Bobby Joe “Bob” Moss, 86, of Sylva went to be present with his Lord on Jan. 15, 2021.
A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Shirley and Bertha Moss. A U.S. Navy veteran, Bob served as an ordained deacon at both Cashiers Baptist Church and East Sylva Baptist Church. He was a retired volunteer fireman in Cashiers and an avid golfer. Bob was a friend to everyone and was loved by all. He never met a stranger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Passmore Moss; and brother, Buck Moss.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Nell D. Moss of the home; daughter, Teresa Buchanan (James) of Concord; sons, Jim Moss (Connita McCall) of Cashiers, Randal Moss (Rita) of Balsam; brother, Jack Moss of Glenville; stepdaughter, Pam Wood (Rick) of Dillsboro; stepson, Greg Plemmons (Shauna) of Whittier; also, grandchildren, Jordan Moss (Brittainy), Amber Moss, Justin Moss; step-grandchildren, Jeffrey Wood, Jeremy Wood (Taryn), Brandon Plemmons, Sam Plemmons; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Moss, Aubree Moss; step-great-granddaughter, Addyson Wood; and nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Reed Benson and Rev. Charles Dean officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to East Sylva Baptist Church.
The family would like to express gratitude to Morningstar Assisted Living for the excellent care Bobby Joe received.