VisitationGoggans Funeral Home Chapel
Terrell, TX 75160
Richard (Rich) Joseph Moser Jr. died at his home in Forney, TX on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the age of 66 after an 18-month battle with cancer.
Richard was born on April 17, 1953, at Camp Rucker, Alabama to Lt. Richard J. Moser Sr. and Germaine Anne (Mausbach) Moser, where his father was stationed while serving in the U.S. Army.
He attended various grade schools and junior high schools in Germany, Killeen, TX, Ft. Hood, TX and Lawton, OK. He also attended St. Francis Elementary in Humphrey, NE and graduated from St. Francis High School in 1971. He attended Platte Community College in Columbus and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He married Paula (Reyes) at Carswell Air Force Base in Ft. Worth, Texas on March 27, 1993.
Richard spent most of his adult life in the Mesquite-Dallas-Forney, TX area, but as a young adult, he worked at Schuyler Packing Plant, Behlen Manufacturing and Lindsay Manufacturing from the 1970s into the 1980s. He was a Humphrey Schools student bus driver from 1977-1980. He joined the Nebraska Army National Guard Company C 1/134th Infantry (Mechanized) in Columbus, NE in June 1980 and served until his honorable discharge in 1989, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Following his college graduation, he was employed with the Nebraska State Department of Banking in Norfolk, NE. In 1989 Richard accepted a job offer as an Examiner with Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and relocated to Dallas, TX. He was promoted to a Senior Examiner December 1, 2001. Richard retired on May 1, 2017 following 28 years of service.
Richard was a devoted husband and loving father. He spent many hours coaching the middle school basketball teams for his son and daughter as well as serving as volleyball coach while they were both students at St. Pius X Catholic School in Dallas, TX and he volunteered regularly for his children’s Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. He enjoyed golfing with his Federal Reserve Work League team, he loved ocean liner cruising, trips to Las Vegas, and taking family vacations. He never forgot his roots in Nebraska and continued to make frequent trips to visit family and friends and remained a dedicated Husker Football fan. Richard played on the Humphrey Fast Pitch Men's Softball Team in the 1970s and was their primary pitcher. He would travel back to Humphrey to play in the St. Francis Alumni basketball tournament when he was able. His favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees; he was a lifelong fan. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fan and could be seen at many home games as a long-time season ticket holder for both teams. He enjoyed watching old Westerns and loved the outdoors. One of his favorite recent retirement pastimes was working the land on his ranchette in Cooper, TX. He was an active member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Forney.
He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
Richard is survived by his wife, Paula, of Forney, TX, two children, Richard (Ricky) J. Moser III of Forney, TX and Ana Maria Moser of Lincoln, NE, two sisters, Terese (Moser) (Stephen Mark) Roberts of Brownsville, TX, and Mary Anne (Moser) (Jerry) Classen of Lincoln, NE, four brothers, Michael (Mike) Moser of York, NE, Charles (Chuck) Moser of Humphrey, NE, Nicholas (Nick) (Sheri) Moser of Scottsdale, AZ and William (Bill) Moser of Dodge, NE, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Retired Major Richard J. Moser Sr. and Germaine Anne (Mausbach) Moser, both from Humphrey, NE, paternal grandparents Joseph Moser and Angela (Melcher) Moser of Humphrey, NE and maternal grandparents Nicholas Mausbach and Anna (Pillen) Mausbach of Humphrey, NE.
The family has requested donations in memory of Richard Moser, Jr. be made to St. Martin of Tours Capital Campaign, 9470 County Road 213, Forney, Texas 75126 or donate online at https://church.stmartinforney.org/donate/