Sgt. Jerry Ellis Moss, Jr., 73, of Florence, SC, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at his residence. Mr. Moss was born in Florence, SC, a son of the late Jerry Ellis Moss, Sr. and Jacquelyn Deas Moss. He graduated from McClenaghan High School and went to graduate from Florence Darlington Technical College with an associate’s degree in business and from Francis Marion College with a bachelor’s degree in business. Jerry served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Kitzingen, Germany as a legal clerk with the 10th Engineer’s Company. After his service, he returned to college and was very close to receiving his master’s in psychology. Jerry worked for many years at Palmetto Nissan as the Finance and Insurance Manager and was the owner of a Mortgage Company in Florence and at the beach along with being a building contractor. Jerry was very active in his son’s Boy Scout lives, serving as a Scout Leader and an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 402. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and was a member of the Brotherhood Prayer Breakfast Club.
He is preceded in death in addition to his parents by his oldest son, Jerry Ellis “Trey” Moss, III.
Surviving is his loving wife of 50 years, Ann Langston Moss; youngest son, William Ashley Moss; a granddaughter, Mary Ellis Moss (Lucas); brother, Mickey M. Moss (Wendy); two sisters, Vicki Bobbitt (Hamp) and Dawn Arrington (Henry); a special daughter we chose, Rachel Watford (Christian) and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM of Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in the chapel of Cain Calcutt Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow in the Florence National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Monday, December 13, 2021 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice, 1203 E Cheves St, Florence, SC 29506 or to the Wounded Warrior Project.