Vernon Mobley, Sr.
Augusta, GA – Mr. Vernon Lynn Mobley,Sr., 86, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at his home. Mr. Mobley was preceeded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, Olivia Wolfe Mobley.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., on Friday, July 20, 2012 in Hillcrest Memorial Park with Reverend Jim Hyder officiating.
Vernon was a native and life long resident of Augusta. Wth his sharp mind and keen memory he delighted family and friends with interesting stories about the history of Augusta and stories of growing up on a dairy farm in the Turbin Hill area. He attended The Academy of Richmond County where he played football and baseball and was captain of the 1943 Varsity football team. After high school he served in the United States Navy during WWII. As a young man he played amateur baseball on the Augusta City and Georgia-Carolina Leagues. Later he would go on to coach many teams in the Fleming Communtiy.
Vernon worked at the Augusta Arsenal, Camp Gordon and then Fort Gordon where he was foreman of the Mechanical Section-Post Engineers. For many years he served on the Board of Directors at Green Meadows Country Club. Very near to his heart was his church family at Liberty United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School, served on the Official Board and was a Trustee. Because of his Christ-like character and humble spirit he leaves an amazing Godly legacy to all who love him especially to his sons and their families who were his dearest treasures.
He was preceeded in death by his parents James Harry Mobley and Viola Lynn Mobley Parker and his brothers Harry Mobley, Jr., and Thomas Mobley.
He is survived by his sons Vernon Mobley, Jr. (Beth) and David Mobley (Karen) both of Augusta; grandchildren Matthew Mobley (Jen), Melissa Jordan (Daniel), Mark Mobley, Brandon Mobley (Amanda) and Brooke Cooper (Drake); three great-grandchildren, Landon Mobley, Hudson Mobley and Anna Grace Jordan; brother Jack Mobley and a special friend Carolyn Simpson.
Memorial donations maybe made to the ministries of Liberty United Methodist Church 2040 Liberty Church Road Hephzibah, GA 30815.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill RD, Augusta, GA 30906.