Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1931

Velton Moser VELTON T. "BUDDY" MOSER, 92, died in Oct. of 2004 and was in the Ranger High School Class of 1931 at Ranger, TX. He played on the 1930 Bulldog team. Mr. Moser was born June 18, 1912 in Huckaby, TX. He attended schools in Eastland and Ranger, then graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1935, where he was named as a "Little All American" guard. Mr. Moser is a longtime resident of Eastland County, beginning his career, in 1935, as a football coach at Roscoe High School. He also coached in Ranger. Following that he worked several years for Lone Star Gas, then opened the Nash Dealership in Eastland, operating it from 1945 to 1954. Later, he worked as a salesman for Horton Ceramics. Prior to his retirement in 1989, Mr. Moser owned and operated the Lake View Inn for 20 years. Moser was present when Old Rip was removed from the cornerstone of the Eastland County Courthouse in 1928 and has served as Grand Marshall during the Old Rip Parade. Mr. and Mrs. Moser are long time members of the Daugherty Street Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and elder for several years. At the time of his death, Mr. Moser was survived by his wife of 69 years, Winnie Mae; four children, Donna Hart, Beverly Copeland, Buddy Moser and wife Mary Ann and Juli Wyatt and her husband Bruce; grandchildren include Barry Hart, Kelly Armstrong, Steve Armstrong, Damon Moser and his wife Dana, Mark Moser and his wife Jennifer, Cindy Minton, Mary Ellen Major and her husband Steve, Todd Atnip and his wife Sherry, Tracy Pettijohn and her husband Chris and Dena Riggins and her husband Scott, Cory Lee and Lori Gibson. He had 2 nephews and many great-grandchildren.