February 11, 1927-December 1, 2013
Surrounded by family, William (Bill) Barnett Moser, Jr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at the age of 86. He had fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born February 11, 1927, in Houston, Texas to William B. Moser and Emma Elizabeth Hubert, he attended Houston public schools and was a graduate of Lamar High School, class of 1944. He enlisted in the Army in February 1945. Following infantry training, he was shipped to Leyte Island in the Philippines. By the time he arrived the war was over so he sailed to Manila. Bill had taken a typing course in school and was assigned to the Prosecution Division of the War Crimes Trial as a proof reader. After military service he attended the University of Texas and received a BA with honors in 1950. He began graduate studies at Columbia University but returned to Houston to work in a family business. He completed his law degree from the University of Texas in 1963. He married the love of his life Margaret Lyne Moser on January 6, 1956, in Houston, Texas. They were married for 55 years until her death on March 25, 2011.
Bill and Margaret lived in Beeville, Texas, where he served as County Attorney and was active in business and civic affairs. They shared a passion for traveling and new adventures during their many years together, managing to visit all seven continents. Bill served for many years as chairman of Southwest First Community, Inc. and as a director of State Bank & Trust, Beeville and Commercial State Bank, Sinton. He is survived by his four children, Ruth and Tom Davies of Austin, Texas; Chris and Kimberlea Moser of San Antonio, Texas; William and Laura Moser III of George West, Texas; Edward and Elizabeth Moser of San Antonio, Texas, six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Bill was an active member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, director of the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library, and a member of the Conopus Club and Argyle Club. He was an avid reader, traveler and gardener.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Veronica Rios and the wonderful staff from Vitas Hospice Care.
Visitation was held at the family residence on Thursday, December 5th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1701 N. Madison Ave. Beeville. Funeral services were held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 311 E. Corpus Christi St. in Beeville, Texas at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 6th, with Rev. Clayton Elder officiating, followed by internment at the Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, the San Antonio Museum of Art or the charity of your choice.
Service and burial arranged by Galloway & Sons Funeral Home, Beeville, Texas. www.gallowayandsons.com 361-358-2512-ph.