Sunday, August 19, 2018

Arthur L. Moss

Arthur L. Moss died on July 15, 2018. He was born in Goreville, Illinois on March 26, 1924.

He is survived by his wife Mary Louise (Mainer) and six children: Sonnie Alexander, Garry Moss, Arthur Moss, Keith Moss, John Moss and Mary Hampton.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Hazel Adein, his siblings Alfred Lee, Charles, Marshall, sister Adein, and grandson Phillip.

Art and Mary Louise have 27 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren.  Art resided with Mary Louise on Lake of Egypt in Goreville, Illinois and formerly Centralia, Illinois.

Art was a World War II veteran serving as a combat engineer and served in a detachable unit as an anti-aircraft machine gunner in Africa, Corsica, Sicily, Italy and France.  After serving for nearly three years he was injured, lost a kidney and returned home.  Although doctors told him he would not live past his thirties he led a long, loving life with his family.

After WWII he returned to the Illinois Central Railroad where he worked as a Cook, Brakeman and Conductor.  He was a District Sales Manager for Washington National Insurance Company, owned Moss’s Restaurant and Carwash in Irvington, Illinois, then in the early 70s owned Moss’s Mobile Home Sales. He retired in 1986 and moved to Lake of Egypt.

Art will be remembered as a hard worker, devout family man, fisherman, a terrific story teller and someone who loved life.  His great love in life was Mary Louise.

Per Art’s wishes his body was donated to science and is now with Indiana University.

A celebration of Art’s life will be held July 21 in Cobden, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers his family asks that you thank a veteran for his or her service to our country and you may direct donations to Wounded Warrior Project (In Memory of Arthur L. Moss) or for Dementia research, the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

 

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