Floyd Mobley Jr
Floyd Mobley, Jr, 88, of Madison, MS passed away on May 26, 2023.
He was born in November of 1934 to Floyd Mobley Sr and Louise Herron Mobley at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. The family lived in the Meadowbrook area on the edge of Jackson and settled on Meadowbrook Rd in the early 1950s when it was still a gravel road. He attended Liberty Grove (county school) and graduated from Central High School. Besides being a member of the band, he also played baseball, including Legion ball through his high school years and beyond, with a year or two of being a player/coach. He studied art at Millsaps College and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in advertising, beginning his newspaper career at MS News and Views.
He eventually landed at the state-wide office of Electric Power Associations of MS as the Managing Editor of the monthly newspaper, now named Today In Mississippi.
At the time of his retirement, his newspaper boasted the largest circulation of any newspaper/magazine in the state. Career highlights include several multi-day interviews and feature stories of Senator John C Stennis as well as routine collaboration with Rose Budd Stevens.
Floyd joined the Jaycees just after college in the late 1950s and over the years, held several leadership positions. Throughout much of his life, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was his main service outlet. A member for 63 years, he served as deacon, elder, treasurer, and moderator. He was instrumental in getting a grave marker erected for one of the former pastors, Reverend Thomas Caskey, at Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson, MS and in helping Pastor John Shearer form an alliance with other Briarwood area churches and other Christian Churches in the greater Jackson area.
After First Christian Church closed, he became a member of Grace Primitive Baptist Church in Pearl, MS, joining his wife (a lifelong member of the Primitive Baptist Church).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Mobley Sr and Louise Herron Mobley, and his 8-year-old grandson, Christopher Floyd Mobley. He leaves behind a wife, Sandra V Mobley, two children, Janet Mobley and Dennis Mobley (Madeline), and his 13-year-old grandson, Sidney. Plus, brothers-in-law Larry Vaughn (Mary), Ron Vaughn (Pat), and the Brown Family.
Visitation will be at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS on Friday, June 2, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 9:00 to 10:00 am with the funeral service immediately following in the chapel at 10:00 am. He will be laid to rest at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS.
Memorials can be made to: Grace Primitive Baptist Church, 349 Cross Park Dr, Pearl, MS 39208, or to- Southern Christian Services for Children & Youth, 4735 Old Canton Road, Suite 111,Jackson, MS 39211.