Rev. Henry Paul Moser, Jr.
- June 16, 1920 - July 17, 2012
- Granite City, Illinois
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Reverend Henry Paul Moser Jr. 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at his home. He was born June 16, 1920 in East St. Louis, a son of the late Henry Paul and Augusta (Yeske) Moser. He married Ruth L. (Covington) Moser on December 17, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas and she preceded him in death on February 28, 2006. He retired in 1980 from the Terminal Railroad Association after 40 years of dedicated service as a switchman. He also was a retired minister with the Southern Baptist Association. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and enjoyed his days of reading and was devoted to his family. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends. He is survived by five daughters, Dianne (Mike) Boone of Granite City, Wanda Wente of Granite City, Linda Minner of Collinsville, Patty Ann Simmons of DeSoto, Missouri and Barbara Moser of Granite City; one son, Marty (Carolyn) Thomason of Granite City; fifteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Webb; other extended family and friends. In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Thomason and one son-in-law, Bill Simmons. In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012 with with his grandsons, Pastor Ken Boone and Pastor Jamey Bridges officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Belleville. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.