Evan R. Moss, Sr. “Dick”, age 90, retired Lieutenant Colonel, passed away November 5, 2009. He was born March 30, 1919 in Red Boiling Springs, TN. To William and Cornel Cloyd Moss. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University he joined the Air Force. He was a pilot and served his country in two wars. He then spent the next forty years in the Steel Business resulting in a family run company. He was an avid golfer and loved all aspects of the outdoors including horseback riding, hiking, tennis, and fishing. He traveled extensively throughout the world. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church, the Pelican Bay Country Club, and a former member of the Halifax River Yacht Club in Florida. He was a former owner of the Historic Cloyd Hotel (known as the Thomas House) and a direct descendant of the original Cloyd family.
He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn, to whom his children are extremely grateful for her devotion and care of their father; his children, Cecilia Moss and fiancé, Gene York, of Smyrna, TN, Evan R. Moss, Jr. (Dickie) and wife Suzanne, of Tampa, FL, Mary Lou Gordon and husband, Gary of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Evan Moss and wife, Tracy, David Moss and wife, Krista, Ryan Lester, and Megan Lester; and three great grandchildren, stepchildren, Jim Ellinor, David Ellinor, Cindy Ellinor, Tom Ellinor, and their families; sister, Margaret Vinson of Red Boiling Springs, TN and a host of nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by one brother, Comus Moss and a sister, Willea Moss Tyler.
A memorial service was held on Monday, November 9th at Central Baptist Church. Evan will be missed by all who knew him.