John Marshall Mobley, 70, a retired police sergeant, died July 9, 2009, at Central Baptist Hospital, of complications from a stroke. Born Feb. 12, 1939 in Oneida, Ky., to Elmer and Ollie Mobley, he graduated from Oneida Baptist Institute and attended Eastern Kentucky University. After military service with the U.S. Army in Maryland, Hawaii, and Louisiana, he became a police officer with the Kentucky State Police, the old Fayette County Police, and then the University of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Kimberly, and a son, Michael and four brothers, Stephen, Elmer, Imon, and Wendell Mobley. Survivors include his wife, Harriet Fowler Mobley, a daughter, Kathy and husband Claude Farmer, two grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Farmer, a step-daughter, Elizabeth Mullaney, two brothers, Russell and wife Carol and Joe Lester, two sisters, Violet Morguson and Betty Ruth and husband James Hensley and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Services were 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Visitation was from 1 p.m to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14.