Wendell Clay Moseley
Wendell Clay Moseley, 79, of Littleton, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on Friday, November 24, 2017. Born on February 27, 1938 in Roanoke Rapids, NC, to Henry Clay and Ella Jo "Josephine" (Allen) Moseley, he was a lifelong resident of Halifax County, NC.
Wendell was a caring man who loved his community and enjoyed serving in a variety of ways. He was an active member of Rosemary UMC and Rotary International Club until health prohibited his attendance. Wendell was an attorney in Roanoke Rapids from 1963 until 2011. Additionally, he helped the area by serving on a variety of boards such as Roanoke Savings Bank, Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District, Halifax Memorial Hospital attorney, Halifax County Board of Elections attorney, and Roanoke Rapids Graded School District board, and the Roanoke Rapids Board of Adjustment. In Rotary, he was the district governor in 1983-1984 during which they established the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference which continues to present.
Wendell was a kind family man who enjoyed loving, laughing, and spending time with his family. He was married to Nancy (Garner) Moseley for 52 years and enjoyed building a happy life with her and their two daughters, Ruth (Moseley) Logsdon and her husband Jim, of Lemoore, CA, and Mary Clay (Moseley) Vick of Cary, NC. He is also survived by his sister, JoAnn (Moseley) Buxton of Cary, NC, brother-in-law Scott Garner and wife Allison of Matthews, NC, and sister-in-law Ann (Garner) Phillips and husband Wrenn of Roanoke Rapids, NC. Wendell leaves five grandchildren to cherish his memory: Emily Clay Vick and Katherine “Katie” Grace Vick of Cary, NC, Elizabeth Claire Logsdon and Henry Clay Logsdon of Lemoore, CA, and Ethan Cameron Logsdon of Middleburg, FL. Also, he leaves to cherish his memory several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Wendell enjoyed a full life because of the loved ones with whom he shared his days.
The family wishes to thank all the special caregivers who helped to care for Wendell during his declining health. We wish to thank Emmett Faulcon, Martha Denton, Joyce Garner, Doretha Harris, Ida Macon, Helen Edmonds, Ruth Poulsen, Elnora Richardson, Carolyn Gilliam, Alyssa Gomes, Sandra Pearcey, Allison Coleman, and Sandy Borrell. Additionally, we appreciate the support and care provided by Community Home Care and Hospice. This help allowed Wendell’s last days to be comfortable and at home.
Wendell suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and was one of the million Americans who suffer from this disease. Dr. Mark Allen Stacy, formerly of Duke Neurology and now Dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, helped to manage Wendell's illness and enabled him to enjoy life to the fullest as long as possible.
The family suggests that instead of flowers that donations are made to continue research to battle this disease. Please make contributions to:
Brody Research Endowment
ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation
525 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834
An alternate donation option, in lieu of flowers, may be to:
Rosemary United Methodist Church
900 Jackson St.
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
A family visitation will be held at Askew Funeral & Cremation Services on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be led by The Reverend Steve McElroy and The Reverend Colonel Charles Morrison at Rosemary United Methodist Church, 900 Jackson St., Roanoke Rapids, NC on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.