Obituary: Homer Stanley Moxley

Homer Stanley Moxley, 93, knew how to carve a road. It started with brambles, uneven ground and sharp turns, but in the end, it came out smooth and with purpose.

That was also true for Homer’s life. He passed away on June 26th. Homer spent the majority of his life as a logger and owner of a heavy construction company. He helped build the roadways through Oregon’s forests.

In fact, there wasn’t a path that Homer couldn’t navigate, including influencing people to live a Godly life, and modeling a work ethic for his grandchildren.

If someone needed prayer, Homer was there. If someone needed a hand with a chore, Homer was there, and if someone in the family needed anything he was there to serve, with a few “Amens” and “Thank You, Jesus.”

Homer was born in Edmonds, North Carolina in 1917. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Norma Belle Moxley, his sister Irene Gilbert, his daughter, Joan Howard and his son Rocky Moxley. Homer leaves behind two grandchildren, Jodi Kerr and Holly Izen, and three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Adam, and Olivia Kerr and three nephews Arnold, Frank and Larry Richards.

Homer and Norma lived in Sweet Home for fifty years and moved to Salem in 1994.

Homer served in the Seabees at Pearl Harbor, helping to restore order and build an airstrip. He was an active pilot well into his later years.

Homer’s dedication to the Assembly of God Church was evident throughout his life and he served with distinction on the Oral Roberts University Board of Regents, as well as several church boards. He dedicated his life to serving the Lord and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

The family is planning a celebration of Homer’s life. For information contact [email protected]

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