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Robert “Ray” Mosby, III

A Service in Memory of Ray: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Location: First Baptist Church, Newport News

Robert “Ray” Mosby, III, 68, passed away December 24, 2022. Ray was a lifelong Peninsula resident. He attended Ferguson and Menchville High Schools, Elon College and is a graduate of Christopher Newport University. Ray retired from Huntington Ingalls-Newport News Shipbuilding after forty years of service.

His parents, Robert Ray Mosby, Jr. and Josephine Faulk Mosby preceded him in passing. Ray is survived by his childhood playmate, wife, and companion of 60 years, Sheree Pullen Mosby, and their two sons, Robert Brandon (Janya) and Cary Gordon (Jennifer); his four grandchildren, Lofton Robert, Sawyer Thomas, Conner Boyce and Callie Jackson.

A Service in Memory of Ray will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at First Baptist Church, Newport News, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.

In lieu of flowers, remembrance contributions may be made to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank at hrfoodbank.org or Warwick Little League at P.O. Box 6622, NN, VA 23606. 

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#26 Dave Deibler 2023-01-21 14:04
So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He made me laugh and smile every time I ran into him. God’s blessings on Ray and the entire Mosby family.
#25 Earl Bolden 2023-01-20 23:58
Sheree and family
So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Many years have passed since speaking to the both of you but never forgotten. Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you and your family.
#24 Tom Herrin 2023-01-20 14:27
Many shipbuilders like myself will miss Ray. He and I had the RADCON and QID 2nd shift crews back on the last Enterprise refueling. Ray talked about his family and baseball while teasing me about our college rivalry. Ray was a great coworker and encourager to all who worked with him.
#23 John Weisflog 2023-01-18 14:11
Sheree, Ray raised hell every time anyone would let him. Most of us looked forward to it... He was an expert in his field and well respected by his peers. I will miss him and pray for the you and the family.
#22 Carol Moody 2023-01-17 14:02
To the Mosby family my condolences to you for your loss. Ray was a trusted co-worker and friend for many years, he will be missed.
#21 Pepper Gilliam 2023-01-11 15:09
To the Mosby Family, my condolences for your loss. I will always remember Mr. Ray as kindhearted, humorous, and wonderful person. Rest in your Heavenly Father's Arms
#20 Mike Barger 2023-01-10 22:23
Ray was a longtime friend of mine. He went to Elon College with me and he is a eternal Kappa Psi Nu fraternity brother to me. My sympathy goes out to the Mosby family.Ray,you will be greatly missed and I will see you on the other side. Rest easy brother.
#19 Guest 2023-01-09 15:46
Sheree, I am so sorry about Ray. I haven't seen him in such a long time. Ray and I were second cousins. I remember playing with him when we were kids. Peace to you and your family. Linda Moore Chesser
#18 Jordan Hare 2023-01-07 16:21
Our paths didn't cross frequently, but your humor and unique personality nonetheless made a lasting impression upon me and countless others. You will be remembered fondly. Rest in peace, Ray.
#17 Greg Ruffin 2023-01-06 20:44
My condolences to the Mosby family. Ray was a great friend and a great shipbuilder. We spent many days talking about his baseball and my tennis. He will be missed.
#16 Kimberly Jacks 2023-01-06 19:44
Ray was a dear coworker for many years. I will always remember him fondly. Rip friend.
#15 Mickey Pittman 2023-01-06 16:54
My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the family in this time of sorrow. Ray and I worked together in Radiological Controls for over 39 years. It was a pleasure working with him, and he always brought joy,laughter and fond memories to everyone.He will be missed, but never forgotten.
#14 Michael Owen 2023-01-06 14:19
Ray was a great shipbuilder who enjoyed his work and he always brought a smile to everyone's face. Rest in peace my friend!
#13 James Young 2023-01-06 14:10
My deepest and most sincere condolences your spouse, father, grandfather and dear friend.
Ray welcomed me into RadCon and was pivotal in me learning and growing as a young engineer. I also had the pleasure of competing with Ray on our department softball team...he was a talented third base baseman and very few errors occurred on the left side of the ball diamond. Ray was a good friend and will be truly missed...
#12 Shane Gardner 2023-01-06 13:58
I worked with Ray at NNS. Always knew where he stood. He was a straight shooter. We didn't always agree but we were good friends regardless. Praying for the family.
#11 Patrick Walton 2023-01-06 01:56
Rest in peace Mr.RAY Mosby. You were the man that did the job of tens for the good of Thosands!
#10 Steven Foretich 2023-01-06 00:36
Ray was a great man. You cant think of Ray without a smile coming to your face. I will miss him.
#9 The Beasley Family 2023-01-06 00:18
Prayers and sympathy go out to the Mosby Family from the Beasley’s. Ray was a great friend, mentor, and coach to myself and my son. The world has lost a wonderful man who I was proud to call a friend and one time coworker.
#8 Todd Kelley 2023-01-05 22:41
My deepest sympathy to the Mosby family. Spent many days at NNS working alongside Ray. Always quick with quote or an anadote. He talked often about his family and baseball. Remember many conversations about games and how proud he was of his boys. Rest in peace Ray, thoughts and prayers to all.
#7 Charles Pope 2023-01-05 21:07
My thoughts and Prayers to the Mosby Family.
#6 Chris Cibrin 2023-01-05 20:14
Please accept my deepest sympathy in Ray’s passing. Our paths crossed at NNS. I always enjoyed talking with Ray, and always enjoyed his sense of humor! He always brought a smile to my face. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mosby family. Rest in peace my friend!
#5 Ike Turner 2023-01-05 17:00
Ray was a good friend and Co-worker. Itc was never a dull moment. He kept me laughing. Rest easy my friend.
#4 Joe Durso 2023-01-05 14:40
I worked with Ray at the shipyard for many years. He was one of those guys who could make you laugh anytime with some of the most unexpected things he'd come up with. He was serious about his job, but had a great sense of humor. Will miss you Ray. Gone way too soon. RIP.
#3 Doug Jones, Seaford, 2023-01-05 13:26
My condolences to the Mosby family. Ray was a good friend at NNS and always had my back. You always got an honest answer from Ray. Rest in peace my friend. I will miss the laughter. The world is less bright with you not in it.
#2 Mike Morris 2023-01-05 13:09
Ray was a good friend and a great guy to work with. My thoughts and prays go out to the Mosby Family
#1 D.W.Williams 2023-01-04 22:35
My thoughts and prays are with the Mosby family, Ray was a good friend and I will remember him and his crazy self. Rest in peace Ray, you will be missed.

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