Dr. Yack Clayton Moseley, 82, went home peacefully to be with our Lord, surrounded by his family and loved ones on Saturday, July 4, 2009.

He was born in Izoro, Texas, on June 20, 1927. In 1944 he was drafted by the U.S. Army and worked his way into the Army Air Corps, which became the United States Air Force in 1947. In 1950 he was deployed to Korea flying over 50 missions in B-29s over the Pusan Peninsula.

Returning from Korea, Moseley married Genevela Getchell of San Antonio. They had four children, Jeff, John, Brenda and Scott. He then pursued a career in higher education obtaining a Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering from Oklahoma State University. His teaching assignments included a six year contract with OSU in Ethiopia and a 20-year tenure as professor of Agricultural Engineering at Sam Houston State University.

Yack Moseley loved the Lord and loved serving his church. He cherished his community, serving as president of the breakfast Kiwanis Club and longtime member of the Gideons International. He stepped up to help with a variety of leadership roles in the Church of the Nazarene including board member, treasurer, and taught Sunday School for more than 50 years. He loved to meet people from all walks of life. He never met a stranger, they were simply new friends that he hadn’t yet had the opportunity to meet.

He was preceded in death by his father, Randall Lawton Moseley; his brother, Jeff Rayburn; and sister, Linda Gutierrez.

He is survived by his mother, Mildred Moseley; sister, Deletta Washburn; brother, Kendall; his wife of 57 years, Genevela; son, Jeff (Jackie); son, John (Ariel); daughter, Brenda Christopher (Justin); son, Scott (Amie); and six grandchildren, Hank, Evelyn, Joi, Jenni, Ryannah and Hampton.

Yack Moseley will lie in state at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville on Wednesday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Thursday, July 9, from 9 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service. Family visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be at Brooke Cemetery in Huntsville.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Huntsville First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 3707 State Highway 30 West, Huntsville, TX 77340, or the charity of your choice.

Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com.

Sam Houston

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