Donald John Moseby, Sr., was born January 20, 1935, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Leo Turner and Sarah (Curtis) Moseby. He died Tuesday, November 29, 2016, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 81 years. Don was reared and educated in Tulsa and graduated with the Central High School Class of 1951. He was married June 20, 1953, in Tulsa, to Peggy Jane Davis. Don surrendered his life to the ministry and began pastoring as an Associate Pastor with Bethel Baptist Tabernacle in Tulsa. He founded Maranatha Baptist Temple in rural Collinsville, Oklahoma, in 1976, and has served as their pastor since that time. Sharing Christ with others was his calling in life, and he had a strong desire to support foreign missions so that the Gospel could be preached around the world. Don enjoyed spending time snow skiing, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family as well as many friends. He was always ready to visit with a good story and sometimes a good joke.
Loving family members include:
His wife of over 63 years; Peggy, of the home
Two sons and daughters-in-law;
Donnie and Gina Moseby, of Owasso
Roger and Sally Moseby, of Owasso
Daughter and son-in-law; Gloria and Mark McGuire, of Highland Village, Texas
Josh Moseby and his wife, Kara
Dan Moseby and his wife, Erica
Caleb McGuire and his wife, Rebecca
Adam McGuire and his wife, Kelli
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm., Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso, Oklahoma. Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., Monday, December 5, 2016, at Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle with Pastor Gary Cate officiating. Honoring him as casket bearers will be his grandchildren. Committal service and interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Don’s memory to the Maranatha Foreign Missions, 12602 North Memorial, Collinsville, Oklahoma, 74021. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
I am forever grateful for the times I spent with Brother Don in our little country church! He was always so kind and giving. Spending time with him and the church family sure helped mold me into the person I am today. I have very fond memories that will stay with me forever; church camp as a teenager was the BEST time! Rejoicing in knowing Heaven has a new Angel !!
— Dawn Garrett Koester, Friday – December 2, 2016
I married into an amazing family when I married Gloria Moseby. Don has been the perfect family patriarch and leader for my family. Don, years ago had the guts to leave his job and start a church now that church is beacon of hop and love for the community and supports missionaries around the world. He has been my mentor and friend I love him very much. 2 Timithy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
— Mark McGuire, Friday – December 2, 2016
Donald was a great man and always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayer go out to his family.
— Gary Varnell, Friday – December 2, 2016
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Brother Don will be sorely missed by his family, loved ones, friends, and those of us at Maranatha, the church the Lord equipped him to build and shepherd all these many years. We are so blessed to have met him, and his witness to Christ will remain in our hearts forever. Our sympathy and thoughtful prayers of comfort go out to Miss Peggy and all of his family. Brother Don showed us how to live, and how to die. The race he ran leads us to our eternal prize– Jesus Christ.
— Jerry & Cindy Zafereo, Saturday – December 3, 2016
BRO. DON–MAY HE REST IN PEACE WITH NO MORE PAIN. BRO. DON HAS BEEN A BLESSING TO MY FAMILY FOR 40 YEARS, HE LED FRANK AND OUR TWO CHILDREN TO THE LORD. HE HAS HEPED US THRUGH MANY TRIALS IN THESE YEARS. HE HAS BEEN MY PASTOR, FRIEND ALL THESE YEARS AND MY BOSS FOR MOST OF THOSE YEARS—I SERVED AS CHURCH SECRETARY AND TYPED MANY SERMONS FOR HIM. I HAVE TRAVELED ON VACATIONS AND SKI TRIPS WITH HIM AND MS. PEGGY. I HAVE SEEN MANY OF GOD’S CREATIONS AROUND THESE UNITED STATES DUE TO HIM. I THANK HIM FOR THAT. HE WAS ALWAYS A KIND PASSIONATE MAN OF GOD AND SERVING THE PEOPLE THAT NEEDED HIM IN ANY WAY NEEDED. HE WAS TRULY GOD’S SERVANT. I REALLY DO MISS HIM SO MUCH. BUT ‘IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE….’ HE WAS IN HEAVEN AND NO MORE PAIN. WE ALL LOVED HIM VERY MUCH
— PAT CHERRY, Saturday – December 3, 2016
Always Uncle Don to me, he was a favorite in my life all though my childhood and into my adult life. He always cared about what I had to say, and what I was doing. He knew how to listen. I always admired his love for my mom. It was hard to watch my mom loose her baby brother but she, as do I, believe he moved to a place in his eternal life in which he believed with all his heart, mind, and soul. We will miss him greatly.
— Katharyn Tackett, Saturday – December 3, 2016
Bro Don was not only an Awesome Pastor,he was an even better man. He Preached at both my Parents funeral. They both Loved Bro Don dearly. He will surely be missed. He has the Sweetest Wife ever. Love Ms Peggy.
— David Burd, Saturday – December 3, 2016
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Don leaves a lovely family and that is the best legacy of all. Thoughts and Prayers.
— Kathleen Morrow, Saturday – December 3, 2016
Don was a huge part of my early years (I remember jumping the fence to visit his home) and a greater influence on my life. He leaves a great legacy and received the ultimate reward as a Heavenly Angel. Deepest Sympathies to the family.
— Johny Noe, Monday – December 5, 2016
I met Don in the spring of 1974 while I was working at Quik Trip. Don was a route salesman for Pepsi. One day he told me that he was quitting his job to be a pastor. His conversation affected me so deeply that I became a Christian shortly thereafter. I will always be eternally grateful to the Lord and Don for what he shared with me.
— Johnny Mack Brown, Monday – December 5, 2016
I just found out yesterday only a couple hours before his funeral that Brother Don had passed away. He had such a big impact on my life and the person I am today. We moved in just down the street from Maranantha and I started walking to and from church. At age 14 we made the trip to Silver State Baptist Youth Camp in Colorado, where I accepted Christ into my life. Brother Don was always there to foster my relationship with Christ, even years and years later while serving over seas in the Army. My thoughts and Prayers go out to him and his family.
— Travis Montgomery, Tuesday – December 6, 2016
Blessed to witness brother Donald Moseby’s celebration of life-he was such a wonderful man, preacher and family man! It started with his grandsons speaking about him, then his sons. It was said Jesus changed the course for his life. Jesus made Don a better man, husband and father…oh, for that to be said about all of us! He was really one of those men, who when you looked at him, you saw Jesus. Always full of Joy and Truth. It made me think,”if you ‘really’ want to know if Jesus is real, has an effect on people’s lives…go to a Strong Christians funeral, then to a non believer’s funeral…one is heartbreaking above imagination, the other really is a celebration. We left behind, miss them, but ‘they’ praise God are finally where they have placed their faith, they are with their Lord. Luke 15:10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” So can you even imagine the the excitement and praise when our chains are brok
— Rebecca Lowery Coody, Tuesday – December 6, 2016
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— Rebecca COODY, Tuesday – December 6, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Saturday – December 3, 2016
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle
13300 East 136th Street North
Collinsville, OK 74021
Monday – December 5, 2016
Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery
Highway 20, East of Highway 169
Owasso, OK 74055
Monday – December 5, 2016
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Donald John Moseby, Sr. to:
Maranatha Foreign Missions
12602 North Memorial Drive
Collinsville, OK 74021