Del Lee Moser
May 11, 1933 – July 14, 2021
Del Lee Moser, 88, of Henrico, passed away on July 14, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jones Moser; and his grandson, Phillip S. Trail. He is survived by his daughter, Sheryl M. Trail (Floyd); his grandchildren, Christopher, Courtney and Gregory; and his great-grandchildren, Ayden Griffen and Max Trail; and his friend, Joyce Hodges.
Del served in the U.S. Army and earned a master's degree from the University of Florida. He taught health and physical education and was the basketball coach at a middle school in Roanoke, Virginia. Del served as a tennis pro at Roanoke Country Club. He retired from the Virginia Commonwealth Department of Education in Richmond after 27 years. He coached and taught tennis at Kanawa after his retirement.
A memorial service will be held at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021. Memorial contributions may be made to the girls' tennis team at Mills Godwin High School, 2101 Pump Rd., Richmond, Va. 23238.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Del Lee Moser
July 23, 2021
Del gave my family the gift of tennis. He started teaching my daughter when she was seven and then he hooked me! Before I knew it, I was having a blast with Del and my friends as one of the original "Girls in The Woods" and all of us "Girls" went on to keep playing for different teams--and still are to this today! I will be so forever grateful for Del's encouragement, patience and sense of humor. Many times, I saw Del at the KRA fence cheering me on in my matches and we would talk afterwards about "tweaks" I could still make in my game. I always appreciated his support and genuine caring--he was such a wonderful friend to have! I will miss Del very much and am so happy he was part of our lives and will always think of him with a smile...and a tennis ball in hand!
July 23, 2021
God Bless you Mr. Del! Thank you for teaching me how to play tennis and being so kind to me when I did not do the right thing. You were so patient with me, and I know that Saint Peter has you sitting next to you because he wants private lessons. I will miss you, but I am happy that you are sitting at the right hand of the Father now. Love, Hanna Dickerson
July 22, 2021
Words can’t fully express our fondness for Del, as a close friend and mentor in learning tennis. He was one in a million in many ways. We enjoyed Del’s wit, wisdom, and never-ending stories about his wide range of experiences. Del was a compassionate and caring person, and would never discourage someone from working to develop a love of his own favorite game of tennis, no matter how slowly those skills might develop. He will be missed by many. -Lee & Dave Austin