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1932 Tom 2023

Tom R. Moss, Jr.

March 14, 1932 — May 14, 2023

Thomas R. Moss, Jr., 91, of Memphis, formerly of Dyersburg, died Sunday, May 14, 2023 at his Memphis home surrounded by his loving family. He was retired after 30 years in marketing and sales with W.R. Grace & Company. It was at W.R. Grace where he met his beautiful future wife. Tom and Ginny were married in 1962 and raised 3 children as he continued his career and then with Terra Nitrogen in Tulsa, OK. Tom was the epitome of a true southern gentleman. He was charming and welcoming and had such a sweet spirit. He enjoyed many things…. his dogs, fishing, jazz music, Tennessee Volunteers, but most of all the love his family. He will be remembered as a loving father, husband, friend, ‘dog-whisperer’ Pippa and faithful follower of Christ. He had a passion for working with Jr High and High Schoolers and had the privilege of teaching Sunday School at Second Presbyterian and First Evan and was deeply loved by his classes. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church. Mr. Moss proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean war and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1959. Born March 14, 1932 in Dyersburg, he is the son of the late Thomas R., Sr. and Elise Doyle Moss. A private graveside burial was held for Mr. Moss on May 18, 2023, at the Dyersburg City Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held in Memphis, Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 62 years, Virginia Moss; two daughters, Amy May (John), Jenna Moss, both of Memphis; one son, Tommy Moss of Memphis; and four grandchildren, Olivia, Julianna, Ryan & Jack. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carroll Wheeler. The family requests memorials be directed to Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Avenue, Memphis TN 38111 or the Memphis Union Mission, 383 Poplar Avenue, Memphis TN 38105. www.memphisunionmission.org Funeral services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home. We are privileged and honored to serve the Moss family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at www.curryfuneral.com.
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