Tom Mobley, 82, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2023.
He was born in January 1941 to Joe and Annie May (Lowe) Mobley.
He married Charlene Bowie in 1959. She preceded him in death in 1983.
He married Liz Maskus in 1989. She survives.
He had a unique talent of seeing a work project from start to finish whether before or while working on a dam at Lawton, Okla., building terraces on a farmer’s land starting in 1962, paving asphalt, building a highway, a portion of the Oklahoma turnpike, or locating volcanic stone.
He worked with Meier Construction in El Dorado, and Hardberger & Smylie in Beaver, Okla.
He was a pilot and enjoying flying planes and helicopters. Of utmost enjoyment for him was to watch his children and grandchildren grow up.
Survivors also include his children: Cheryl Custer and husband, Tom, Oklahoma City, Curtis Mobley, Laverne, Okla., Susan Mobley, Edmond, Okla., and Mark Mobley and wife, Barbara, Hodges, S.C.; bonus children: Stephanie Maskus Brown and husband, Gary, Woodland Park, Colo., Erica Maskus Colvert, Tulsa, Okla., and Jeffery Maskus and wife, Lisa, Denver; sister, Joan Schribner; brother, Steve Mobley; stepsister, Alta Turner; and grandchildren: Amber Newton, Samantha Terrell, Jacob Custer, Hannah Zapata, Brett Mobley, Michael Custer, Drew Davis, Charley Mobley, Tyler Mobley, Lauren Maskus, Lily Colvert, Brynn Colvert, Evan Maskus, Ford Colvert.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother; brother Buddy Mobley; and grandson, Hayden Witchey.
• Per Tom's request, no services will take place, but the family invites friends and family to meet with them at Alan Clark Funeral Services Chapel at 124 2nd Street in Beaver, Okla. from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023.
A private burial will take place at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Seward County Community College Foundation/Tom Mobley Memorial @PO Box 1137, Liberal KS 67905.