A Callaway County native and the eldest son of Warren and Jean Moser, Roger and his five siblings grew up in Auxvasse, MO. Soon after graduating from Auxvasse High School, he leased his first business at the age of 19 which began a career that’s still going strong 50 years later. From the early 1970’s through the early 1980’s, Roger owned and operated gas stations in Mid-Missouri. In 1982, he purchased his first grocery store in Fulton. In 1985, he made the decision to pursue the grocery business and sold all the gas stations to Davis Oil with the exception of his first station in Auxvasse, Show Me Oil Quick Shop.
Anyone who knows Roger is aware of his passion for dirt track racing. In 1986, he became business partners with his wife Jeanie’s father, Roy Graham, when they purchased Capital Speedway in Holts Summit, MO. Later in the 1990’s, Capital Speedway became the site of a new Moser’s grocery store. Some years later, adjoining land became the site of Pro Food Systems/Champs Chicken, owned and operated by their son-in-law and daughter, Shawn and Julie Burcham.
Celebrity status for Roger began at the age of two when he was named Little Mr. Auxvasse. The Fulton Area Development Corporation recognized Moser’s as Business of the Year in 2002 when recognizing its contribution to the growth and prosperity of Callaway County.
Over the years, Roger has been involved with the Auxvasse Jaycees, Auxvasse Little League and his extensive support towards community can be readily seen and felt throughout Callaway County. Golfers look forward to an annual golf tournament knowing proceeds go towards non-government funded youth groups and clubs in the area. The Moser’s family understands the importance of giving back to the communities it serves.
Roger and his wife, Jeanie (Graham) currently reside in Fulton. Unfortunately, they lost their son Steve in 2016. Their daughter, Julie, and her husband Shawn Burcham live in Holts Summit.
Roger and Jeanie Moser and Family
From left to right, Claudia, Alison, Jeanie, Julie, Roger, Shawn & Peyton.