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Palmer Simeon Mosely IV

Born: 11/1/1939

Died: 3/21/2005

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Palmer Simeon Mosely IV, 65, of Arapaho, Oklahoma, passed away March 21, 2005, at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born November 1, 1939, to the late Palmer Sim III and Kitty Jo Mabry Mosely of Bromide, Oklahoma. He is the great-grandson of Chickasaw Governor Palmer S. Mosely and wife, Amanda Greenwood Mosely. His great-great-grandfather was the Rev. Lafayette Simon Mosely, a full-blood Choctaw.

Gov was unique in that he possessed a great appreciation for nature. He was known for his quiet demeanor, friendliness, dry wit, and athletic abilities. His passion was to empower students to achieve their educational goals in life. He loved sports and was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed hunting. He recently obtained his certification as a fly fishing instructor and attempted to fly fish as much as his health would allow him to. He was a former member of the Oklahoma National Guard.

He graduated from Bromide High School in 1957 and then attended Murray State College in Tishomingo. He received his B.S. in education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, and later received his administrative certification from the University of Tulsa.

Due to a chronic heart condition, Gov recently took medical retirement from Arapaho Public Schools where he was superintendent for 12 years. While there, he also served as superintendent for Butler Public Schools as well, for three years. Prior to that, he was superintendent at Gage Public Schools, principal at Lexington Prison, and superintendent at Tupelo Public Schools. Gov initially was a science/math teacher and began his teaching profession at Atoka High School in 1967. He later taught at Murray State College, Oologah, Atoka Middle School, and Tupelo.

Earlier in life, he married Lynda Jean Shumard of Atoka and had two children, Shelli and Palmer Simeon Mosely V. On January 1, 1991, he married Pamela Jean Ashley. He was of the Presbyterian faith and attended Arapaho Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela, of the home; one son, Palmer Mosely V and wife, Sandy, of Byng, Oklahoma; one daughter, Shelli Sweat and husband, Hugh Don, of Madill, Oklahoma; two stepdaughters, Misty Anglin and husband, B.J., of Blanchard and Brandy Ames and husband, Darrin, of Altus; six grandchildren, Palmer Simeon Mosely VI “Sim” and Zach Jones of Byng, Kelsie and Kaylen Sweat of Madill, Cache Anglin of Blanchard and Drew Ames of Altus, Oklahoma; brother, Joe Mosely and wife, JoElla, of Oologah; two sisters, Cheryl Wilson and husband, Stan, of Tishomingo and Kristi Williams and husband, Benny, of Wapanucka, Oklahoma.

 Palmer Simeon Mosely IV