Dr. John Marshall Moseley III

Published 2:25 pm Monday, August 16, 2010

John Marshall Moseley III, MD passed way unexpectedly on Saturday, March 20, while working aboard his sailboat in Deltaville. He was fifty-nine. He is survived by his daughters, Tahia and Briana, his brother Billy, and his mother, Edith.

Jack was born on August 23, 1944, the son of Edith Hancock Moseley, of Richmond, and J. Marshall Moseley, of Dillwyn. He grew up in Richmond where he attended St. Christopher's School. He attended The University of Virginia and The Medical College of Virginia. He did his internship at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, and served as a flight surgeon in the US Navy aboard the USS Oriskany in the Gulf of Tonkin. He married Sylvia Townsend, of San Diego, in the summer of 1971. He practiced emergency room medicine in California before embarking on a sail through the South Pacific. His eldest daughter, Tahia, was born on the boat in New Zealand. They were living in Virginia when their second daughter, Briana, was born. At that time Jack was working as head of the emergency room at The Rappahannock General Hospital.

Jack did residencies in both Family Practice and Emergency Room Medicine and, after moving back to California, worked at the Laguna Niguel Family Medical Center. He returned to Virginia in 2000 by sailing with family and friends through the Panama Canal on his boat Tusitala.

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He was a member of the American Medical Association, The Fishing Bay Yacht Club and the Tom Mix Rangers. He is predeceased by his father, J. Marshall Moseley, and his brother, James Hancock Moseley. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the family cemetery at Marshall Place.

The family will receive friends at the house from 11 a.m. until the hour of service. Donations can be made to The Saint Christopher's School foundation towards the sailing program.