Marion Lex "Snook" Moser, Sr.



Marion Lex “Snook” Moser, Sr., age 94 of Maxton passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Marion, a son of the late Walter K. Moser, Sr. and Annyce Abel Moser was born on July 30, 1923 in Maxton, North Carolina. He was baptized in The First Presbyterian Church on Patterson Street. He was a veteran who proudly served in the United States Army in the European Campaign during WWII as a high-speed radio operator and noted marksman. Across his lifetime, Marion was licensed as a master electrician and as a plumbing and heating contractor in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was also a licensed real estate broker in South Carolina.

He enjoyed talking about his boyhood in Maxton, noting that he “milked two cows from the ages of 10- 16 and raised chickens, hogs, and gardens”. He loved to fish with cane poles in the Mill Pond, and in later years, off-shore trolling with friends and family or night-time flounder gigging on the shoals near Calabash. He excelled at bird hunting and skeet shooting. Marion was a scout leader for many years in Maxton and was nominated to one of scouting’s top honors as a member of the Order of the Arrow, most commonly known as the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He was an amateur scientist and tinkerer who explored the world and the universe from his I-Pad until near his death.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, William Moser; brothers, Walter K. Moser, Jr., John Frank Moser, Floyd Moser and sister, Willena Moser Welfh.

Marion leaves behind his sons and daughters, Lex, Jr. and Irene Moser of Murrells Inlet, SC; Gail Moser Palmer of Maxton, NC; Robert and Carey Moser of Houston, TX; Patricia Moser and Gerald Britan of Washington, DC; grandchildren, Leigh (Chad), Jaimes, Edward (Angela), Clark; great grandchildren, Chad, Ryder, Lucas, Cody; the mother of his children, Joyce Brisson and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends.

A Memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church of Maxton with a time of visitation following the service at the church.

Memorial donations are requested to be given to First Presbyterian Church of Maxton, 303 N. Patterson Street, Maxton, NC 28364 and Scotland Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353.