Donnie Ray Moss • November 14, 2021
Donnie Ray Moss passed away in Pensacola, Florida on November 14, 2021, at the age of 74. Donnie was born on May 13, 1947, in Haynesville, Louisiana to Delton and Minnie Dee Moss. As a young man, Donnie competitively raced stock cars and became a professional motocross racer. He was a dedicated sportsman and loved skydiving, hunting, and boating.
He dedicated his life to service. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1967 and served in the Vietnam War. Afterwards, he volunteered with a local fire department and trained as an electrical engineer. He worked as a civil servant for the Department of Defense for 36 years. In 1981, he and his family moved from California to Bermuda, where they lived for 15 years. Donnie loved fishing, golfing, and scuba diving. He deeply valued the friendships he built in Bermuda and continued to foster those relationships until the end of his life.
In 1995, the Moss family moved from Bermuda to Pensacola, Florida. Donnie retired from civil service in 2002 and pursued his passion for wildlife conservation and hunting. He formed lasting friendships with local men and women who shared his enthusiasm for the outdoors.
Donnie was a pillar of strength and support for those he loved. He was a loving, dedicated father and a devoted husband. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy of personal service and boundless generosity will be carried on through his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Donnie is survived by his wife of 52 years, Wendi Kathleen Moss, who he loved and cherished above all else. Donnie is also survived by his daughter, Stacy Jean Tippetts and husband Rodger, son Devin Ray Moss, daughter Michelle Kathleen Moss Jerome and husband Steven, 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Monday, December 6 from 5-7PM. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Vietnam Veterans of America at www.vva.org or the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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