Vernon Moss

Published 7:05pm Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vernon Walker Moss, 86, of Moss Drive, Mill Spring, NC died Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC.

Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late Manuel Cletus and Bessie Geneva Walker Moss. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the U. S. Marines in The Battle of Iwo Jima where he was wounded, and received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. An electrician, he retired from Daniels Construction Company after 40 years of service.  Vernon was a long time member of the Polk County Republican Party and the Horse Creek Masonic Lodge #719. He was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Jo Anne Moss; a son, Chris Moss of Mill Spring and a sister, Inez Arledge of Mill Spring. Also surviving is a grandson, Michael Dayton Moss of Greenville, N.C. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Bruce Moss, who passed away in 1983 and three brothers, M.C. Moss, Joe Ben Moss and Roger Moss.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Silver Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Osborn and Rev. Rick Wall officiating.

Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, with military rites by the Polk County Memorial Burial Squad.

The family will receive friends prior to the service Saturday from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. in the Silver Creek Baptist  Church.

An on-line guest register may be signed at

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