Jay Moss, 71, Union, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Washington. |
Jay, son of the late Everett Moss Sr. and wife Irene nee Spain, was born Oct. 12, 1942, in Marquand. He was united in marriage to Judith Scharringhausen-McMullin Sept. 17, 1977. Jay served his country proudly from 1961 to 1969 in the U.S. Air Force and did a tour in Vietnam. He was a communications specialist and a paymaster. In his spare time, he served as a door gunner for the Army helicopter pilots while in Vietnam. Jay resumed his civilian life working at Compton Service, St. Louis, and Missouri Merschaum, until he started working at Beaufort Transfer Company as a rate clerk. He was employed at Beaufort Transfer until his retirement in 1993. Jay missed the military, and re-enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve, Washington. He served as a training NCO from Company C and 2 BDE 3/335th 85th Division Ing. earning the rank of platoon sergeant, along with numerous ribbons and awards until his retirement in 1991. Jay was a true patriot, a lover of God, country and family. Most of all, he loved his wife and soul mate, Judy, with all his heart. His children and grandchildren were his joy, and he enjoyed spending time with them. Jay will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Jay is survived by his wife, Judy Moss, Union; two sons, Lee McMullin and wife Nancy, Camdenton, and Jason McMullin, Sullivan; five grandchildren, Anthony Weber and wife Jamie, Chris McMullin, Shelby McMullin, Dakota McMullin and Dominic McMullin; two great-grandchildren, Matti Weber and Anton Weber; mother-in-law, Florence Scharringhausen, Washington; two sisters, Peggy Schmidt, High Ridge, and Janet Allen, Minneapolis, Minn.; one brother, David Moss, St. Louis; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Thompson and Nancy Rich, both of Washington; two brothers-in-law, William Scharringhausen and wife Diane, Krakow, and Don Hale and wife Bev, St. Clair; special cousin, Debbie Miller; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Sr. and Irene Moss.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at Oltmann Funeral Home, Union, with the Rev. Earlwood Towne officiating.
Burial followed at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the
, Wounded Warriors Project or the Franklin County Honor Flight.
The family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.
Published in The Missourian on Apr. 23, 2014