My Pop

2083373_profile_picWhat a handsome man! My great grandfather, Pop, was 92 years old. We were close. I’m actually in the same age group as the grand kids, not the great grand kids. I was the first great grand kid by about 6 years. He left such a legacy. I will post the obituary.

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May 27, 1925 – March 14, 2018

Jacob C. Moyer, 92 of Souderton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Souderton Mennonite Home, where he was a resident. He was the husband to Neva (Groff) Moyer for 72 years.

Born May 27, 1925 in Telford he was the son of the late Jonas and Anna (Clemens) Moyer.

Jake was a truck driver/salesman for Clear View Farms. He sold eggs and butter off of his truck for 13 years. He spent the next 24 years of employment at Hatfield Packing driving delivery truck and retiring as a salesman in 1989. After retirement he worked for years as a bank courier for Harleysville National Bank prior to becoming a full time volunteer. Jake filled his time volunteering for different organizations, most notably, grounds keeper at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School and the Souderton Mennonite Home gift shop.

Jake was the designated driver amongst family and friends for the trips to Lancaster until age 90, when he ended one of his favorite activities, driving.

He served in several capacities at Salford Mennonite Church including Sunday school teacher/Superintendent and deacon, as well as participating in singing groups.

The love for his wife and family was second only to his love of Christ. His Christian faith was paramount, which he modeled daily, stating, “Sometimes we are the only Bible that people will ever read”.

Jake loved spending time with his family, delighting in playing card games and scrabble. He also enjoyed listening to the Mennonite Hour Chorus hymn sings, often joining in with his booming bass voice.

Knowing he is with his Lord and Savior enjoying a healthy body once again may ease some of this painful loss, but the fond memories we have of our husband, dad, and pop-pop will remain in our hearts and minds.

In addition to his wife, Jacob is survived by three daughters Karen May and her husband Warren of Gardenville, Evangeline Clemens and her husband Timothy of Telford and Marsha Martin and her husband Timothy of Telford, two sons Thomas Moyer and his wife Linda of Souderton and Joshua Moyer and his wife Camille of Quakertown, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two sisters Naomi Bishop of Souderton and Joanne Bergey and her husband Bill of Sellersville.

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