AUSTIN, TX – The kind and gentle soul of Cecil Carroll Moses returned to his Heavenly Father’s side in the early morning hours of September 2, 2014. Cecil was born on July 9, 1936 near Kenedy, TX as the third child of Charley Alfred and Rillie Ucebra Moses. At the age of 14, he left his home in Dime Box to support his family working as a shrimper out of Aransas Pass. In addition to providing his living, those very waters carried him to Port Isabel where he met & fell in love with Kay Bobbitt. They were married on June 6, 1957 and spent 42 loving years together until the Lord called Kay home in March 2000. Cecil remained a pillar of Port Isabel for years to come. On Oct. 26, 2002 he married Dorothy Gallant. Eventually they moved to Colorado Springs, CO. However, they maintained a seasonal home in Port Isabel where Cecil later enjoyed his retirement (which meant fishing as often as possible!)
Cecil’s career in Port Isabel began as a master diesel mechanic for Twin Diesel. He later became co-owner with Clifford “T-Boy” Robinson. In 1973 he joined Bill & Walter Zimmerman as a mechanic shop foreman at Marine Mart (later, Zimco Marine). He retired in 2011 as a company supervisor after 38 years of dedicated friendship & service. Cecil loved his country & served in the U.S. Army National Guard. In addition to his many civic contributions, he was also elected to the PIISD Board of Trustees, where he served for many years.
Most important to him, though was his service to and faith in Christ. Cecil was a man of great integrity and honor who was a member and held positions of leadership at The First United Methodist Church and later, Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. Cecil was extraordinary. Certainly rare, but indeed the case, his words and actions were always perfectly aligned. Most of all, Cecil exuded charity. If he spoke with you long enough to learn your name, then you surely felt the reach of his love.
In death, Cecil is reunited with his mother and father; brothers Alfred Lee “Diamond” & Carl Marion; mother-in-law Doris (Hall) Bobbitt; and wife Kay (Bobbitt) Moses. His memory is carried on with love and adoration by wife Dorothy Gallant; daughter Caryl Moses-Fonseca and son-in-law Arthur Fonseca, Jr.; grandson Jordan Tyler Ghrist; step-son & daughter-in-law Brian and Mandy Gallant, and their daughters Sierra and Rylee, brothers John Ray and Horace Alton Moses; sister Ruby Ethel (Moses) Robbins; as well as many special nieces, nephews, extended family members, & a multitude of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the Moses family requests honoring Cecil’s memory with donations made to Revival Fire Ministries. An account has been established ensuring that for every $4 contribution, an overseas, American solider will receive a bible in Cecil’s name. Please call 417-272-3660 to donate.