In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make a contribution to:
American Banjo Museum, www.americanbajomuseium.com or
Mail to: 9 E, Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73014
Bruce Debs Mosier, a/k/a Bubba (80), a native Houstonian, son of Luella and Bud (E.N.) Mosier, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at high noon (punctual as always).
Known as a consummate wordsmith, it was no surprise that Bruce would pursue and graduate from U of H Law School. He was a 52-year lawyer, and until January 9th, he was an Asst. Harris County Attorney and member of the self-proclaimed Counsel of Elders. Bruce was double board certified in real estate law, a mediator, and an eminent domain expert. He was a mentor to all attorneys–young and old.
Nicknamed “The Floodway” Lawyer and written in The Chronicle as the banjo-playing lawyer, Bruce was an attorney for and member of First Baptist Church Heights and FOE #63.
In addition to family, Bruce had a great love of music, starting his career with Kenny Rogers and The Scholars. For the last 10 years, Bruce led The Sunshiners Show Band as a vocalist and played 4-string banjo, guitar, ukulele, and harmonica. When he was bored, he did banjo repair, woodworking and crochet. He also taught harmony to and mentored his children and grandchildren in life and music.
Bruce was a lifelong Democrat and was proud to help turn Harris County blue in the 2016 election.
He identified himself as a family man – husband to Diane for 43 years; father of Tammy Thompson, Laura Ford, David Mosier and Carli Mosier; guardian of granddaughter, Catie Moss; grandfather of Natalie, Amanda, Trinity, Nova, Max and Raiden; and great grandfather to Henry “The Boss;” brother to Eileen Buice.
The Family says he was punny, funny, and sunny. We loved his hugs. He never met a stranger and he taught us all.
Being the lover of education, his body was donated to UT Health Research. Therefore, there will be a Fantastical Farewell Festivity for Bruce Mosier in February. Check withcaringbridge.com/visit/brucemosier for date and details.
Bruce would love for you to make a donation to the American Banjo Museum; www.americanbanjomuseum.com; 9 E. Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73014.