Herbert Daniel (Dan) Mobley, age 85, of Oak Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 2, in Oak Ridge.
Dan was the son of Robert Montgomery and Ina Mobley. He was born on March 7, 1927, in Greenville, Ga.
At age 18, he enlisted in the Army as an artillery man and attained the rank of corporal.
After his military service, he was employed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he worked as a chemical operator. Dan retired in 1990 after 37 years of loyal and dedicated service and began to enjoy his hobbies of hunting, fishing, and golfing.
Dan was a member of Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, where he served as an usher and leader of the Caring Center. He was married to the former Betty Rose Stephens, of Jellico, for 57 years.
He was a loving father of four, grandfather of nine, and great-grandfather of two.
He is survived by his wife, Betty of Oak Ridge; son, Dan Mobley and wife Kathy of Knoxville; son, Michael Mobley and wife Rose Ann of Knoxville; son, David Mobley and wife Sheila of Lebanon; daughter, Melissa Johnston and husband Gary of St. Louis, Mo.; grandson, Alan Mobley and wife Carrie of Knoxville; grandson, Aaron Mobley of Harrison Township, Mich.; granddaughter, Allison Petrella and husband Jason of Harrison Township, Mich.; grandson, Martin Mobley of Lebanon; grandson, John Daniel Mobley of Lebanon; grandson Mason Mobley of Lebanon; granddaughter, Morgan Johnston of St. Louis, Mo.; grandson, Ian Johnston of St. Louis, Mo.; great-grandson, Evan Mobley of Knoxville; and great-grandson, Kai Mobley of Knoxville.
Dan was predeceased by his grandson, Douglas Evan Mobley on November 22, 1999.
The family will receive friends at Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, on Thursday, July 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. with the funeral service following at 7 p.m.
A graveside service will be held at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton on Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Central Baptist Church Caring Center.
Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge is in charge of all arrangements.
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