Archie Eugene Moss
Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
Archie Eugene Moss, age 79, who was born in Lincoln, Kansas and a resident of Lewistown, Montana, passed away on April 1, 2015. He grew up on a farm in Wyandotte, Oklahoma and traveled with his family harvesting wheat from Canada down the wheat belt to Texas. He graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1954. Archie volunteered for the draft in 1954 and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Thomason.  He was Honorably Discharged in 1959. Not wanting to return as a Boiler Tender on a ship, he then joined the U.S. Marines. He was Honorably Discharged from the Marines due to a severe knee injury.  During his recovery period he married his wife Charlene Haggard Archie missed the military life and soon enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He made the Army his career. He served in Vietnam, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor among other military honors. He was a happy, gregarious man with lifelong friends made from around the world as he traveled from Army Base to Army Base. He was a loving father, husband and an awesome "Opie" to his grandchildren. Archie was survived by his daughter, Susan Moss Hayden and her husband Robert F. Hayden of Baton Rouge; and one son, Raymond Sheldon Moss and his wife Janellee Ball Moss of Denver, Colorado.  Archie enjoyed six grandchildren: Emily Hayden, Ellery Hayden, Scott Moss, Chelsea Moss, Colin Moss and Gavin Moss.  He is survived by one sister, Wanda Moss Patterson of Salina, Kansas. He is preceded in death by his wife, Charlene R. Moss; his parents, Archie and Amanda Moss; one son, Larry Eugene Moss; one sister, Betty Moss Hughes. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Family and Friends may sign online guest book or leave a personal note to the family at
Published by The Advocate from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2015.
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Jack and I enjoyed the kindness of Archie and his family while renting from them while at Jack's last duty station in LA before retiring. Salute to him for his many years of service and his continued contributions in retirement. What an interesting life...would have been an awesome book to read!
April 23, 2015
Archie was known as "Mr Prank", because he was always pulling pranks on everyone. A good agent who will be missed. RIP Archie.
Frank Woods
April 23, 2015
I have lost a dear friend in Archie. I have known Archie since we were CID Agents in Korea in 1983. I later worked with Archie at RadioShack Loss Ptevention. Archie was a very humorous person and was well liked. The world is a little darker without Archie, but he will light up heave. Rest In Peace my dear friend!
Dannie Taylot
April 23, 2015
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