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Douglas D. Moseley, Bowling Green, KY (1928-2017)

Douglas Moseley and his family left an indelible imprint on Kentucky, especially on Adair County, where he was an educator and administrator at Lindsey Wilson College, raised his wonderful family, where his wife of 63 years, Betty Jean Wyant Moseley taught in the public schools, where he was living when first elected to the Kentucky State Senate and in all his years of service, and where he played such an active role in civic affairs and business, where he served as pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, and where the three books for which is also famous were printed. His Memorial Service will be in his native Bowling Green, KY.
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Douglas D. Moseley, of Bowling Green, KY, passed away November 8, 2017, at Hospice House of Southern KY. He was born on March 24, 1928, in Bowling Green, KY, and was preceded in death by his parents, J Lee Moseley and Eva Lottie Moore Moseley Stamps.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 11, at 11amCT, at Broadway United Methodist Church, 1323 Melrose Street, Bowling Green, KY. Visitation will be at the church on Friday, November 10, 2017, from 4pm to 8pmCT and on Saturday, November 11, from 9am to 11amCT.


A 1945 graduate of Bowling Green High School and a member of the BGHS Hall of Honor, Moseley began his higher education at Western KY 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, KY, from which he was licensed to preach in 1946. He served as pastor for Methodist churches in Snellville, GA; and Hopkinsville, Park City, Highland, Old Zion, Russell Springs, Columbia, Albany, Munfordville, and Campbellsville, KY.

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 KY State Parole and Probation Board, the State Personnel Board, and the KY Legislative Ethics Commission. He served as district superintendent of the KY 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)

  • Three grandchildren: Matthew Douglas Bragg, Andrew Jordan Bragg, and Haley Elizabeth Moseley

  • Seven great-grandchildren

  • A sister: Barbara Moseley Cockrum, of Owensboro, KY

  • Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Doug and Betty Jean Moseley Scholarship Fund at Lindsey Wilson College, the KY United Methodist Children's Homes, Broadway United Methodist Church, Hospice of Southern KY, or the Alzheimer's Association. Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home, 901 Fairview Ave., Bowling Green, KY 42101. Phone number 270-843-4338.

    This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.


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