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
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