Billy Fred “Bill” Mozingo, 82, was born July 10, 1938, in Grant City, MO. His parents were Estelle Myrtle (Porter) and Fred Bertram Mozingo. He passed away at the Mozingo family home on the evening of September 15, 2020.
Bill was proudly raised in Grant City, lettered in basketball and football, and graduated from Grant City High in 1956.
Amidst his collegiate studies, he wed Judith Ann Stevenson, with whom he shared 61 years of partnership, on August 30, 1959. To this union, two children were born; Jeffrey Allen and Cheryl Lynne.
He graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Agriculture in 1960. After Bill's graduation, he took a job with the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) in Neosho, MO, beginning a long career with the SCS. Bill's career with SCS led him to live in El Dorado Springs, MO; Montgomery City, MO; Audubon, IA; Lincoln, NE; and Washington, D.C.
Bill retired from the SCS in 1994 and returned to his boyhood home in Grant City, where he served as Presiding Commissioner for Worth County from 1999 to 2009. Additionally, Bill worked as a consulting inspector of hog confinement facilities for the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
In his spare time, Bill was an active participant in the community. He served on the Grant City Cemetery Board and Grant City High Alumni Board – where he was an enthusiastic representative for the Class of 1956. Bill was a member of the Masons, Lion's Club, and the Grant City Christian Church.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Estelle Myrtle and Fred Bertram Mozingo.
Bill is survived by his wife, Judith; son, Jeffrey (Barb) Mozingo; daughter Cheryl (David) Plate; grandchildren: Tyler (Christy) Mozingo, Samantha Plate, Corey Mozingo, Hannah Plate, and Rebecca Plate; as well as many dear friends.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 20, from 6 – 8 P.M. at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, MO. Funeral services, led by Reverend Len Green and Pastor Dirk Buffington, will take place on Monday, September 21, at 10:30 A.M. at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Grant City Cemetery. The family requests all attendees wear a mask to ensure the health and safety of our loved ones.
The family requests any donations to be made payable to the Worth County Convalescent Center.
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