Charles Luke "Charlie" Moss, age 88, of Quincy, died Friday, December 6, 2019, at 5:30 am in Illinois Veterans Home.
Charlie was born March 2, 1931 at home in Shelby County, Missouri, a son of James and Ethel Baker Moss. He married Lois Ann Gabel on June 22, 1952 in Quincy. She preceded him in death on July 17, 2011.
Charlie served in the United States Army at Ft. Lawton, Washington, until he was honorably discharged after two years. In 2013 Charlie took a trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in an Honor Flight. Charlie had worked as a welder and as a machinist at several different companies including Motorola, Knapheide, and Titan Wheel. He also owned and operated his own landscaping business and lawn service for many years. In his younger days, Charlie had been involved in both the Masons and the Shriners. Charlie was an avid equestrian, and he devoted a lot of his time to raising and to riding horses. Charlie was an active member of the Quincy Saddle Club and Luther Memorial Church.
Survivors include: four daughters: Deborah (Tom) Rowan of Fort Walton Beach, FL; Diana (Joe) Puskar of Weldon Spring, MO; Denise (Gary) Barry of Decatur, IL; and Dana (Darren) Mueller of Macon, MO; a son, Daniel Moss of Quincy, IL; nine grandchildren: Lance (Karena) Dreyer; Alanna (Jason) Kaylor; Jennifer Barry; Jordan (Lindsey) Barry; Danielle, Dalton, and Daphne Moss; and Phillip and Erika Mueller; six great grandchildren: Alexis and Justin Dreyer, Delanie Pierce, Emma and Jase Kaylor, and Charlie Barry; a brother, Larry (Lori) Moss of Palmyra, MO; a sister, Marilyn Wenneker of Nelsonville, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Robert and Jerry Moss; two sisters: Doris King and Marjorie Schuessler; and a stepbrother, Claude Moss.
Services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Chaplain Dave Hall officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, with full military rites by American Legion Post #37 Honor Guard.
Visitation: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Illinois Veterans' Home Activity Fund or Great River Honor Flights
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements
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Dear Dana & Family,
Thinking of you and wishing you only happy memories of your very special Father.
Dick & Pat Wentura
charlie& lois were very nice I liked them.
Charley was one of the neatest people I've ever met. Warm, kind, and genuine.
Comforting thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Charley was one of the neatest people I ever met. Turkey pricless.
Comforting thoughts and prayers for his family.
I worked with Charlie at Titan. He was a very nice and concerned friend
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