Remembering Bill Moseley
by Richard Lewis
William Frederick Moseley, Jr., died on March 31, 2020, following complications from hip surgery. He is greatly mourned by his children, family, and friends. Bill was a long-time member of the Panhandle British Car Club and always active in so many ways that it would be impossible to name them all. But he was also active in other clubs, including the Pensacola Austin-Healey Club and the Panhandle Cruisers, for which he was one of the major organizers of the Pensacola/Atmore Cruise for a number of years.
Bill met his wife, Monnie, at Montevallo College and they were devoted to each other. He earned both a bachelor and master’s degree and taught math and science in high school. He then joined the U.S. Navy, where he became an aviator and also the model for the proper wearing of the naval uniforms, per U.S. Navy Officer Uniform Guidelines (see photo).
He was also a gifted musician, playing a mean trumpet, and became a triathlete. He loved British cars, especially his Triumph TR8, and his rescue dog, Lucy. Monnie died in 2012 after 43 years of marriage, and her loss weighed heavily on him.
Your Loyal Correspondent (YLC) knew Bill as a cheerful, helpful, happy man, with a wealth of stories and jokes. YLC often managed to sit next to him at our social events to be regaled with his stories and reminiscences of his children, and Monnie. His cheerful personality will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Bill, it is greatly hoped they have road rallies in heaven.
Bill and Monnie, to whom he was devoted. Below: In later years with his rescue dog Lucy.
Bill always had a great smile. Photos courtesy Richard Lewis & the Moseley family