Obituary: Dr. Tommy Wayne Mobley, 70, Bardstown


Dr. Tommy Wayne Mobley, 70, of Bardstown, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Harrodsburg and a graduate of Fern Creek High School. He received his baccalaureate at Cincinnati Christian University and his Master’s and Doctorate from Southern Theological Seminary. He also studied at Louisville Bible College and Kentucky Southern College (U of L).

A minister of the Gospel, he was currently serving his second term as President of LBC. He previously was registrar and Professor of Christian Education at CCU and College of the Scriptures and a Garrett Fellow at SBTS. His church ministries in Kentucky include Shiloh Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, Fairdale Christian Church in Louisville, Elsmere Church of Christ in Erlanger, and Nelson Christian Church in Bardstown, as well as First Christian Church of Scottsburg, Ind. Often holding dual ministries, he also held numerous interim ministries throughout Kentuckiana.

Chaplaincy was the third aspect of his ministry for 50 years. He became chaplain of Fern Creek Fire Dept. after serving as a “School Boy Fireman.” He later served as a chaplain with Jefferson Co. Police Dept., Covington Police Dept., Scottsburg Police Dept., Scott Co. Sheriff’s Office (Reserve Deputy Sheriff), Louisville Division of Police (Coordinator of Chaplains), and Bardstown Police Dept. Additionally, he was FBI chaplain with the Louisville Division for over 25 years and a chaplain with Flaget Memorial Hospital. A member of International Conference of Police Chaplains, he held their highest level of certification, was a Certified Instructor, and served on several committees. A co-author of the first textbook on Police Chaplaincy, he taught the first-ever college and seminary courses on Police Chaplaincy.

He was a panelist on “WHAS Moral Side of the News” TV and radio program more than 30 years as well as on the “WHAS Crusade for Children” Ministerial Advisory Board. He was Prayer Chairman for both North American Christian Convention and the National Missionary Convention in 1986. He was recipient of the Louisville Mayor’s Outstanding Service Award and was named to FCHS Hall of Fame. He was involved in numerous other local and national organizations.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James I. & Anna Mae Mobley.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Alice Faye Mobley (nee Gordon); one daughter, Rachael Nickoson (Matt) of Avon, Ind; one son, Marcus Mobley of Bardstown; one brother, James Steven Mobley (Hazel) of Mount Washington; five grandsons, Justin Mobley, James Mobley, Mathias Nickoson, Levi Nickoson and Nehemiah Nickoson; and many nieces and nephews, including Joe Mobley and John Mobley of Mount Washington.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Rd. in Louisville with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Thursday,, Dec. 5, 2019, and after 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at the funeral home.

The Fern Creek Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of arrangements.


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