The Obit For Eldon Moritz

Eldon Leroy Moritz

Tankersley Funeral Home
Sunday, February 01, 2009

Eldon Leroy Moritz, 72, of Abilene, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Ericksdahl with Rev. Teresa Davis officiating and under the direction of Tankersley Funeral Home of Stamford. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Eldon was born June 21, 1936 in Stamford to Clarence and Meta Moritz. He was raised in Stamford and graduated Stamford High School in 1954 and was in all athletic programs. Eldon attended The University of Texas and played football for the Longhorns, lettering in 1955 and 1956. He then went to the Army for 3 years and spent 13 months in Germany.

Eldon returned to Texas after his time in the army and returned to the University and lettered once again in 1961. Eldon was a humorist, master of ceremonies and motivational speaker for many activities and events including Stamford homecomings and Texas Exes events.

Eldon was also a professional baseball umpire in the Texas leagues and Mid West leagues but his love was flying. At the time of his death, Eldon was a pilot for Abilene Aero and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Abilene.

He is survived by 2 brothers, Jerry Moritz of Marble Falls, TX, and George Moritz and wife, Vickie of Logan, Utah and a host of friends and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Bradford Moritz.