Mr. Paul Benedict Mosser, age 91, of Waco, formerly of Lubbock, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Ascension Providence Village.
He was born March 15, 1931, in Slaton, Texas, the 13th of 14 children of Margaret Reinart Mosser and Louis Mosser.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou, and parents Margaret and Louis Mosser, and his brothers, Leonard, Alvin, Aloysius, Hugo, Walter, James and sisters, Isabel Mosser, Regina Shelton, Margaret (Keta) Gaither, Alvira Kayser, and Dorothy Burton.
Paul is survived by his three children, Dwayne and Trish Mosser of Kerrville, Dwana and Bill Nesbitt of Waco, and Randall and Jenny Mosser of Austin.
Paul was a loving Papa to six grandchildren, Alexandra Mosser, Nicholas Mosser, Kristen Shepperd, Brady Nesbitt, Brett Nesbitt, and Heidi Mosser, and five great grandchildren, Clara Shepperd, Hal Shepperd, Eloise Shepperd, Lake Nesbitt, and Owen Nesbitt.
He is also survived by two brothers, John Mosser of Abernathy, and Cecil Mosser of Lubbock.
Paul attended St. Joseph School and graduated from Slaton High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953 in the First Armored Division and was stationed one year in Korea. He married Mary Lou Kitten on January 25, 1955, in Slaton, Texas. They were happily married for 65 years.
He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 45 years and retired as a Rural Mail Carrier in 1999. He served his patrons on Route 2, Slaton faithfully for those many years. The mailman’s moto “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” certainly applied to Paul. Those farmers that pulled Paul’s car out of a muddy ditch many times can attest to his dedication to his mail patrons. In addition to his Postal Service job, Paul owned and operated Mosser Storm Door and Window Company.
Paul was a member of Christ the King Catholic Cathedral in Lubbock, Texas where he served as Eucharistic Minister and Adult Acolyte. He was often busy at the church helping with construction and other types of projects.
He was devoted to his grandchildren, helping Grandma host Grandkids’ Camp in Ruidoso. Camp included flag raising ceremony every morning, pitching quarters, hiking in the mountains, and all kinds of games and activities. A lot of “being a Mosser” was passed down during those summer camps.
Paul will be dearly missed and remembered for his unending devotion as a husband, his unwavering faith in God, love for his kids and grandkids, and a great sense of humor. His numerous funny little sayings are known in the family as Papa-isms and are being passed down to the next generations.
Visitation will be at Englunds Funeral Service in Slaton, Texas on Thursday, May 5 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, and rosary/prayer service will be from 2:00 to 2:30 pm. Burial service will follow at Englewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Christ the King Cathedral Memorial Fund, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79413, or Fr. Flanagan’s Girls and Boys Town, https://support.boystown.org, or Texas Boys Ranch of Lubbock, https://txgbr.org. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.