George Ronald Mosley "Ronnie"
Sunrise: August 18, 1939
Sunset: December 3, 2011
George Ronald Mosley "Ronnie", son of the late James and Wylene Mosley, was born on August 18, 1939.
Ronnie attended the Akron Public Schools and graduated from South High School, where he sang in the school choir.
He also attended the Julliard School of Music.
Ronnie sang with a group and they traveled to New York to make a recording.
He was one of the original members of the group, Ruby & The Romantics.
In 1963, their first hit single record was "Our Day Will Come" and in six weeks that record was number one nationally.
As a member of the group he toured with many well-known groups such as The Four Seasons, James Brown, Ray Charles, and Count Basie, just to name a few.
Ronnie had a beautiful voice and could also play the guitar, which he loved doing.
He also loved fishing and when he would come home he would take his children fishing and tell them stories of his travels and the celebrities he had partnered with.
He was a devoted Jehovah's Witness, Portage Path Hall. When he returned to Akron, Ohio he was employed at Ohio Gasket and Shim Company until he became ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Wylene Mosley; wife, Phyllis Porter-Mosley; and sister, Sandra Christian.
He is survived by his sons, Ronald (Benita) Mosley of Haymarket, Va., Stephen Mosley of Akron, Ohio, Corey (Crystal) Haynes of Akron, Ohio, and Rodney Proctor of Akron, Ohio; daughter, Crystal (Thomas) Church of Akron, Ohio; sister, Brenda Bethel of Akron, Ohio; aunts, Elizabeth Turner, of Sun City Center, Fla., and Georgia Mosley of Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Service will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307, Mr. Darryl Williams, Sr. officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may visit at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 1381 Blake Place, Akron, OHIO 44307.