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Obituary: V.O. (Doc) Moss, 90, Adair Co., KY

Mr. Moss was a member of a large, highly regarded Western Adair Co., KY, family. He was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church, an ardent student of the Bible, a graduate of Union College, a former schoolteacher, and was a retired U.S. Army veteran of World War II whose military career spanned 23 years. He is well remembered for his later service as a hair stylist at Town Barber Shop on the Square in Columbia, KY. He was a member of Columbia Lodge #96 and was a writer.

V.O. "Doc" Moss, age 90, a resident of Summit Manor Health and Rehab Center in Columbia KY passed away Monday, April 5, 2010. at 6:20amCT, at the Westlake Regional Hospital, Collumbia, KY after a short illness.

The funeral service will be Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 11amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, with Rev. Neil Janes the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4;30pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

V.O. Moss, Adair Co., KY (1920-2010)

V.O. "Doc" Moss was the son of the son of the late John Marshall and Allie Wood Lee Moss of Adair Co., KY. He was born Wednesday, February 4, 1920 in Mell, KY, and died Monday, April 5, 2010, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY, at the age of 90 years, 2 months, and one day.

Mr. Moss was preceded in death by his wife Hazel Alley Moss on December 2, 2001 and by one daughter, Norma Veech in 1999. He was also preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters: Cymbeline Keltner, Loren Moss, Hortense Roper, Ruth Richardson, Ruel Moss, James W. Moss, John A. Moss

He is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Belinda Finn and husband David of Helena, AL; and Patricia Adams and husband: John of Massillon, OH

  • Two sisters survive: Venie Coffey of Greensburg, KY; and Bedeva Bowling of Delphi, IN

  • Six grandchildren

  • Four great grandchildren

  • and several nieces and nephews
Mr. Moss was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Union College and a retired teacher. Mr. Moss was also a retired U S Army World War II veteran serving for 23 years and later was a hair stylist in Columbia for several years.

He was a member of Columbia Lodge # 96 and a writer.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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