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Moseley, Martin Edward  - Murfreesboro resident since 1955, died unexpectedly May 3, 2014. He was born February 19, 1930 to William Edward Moseley and Margaret Pickens Moseley. Mr. Moseley served his family, church, country, community and career faithfully during his 84 years of life. A native of Nashville, he graduated Cohn High School in 1948 and George Peabody College in 1953, with a B.S. in business. August of 1955, he married the love of his life, Jean Young of Murfreesboro, who preceded him in death in 2005. Once married, he left his job teaching in the Nashville City School system to make Murfreesboro he and his bride's home. Mr. Moseley became associated with the Murfreesboro Pure Milk company and established Young-Moseley, Inc. for 12 years. It was here he moved into his career calling as an agent with New England Mutual Life Insurance Company where he excelled as Agent of the Year in 1970 and National Quality Award qualifier for 25 consecutive years.  His excellence in service earned him distinguished honors as a Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1973 and the coveted Chartered Financial Consultant designation in 1983.

During his career which began in 1968, he served as chairman of Education, Public Service, Public Relations, Nominating Committee, Agent of the Year and President of the political action committee known as Middle Tennessee Association of Life Underwriters. Mr. Moseley also served as State Committeeman, Director, LUPAC Grandee Ambassador and State Legislative Chairman for the association. Honors and position went beyond the Middle Tennessee area to his service in the Tennessee Association of Life Underwriters where he held the chairman position in the following areas: Quality & Achievement Committee; Program Committee; Regional Vice-President, Duck River Region; Political Involvement Committee; Membership; Nomination & Election Committee; Sales Congress and President of the Tennessee Association of Life Underwriters. Mr. Moseley's career accolades took him beyond the state lines as he was appointed to the following positions in the National Association of Life Underwriters: Political Education Committee; Delegate to 12 National Conventions; Agent Professional Insurance Ad Hoc Committee; and the Federal Law and Legislation Sub-committee.  Apart from his career, Mr. Moseley offered his time in community service areas as well.  Over his lifetime, he used his business experience to benefit the following organizations: President - Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce; President - Murfreesboro Rotary Club; Trustee - Middle Tennessee Medical Center; Chairman - Middle Tennessee State University Insurance Liaison Committee; Chairman - Rutherford County Republican Committee; and Member - Election Commission.  Mr. Moseley also served as Trustee - Middle Tennessee State University Foundation; Member - City Board of Adjustments and Appeals; Chairman of the board - First American Bank; and Member - Blue Raider Athletic Association. Mr. Moseley also served in the Tennessee 30th Infantry Division of the National Guard for eight years and played in the National Guard Band. He was active in various positions at Stones River Country Club since 1955.  He and his family made First United Methodist Church of Murfreesboro their church home since arriving in 1955, where Mr. Moseley served on various committees ranging from finance to chairing the building committee for the new church campus.  He remained on the trustee board and staff parish relations committee at the time of his death.

Martin and his wife were blessed in their family with two sons who survived them; Martin Edward Moseley, Jr of Northern California and William Davis Moseley of Boise, Idaho. Their sons married and added to the family two beautiful daughters-in-law Mimi Brock Rice Moseley (wife Martin, Jr.) and Candice Wagner Moseley (wife of William).  Mr. Moseley is also survived by three grandchildren: Martin Edward Moseley, III (wife Rebecca Palm Moseley); Matthew Brock Moseley (wife Anna Nelson Moseley) all of Northern California and William Jacob Moseley of Boise, Idaho.  Mr. Moseley is also survived by three great-grandchildren: Martin Edward Moseley, IV; Malea Elizabeth Moseley and Lucas Isaac Moseley all of Northern California.

Visitation with the family is May 8, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Michael O’Bannon officiating. Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home; 820 S. Church St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130; www.jenningsandayers.com; 615-893-2422.

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