The family would like to thank Sonterra Health Center and Odyssey Hospice for their kind care and assistance to Bill and his wife, Rose Mary. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held in February at Coker United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Coker United Methodist Church, 231 E North Loop Rd., San Antonio, TX 78216 or the .


Published on yourbayareanews.com from Jan. 10 to Jan. 23, 2014
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