Carey Eugene Moss died on January 15, 2014 at 7:47 am at home with his family. He died of complications from Dementia.
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Mr. Moss was born on April 24, 1930 in Sherrills Ford, NC to Lloyd Franklin Moss and Wilma Brenton Kale. He was a hardworking young man, going to school and working the family farm. In November of his senior year in High School, he joined the Army. He served honorably for four years. Starting out as a private, he quickly completed his GED, and continued onto college level coursework to advance his knowledge. At the end of his tour, he had advanced to Sergeant First Class and received the Japanese Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
Shortly after leaving the Army, 1952, he wed Rebecca Louise McLain in a simple ceremony at the Broad Street Methodist Church in Mooresville, NC. They settled in Charlotte and started a family. Their marriage brought forth four children: three sons and one daughter. He was a loving father; firm but fair, and passed on timeless character trait such as honesty, fairness, hard work, and perseverance. Carey's natural abilities such as understanding and relating well with people, having good intuition, identifying people's strengths to position them in the best place for success served him well throughout his extensive career in maintenance within the trucking business. Carey was in the trucking business for over 40 years working for Central Motor Lines, Central Transport, and Carolina Freight Carriers. He retired as the Area Maintenance Director of Carolina Freight Carriers in 1992. Mr. Moss was well respected within his industry, and his keen ability to make key decisions and good hiring choices made him a quintessential part of the team. He distinguished himself over the years by being a loyal, dedicated associate, achieving the lowest cost per mile. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Carolina Freight upon his retirement.
In his spare time, Mr. Moss was known to help his sons work on their cars, and do woodworking. He created many pieces for family and friends in his backyard shop. Carey was also a musician, and played numerous folk tunes, country favorites, and spiritual songs for himself and his family on his guitar. An avid traveler, Carey and his family traveled many times across the United States and Europe. After retirement, he also returned to working the land; growing okra, tomatoes, and beans in the backyard.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rebecca Louise Moss of Rocky Mount; his four children, Michael Eugene Moss of Kernersville, NC, Ronald Neal Moss of Harriman, TN, Rebecca Lynn Moss of Rocky Mount and Charles Douglas Moss of Odenton, MD; one brother, Robert Burns Moss; and two grandchildren, Charlotte Moss and Evelyn Moss.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 18 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel, Mooresville, with Rev. Bob Roten officiating. Burial will follow the service at Willow Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. The family will also receive friends at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 19 at the Rocky Mount Church of the Nazarene.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home
494 E. PLAZA DRIVE HWY 150
Mooresville, NC 28115-0977
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Jan. 17, 2014