Robert J. "Bob" Moses

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Funeral services for Robert John (Bob) Moses of Conroe, Texas, will be held Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm in Cashner Colonial Chapel, 801 Teas Rd, Conroe, Texas 77303, with Reverend Don Mize officiating. Burial will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 28 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Cashner Funeral Home. Bob Moses passed away October 25, 2012. He was born in Slaton, Texas, Fannin County on January 23, 1927, to Leslie Lyle and Mary Willie (Winford) Moses both preceding him in death, as did his brother, Rex Evitts and sister, Della Bea (Moses) Smith. The Moses family moved to Hugo, Oklahoma, where Bob lived until the 1940s at which time he struck out on his own, moved to Houston, Texas, and went to work as a chipper in the Houston ship yard. In 1944, he left Houston for McAlester, Oklahoma, to work as a meat cutter at the McAlester Ammunition Naval Depot supplying meat from the main cafeteria to the many cafeterias on the base until the end of World War II. It was in McAlester that he met and married Mary L. DeLana, his wife of 67 years. She survives him along with one daughter, Beverly (Moses) Mize and husband Don of Crockett, Texas; sons, Ellis W. and wife Diann (Coleman) Moses and Leslie M. and wife Jennifer Moses of Conroe. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Kristie (Moses) Dennis and husband Matt of Austin; Dr. Britt Mize and wife Dr., Nandra Perry of College Station, Texas; Monica (Moses) Bagwell and husband James of Conroe; and Amanda Moses and husband Charles Byrd of Houston and by a dearly loved special godson, Nicholas L, (Nick ) Walker and wife Lindsey of Conroe. Seven great-grandchildren also survive; Cade, Madeline, and Izabella Bagwell of Conroe, Peyton, Lucy and Lily Dennis of Austin and Ruby Perry-Mize of College Station. He is also survived by two sisters, Helen (Moses) Norwood of California and Monica (Moses) Moffitt and husband Eldon of Roff, Oklahoma. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends also survive. Bob and Mary came to Conroe with their young family in 1951. It was here they worked and reared their three children; Bob worked in the oil field as a driller, as a meat cutter for Thomson's Grocery Store and later became manager and vice president of Caywood's Automatic Heating and Air Conditioning Company for several years. In 1969 he and his wife sold all of their furniture and then sold their home to the South Side Baptist Church to be used as the church parsonage. They bought a new travel trailer and took off for eighteen months, traveling an estimated 45,000 miles from coast to coast to see the sights, and there were many! Bob loved to travel even until the time of his death; he never wanted to go to other countries because he said, "There are too many beautiful places to see in the U.S." However, he did decide he and his wife needed to go on a seven-day cruise. He enjoyed it so much that he always wanted to go on another one. He especially liked to travel the rural roads and small towns where the R-Ving was great. If ever he took a wrong turn, he would say, "That's OK. I always wanted to see what was down this road!" After "the big trip" Bob went back to work in the meat market until 1985 when he retired from Kroger and went into the child care business with his wife, who had started her "Neenie & J.J.'s Day Care." That name was given them by the second child they enrolled. Around a hundred youngsters, several from the same families, over a period of years came to love him and called his name many times a day, thinking he belonged exclusively to them. They really liked to walk in the neighborhood, holding onto a rope and talking to everyone on the streets who came to say hello to them. He loved every one of them and was always talking, bragging, and taking pictures of "his kids." He was also affectionately called "J.J." by many adults and friends all over Conroe. A few years after what he called his "second retirement," he became a dealer trade driver for several auto dealerships in Conroe and Humble for two or three years. Bob was a good worker, a strong and proud man, and a friend who did not wait to be called upon but reached out willingly to help wherever he could. He will be missed! Pallbearers will be Marshall Toppel, Kevin (Buddy) Lane, Lewis Walker, Sgt. Bob Berry, Charlie Heintz, and Glen McAdams. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Afzal, Dr. Cunningham, Dr. Baker, Dr. Hutton, and the staff of Odyssey Hospice Conroe. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Cal Farley's, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79105-9985 or a . Addressed envelopes will be available at the visitor sign-in at the funeral home. "Put me in your pocket, so I'll be close to you, put me in your pocket, I'll go along with you." You are invited to view the guest book and leave written condolences to the family at


Published on from Oct. 26 to Nov. 8, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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