The Rev. John Mosley Sr.

Obituary of The Rev. John Mosley Sr.


The Rev. John D. Mosley Sr., 74, of Laurel Run, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and pastor, received his final miracle early Sunday morning, June 23, 2019.  He passed away at home surrounded by his family following an illness.


Born July 9, 1944 in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John G. and Martha Burridge Mosley.   He graduated from James M. Coughlin High School and served four years of active duty with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era.  He was a chef aboard the USS Wright and attained the rank of CS2. 


For many years he operated heavy equipment in construction as well as serving as the pastor of Glad Tidings Assembly of God, Middle Road, Nanticoke for over 30 years.


John was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of the Laurel Run Volunteer Fire Department and fire police.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Mosley.


Surviving is his wife of 52 years, the former Gloria M. Besancon; a son, John D. Mosley Jr. and wife, Jaclyn; daughters, Cindy S. Franklin and husband (Ron), Tina L. Messinger and husband, Harvey and Tammy L. Mago and husband, Henry; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters, Gail Hammerle and husband, Rev. David and Ruth Fisher and husband, Craig as well as nieces and nephews.


A private service to celebrate his life will be held at the convenience of the family.


“God is good”


Arrangements are in the care of Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke.

Private Celebration of Life

Celebration of life will be held privately by the family at their convenience. There will be no public services or visitation.
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