TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Clifford Moseley and Edward Roberts were neighbors in Jacksonville, Texas for over 40 years.
“In the afternoon we would get together and talk across the fence,” said Moseley. “We did that for a long time.”
The two World War II veterans lost touch when Roberts moved closer to his daughter, and Moseley moved into the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home.
“I had been trying to call him and I didn’t get an answer,” said Roberts. “I was really surprised when we showed up together.”
Moseley knew he was getting a new neighbor at the veterans home but didn’t know who; until that new neighbor moved in and they both learned who they’d be sharing a wall with.
“It’s so nice to have a neighbor like that,” said Moseley. “He’s been so nice to me over the years and we’ve been good friends. Who would’ve thought that we’d just have a wall between us? We didn’t ask for this; it just happened.”
The two men shared the fact that to their surprise, but not disbelief, their family cemetery plots are within 15 feet of each other and they said they’ll be neighbors forever.