EUREKA – Luther Bryant Mozingo, Jr (LB) passed away peacefully on September 25, 2021 with his wife of 65 years by his side. He was born September 7, 1935 in Pitt County to Luther B. and Lila Smith Mozingo. He was the only son of six children.
He lived a long and productive life living in NC, SC and IL. After graduating from Farmville High School, he joined the Army and proudly served in the 101st and 82nd Airborne. After returning to civilian life, on August 21st 1956, he wed the love of his life, Lillie Little of Farmville and moved to Chicago where he continued his education as a diesel mechanic while working for the postal service. Once returning to NC, he successfully held many positions; head mechanic at Thurston Motor Lines, an instructor at Wilson Tech Community College where he developed their Heavy Equipment program, Wilson Daily Times as a routes man, Managing Director of Sales for West Bend Company, Life and Health Insurance salesman and co-owner of the Western Sizzlin Steakhouse in Greenville. In addition to his work life, he was a founding member of the West Nash Methodist Church in Wilson and was a long standing member of the Eureka United Methodist Church. The people of Eureka knew LB as a devoted citizen helping many with assistance in numerous ventures and needs. It would be fair to say Eureka knew him as a jack of all trades and a dependable resource in time of need. He was a man devoted to his family. While not one to share his emotions freely, his actions spoke loudly of his love of family and friends.
LB was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Marie Allen of Farmville, Francis Harris of Sanford FL, Barbara Jean Mozingo of Farmville and Voncile Allen of Greenville. He is survived by his wife Lillie Mozingo, daughter Katherine McDuffie and husband Kirk of Rocky Mount, son Scott Mozingo and wife Tracy of Angier and his grandson Zach Mozingo of Angier. He is also survived by his youngest sister Carolyn Cobb of Winterville.
A memorial service will be held, Saturday, October 2, at 11:00 A.M. at Hollywood Cemetery by rev. Bruce Jones. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Goldsboro and Eureka Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.farmvillefh.com.
Arrangements are by Farmville Funeral Home.
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