George Stewart ‘Coach’ Mosby

Published 5:58 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mr. George Stewart “Coach” Mosby, 90, of Atmore exchanged life in this land for life eternally on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Atmore Community Hospital.

Mr. Mosby was a native of Versailles, Ky., and had been a resident of Atmore for over 55 years. He was a graduate of Simmons High School in Versailles. He then matriculated at Tennessee State University in Nashville where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree, and then later he earned his M.A. Degree from Columbia University in New York. He also served an enlisted time in the U.S. Navy from 1943 till 1945. He was a longtime member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity since 1948.

He was an active and faithful member of the Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church, where he served as Steward Pro-tem and a Sunday School teacher. He was also a longtime member of the PCRC Club.

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Coach Mosby was an educator and football and basketball coach for over 20 years at the Escambia County Training School. He was elected coach of the year several times by the S.I.A.A., while coaching at ECTS. He was the recipient of a service award presented by the AHSAA and Coaches Association for 20 years of service.

He was a lover of people and a great humanitarian. He serviced his community by being a volunteer with Atmore Christian Care and the Red Cross. He was awarded the Key to the City of Atmore in 2004 and was elected to the Atmore Hall of Fame in 2008.

Those awaiting his eternal arrival are his wife, Mary Lucille Mosby (2011); his parents, C.B. Mosby and Willie Mae Miles-Mosby, and his twin brother, Robert Mosby (2004).

Those left to embrace the memories of his life are one daughter, Lana Genise Mosby of Mitchellville, Md.; two sons, George DeRelle Mosby of Simpsonville, S.C, and Daryl Stewart Mosby of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a niece; a nephew; a host of friends and the Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church family.

Funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 23, at the Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Joseph Williams, pastor, officiating. Retirement of his remains will be laid to rest next to his wife in the Fairview Cemetery, with Signature services being rendered by Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC.