Monday, November 25th, 2013
Leland "Woody" Mobley, 67, St. Marys, died at 6:45 a.m. Nov. 23, 2013, at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Fonda, Ky., to John and Dallas (Reed) Mobley. He married Shirlene Bailey July 16, 1965, and she survives at the residence.
Also surviving are four children, Lisa Mobley and Rick Steele, Geneva, Fla., Danny Mobley, St. Marys, Lonnie Mobley, Celina, and Sheila Prater, Wapakoneta; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey (JoLou) Mobley, St. Marys, and Wendell (Vivian) Mobley, St. Marys; and a sister, Wilma Pruitt, St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marie Dotson and Joyce Steele.
He retired from Shelley Asphalt Company in Lima and was a member of Union Local 329. He also was a race car driver, having driven for many years at Eldora Raceway. He also enjoyed watching races and playing with his grandchildren. He was a very helpful, kind friend who was always willing to lend his backhoe operating skills or plow snow for those in need. He attended New Start Church of God in Celina.
Funeral rites will be 11 a.m. on Saturday at Miller Funeral Home West Chapel in St. Marys, with his nephew, Pastor John Mobley, officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to New Start Church of God.
Condolences may be sent to his family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.