Murvin Moser

Published 9:10 am Friday, September 22, 2017

Murvin Moser died on Sept. 18, 2017.

He was a known for his loving spirit, quick comeback, and sharing his life stories. At 95, he had outlived his siblings, Opal Hendrix, C.R. Moser, Dorothy Long, Leo Moser, and Kenneth Moser.  They grew up as a farming family in Stokes County, raised by parents, Claude and Verlie Burrow Moser.  All four boys left the farm to serve in World War II, surviving to return where they worked to start families and rebuild their country. He was in the Army from 1942-1946, serving as an MP at bases across the Midwest, and then as a hospital cook at Camp Lucky Strike in France.

He married Dorothy Jones in 1947, and had one daughter, Sue Yvonne. They were married until her death in 1987. They were members at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, where they had many lifelong friendships. His work life was spent as a machinist at R.J. Reynolds, where he retired after 34 years. He enjoyed gardening, horses, fixing lawn mowers, woodworking, church activities, and spending time with family. In 1988 he married Helen Brown Eaton. They were married until her death in 2015.

He is survived by a daughter, Sue (Gary) Boggs and their children, Clint (Amber) Boggs and Tracy (Matt) Seats and great-grandchildren, Mason and Lillian. When he and Helen married, he gained a second family: Kenneth (Courtney) Eaton, Darlene (Johnny) Peoples, Sharon (Dale) Livengood, and Billy Eaton. He and Helen have 9 grandchildren, Hunter, Iona Pearl, David, Angela, Shane, Audrey, Amber, John Curtis, and Matthew. There are 18 great-grands and counting.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with the Rev. Greg Freeman officiating. A graveside service will follow at Pinegrove United Methodist Church. The family will visit with friends and family following the graveside service in the fellowship hall.

Memorials: Children’s Home of Winston-Salem, 1001 Reynolda Rd. Winston-Salem, 27104; or to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, 27103.