Mobley, Hugh Edward, Jr., a resident of Wetumpka, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at age 94.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Rebecca Collier Mobley; four children, Mark (Susan) Mobley, Larry Mobley, Judy Payne, Donna (Jeff) Lanier; stepdaughters, Karen (Hank) Austin, and Kim (Brent) Speer, six grandchildren, five step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Margaret Farmer.
Hugh was a U.S Marine, serving in World War II and Iwo Jima. After the war, he attended and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Forestry. He had a passion for flying and learned to fly while at the university. He enjoyed taking friends and family up to view Wetumpka, the Coosa River and Lake Jordan areas.
He was employed with the U.S. Forestry Service for 28 years, and six years with the Alabama Forestry Commission. He traveled throughout the U.S. and taught Forestry and Smoke Management. He participated with pride on “The Honor Flight” to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials with other Veterans & service men.
He has spent the last several years battling dementia at New Horizon Community Living Center at the VA in Tuskegee.
Funeral Services will be held at Gassett Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev Fred Zeigler, Rev. Hank Austin, Brent Speer and Rev. Matt Albritton speaking. Burial will follow in Pine View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at Gassett Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to the First Methodist Church of Wetumpka or the Elmore County Humane Shelter.
Online Guest Book available at www.gassettfuneralhome.net