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Thomas Ray Moeller

Thomas Ray Moeller was called to the Lord's home on February 23, 2016 after a long, tough, four-year battle against Myelofibrosis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Viola Moeller, a sister Roxine Pasqual, a brother Alton S. Moeller, and nephew Alton S. Moeller, Jr. Tommy is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Georgia Hons, his son Tommy Jr., and wife Jennifer, their three sons John Thomas, William and Ryan, son Brad, his wife Jayme and their two children, Parker and Piper, his brother, Donald Moeller and wife Janice, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces and great-great nephews.

Tommy, or "Pops", as everyone affectionately knew him, was born on November 7, 1946 in San Antonio, TX. He was the youngest of four children born to Alvin and Viola Moeller. Pops' first love was baseball. He forged many lifelong friends on the baseball field. In 1961, he was a member of the Southside San Antonio Pony League All-Star team who played in the Pony League World Series in Washington, PA. After he graduated from Highlands High School in 1964, he attended the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in education, and during this time, met the love of his life, Georgia. They married in August of 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. He taught at MacArthur High School for three years and then began his career with Allstate Insurance in 1973. For almost 30 years he was a loyal employee and respected manager. After retiring he worked as a mediator for Allstate in Beaumont, Houston, San Antonio, Laredo and Eagle Pass. Without a doubt, Tommy's second family was his friends and employees at Allstate.

In addition to spending many hours coaching little league baseball, he devoted time to St. Pius School and Church while the boys attended school there. Pops also spent time enjoying the gift of grandchildren. A priority for him was taking trips, and hunting and fishing with them. He enjoyed watching baseball, namely games when one of his five grandkids was playing.

Tommy had a heart of gold. His love of family and life was evident every day. He was a compassionate and unselfish son, husband, father, grandfather, co-worker, mentor, and friend. His constant positive and optimistic attitude, glowing smile, and contagious laugh will be dearly missed.

We would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff here in San Antonio who cared for him over the last four years; especially the hospice staff from Boerne who cared for him in his last days. A special thank you goes out to the Leukemia division and staff at MD Anderson hospital, particularly Dr. Srdan Verstovsek. His encouragement and care for Pops was a major reason he battled the disease and was able to extend his life for four years.

A rosary was held on Sunday, February 28th at 7:30 PM at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3303 Urban Crest Dr., San Antonio, TX 78209. The funeral mass and celebration were at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Monday, February 29th at 11:30 AM. Interment followed the mass at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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