Funeral services for The Rev. Charles Osborne Moyer will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Mediator in Meridian, MS. The Rt. Rev. Duncan Gray III and The Rev. Dr. Helen Tester will be officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn in Meridian. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Father Moyer, 97, of Meridian, died September 14, 2014, at North Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born to Eldred Eugene Moyer and Emma Love Filler Moyer in 1917, the family moved to Houston, TX in 1921, where he was raised. He married Alice Pearl Stephenson in 1940. Father Moyer worked for Houston Power and Light, Ford Motor Company, and was assistant organist and choir master for Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, TX. He was also employed by Warren Oil and Gas Company during World War II.
He was ordained to the priesthood on February 2, 1955. He served in 6 churches: St. James Church, Greenville, MS; Palmer Memorial, Houston, TX; Christ Church, Holly Springs, MS; Church of the Mediator, Meridian, MS; St. Columb’s Church, Jackson, MS, and retired, joining the staff at St. James Church in Jackson, MS.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Roberts of Memphis, TN and Cheryl Farmer (Jerry), of Meridian; three grandchildren, Timothy Beale (Misty), of Memphis, TN, Renee Farmer Bailey(Scotty), of Meridian, Trevor Roberts (Kristy), of Memphis, TN; five great-grandchildren, Ashley Beale, Krista Beale, Brody Roberts, Shelton Bailey, and Madeline Roberts; one great-great-grandchild, Carol Jean Shelton; niece, Donna Stephenson Gostecnik and husband, David, of Austin, TX; two nephews, Clyde Stephenson and wife, Pam, of Humble, TX and Joel Stephenson and wife, Jo Ellen, of Dallas, TX.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Moyer, and granddaughter, Phyllis Adienne Farmer.
Pallbearers will be Timothy Beale, Trevor Roberts, Scotty Bailey, Shelton Bailey, Bob Harmon, Michael Baker and Brody Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be his name sakes Charles Osborne Moyer Peel, Sr. and Charles Osborne Moyer Peel, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. James Church Jackson, The Church of the Mediator, Meridian, or Blair Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, MS.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.