'Won His Race': Funeral Service Held For Tulsa Firefighter Harrison Moseby

Harrison didn’t want his service to be about him, and his family was determined to make it a celebration.

Wednesday, January 31st 2024, 5:41 pm



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Loved ones remember Harrison Moseby for the courage he showed during his cancer battle and his faith in God.

When Harrison passed away last week, his wife Mallory said “Harrison won his race.”

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She says Harrison’s faith guided every second of his life and he was never mad at God when he was diagnosed with cancer.

Instead, he trusted this was the race God chose for him, and he ran it to heaven.

"Harrison had courage to do what most couldn't do. Not everyone can say it was an honor to be someone's wife. I can confidently say it was an honor to be Harrison's wife," said his wife Mallory.

Most people know Harrison from his cancer battle, but Mallory says he was so much more.

His fellow firefighters, family and friends who surrounded him with love Wednesday at his service, knew how true that was.

Harrison’s calling in life was to serve, serve Jesus and serve others.

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"Although this race was assigned to Harrison, it was not easy. But Harrison was never discouraged when there was a setback. He was empowered, because he knew that each obstacle or closed door was another opportunity for God to use him," said Mallory.

Harrison became a third-generation firefighter in 2019, after graduating first in his academy class.

He married the love of his life Mallory in 2020 and had two little girls Kollyns and Gracelee, and was a proud girl dad.

Harrison was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2021, and his mindset was to march into battle, and that mindset never wavered.

Their second daughter was named Gracelee because of the grace God had shown Harrison during his battle.

"He wanted God to use his cancer to reach others and lead others to Christ. We are thankful Harrison is no longer in pain and soaring on wings like eagles with Jesus Christ. We will spend the rest of our lives missing Harry and telling his story," said Blake Burd, Harrison's brother-in-law.

Harrison didn’t want his service to be about him, and his family was determined to make it a celebration.

“When Harrison was diagnosed with cancer, his leadership did not stop. When you think about Harrison you also think about Christ. He never stopped talking about God and never stopped trying to teach everyone around him Jesus is the lord," said Blake.

"He never wavered, never passed the burden of suffering onto his family. He shouldered the weight. And if you're sitting here today and you're angry with how things turned out for Harrison, please know this: He was not angry with God for what he had to go through, so why should we be," said Harrison's brother Hayden Moseby.

Harrison’s family says he has forever left an impact on this world because he lived life right.

He didn’t count the days of his life but made the days of his life count.

Harrison’s goal in life was to be a missionary and at the service, Tulsa Fire Department Chief Michael Baker awarded Harrison as an honorary Tulsa Fire Department Chaplain, making him a part of the department forever.

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