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1946 Harry 2024

Harris Grant Mosley, Jr.

May 26, 1946 — May 12, 2024



Professor Harris (Harry) Grant Mosley Jr. passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at Reflections Memory Care Center in Carterville, IL.  Harry was the son of Harris Grant Mosley Sr and Gussie (Hill) Mosley. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 26, 1946.  He is survived by his sister, Forest Ganza and her family, of Las Vegas, NV.

Harry received his undergraduate and Master’s Degree from Loyola University in Chicago.  He was a Professor of English in Northern Illinois and at John A. Logan College, Cartervillle, IL.  He was a very respected and loved teacher.

In his own college years, he was a member of the group “Up With People!” and enjoyed performing internationally.  At John A. Logan College he was a member of the cast of several plays and musicals.  

Harry served during the Vietnam War in the army as a teacher of English to the South Vietnamese workers and military on base there.  Harry was extremely patriotic, loving his country only second to his love of God and his church.  His church family was Harry’s family here.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 N. Russell St. in Marion, IL. He will be laid to rest in Rockford, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund and mailed to 600 N. Russell St., Marion, IL 62959.  

Harry was a delightful man, extremely bright, loving, kind and a wonderful friend.  Anyone who knew him remembers his wonderful sense of humor and passion for things he believed in.  In his own words requested for his funeral:  “Thank you all for being so nice to me and may God bless each of you.”   He will be very sadly missed.  

Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Harry visit

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St Joseph Catholic Church

600 N Russell St, Marion, IL 62959

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