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.

  1. Diane Mc Donald says:

    So sorry for your loss. We grew up together through high school family and friends he will be missed in our life but never forgotten. How memories good times and bad times will be cherished forever. Thank you for being off for that.

  2. Eddie & Shari Smith says:

    Eddie & I are so sorry for you and your families loss. I have so many memories from growing up in California. I will miss him and will pray for you during this time. Love, Shari & Eddie

  3. Dede Holverson (Cater) says:

    Wendi, I’m so sorry for your loss. We are donating to the wounded warriors on Donnie’s behalf. May you find comfort during this difficult time.

    He lived such an adventure filled life. I only hope to have such a long marriage and full life.

    My family and I send our condolences and love.
    Dede

  4. Veva and Jerry says:

    Wendi and family, so many great adventures and memories with you and Don. May he rest in peace, many thanks for his service and sending condolences to all of you. Hugs

  5. Annette Boyle says:

    Words alone cannot trully express my deepest condolences on hearing of Don’s passing. He was a gentle person whom I had the privilege to know in Bermuda. He was a great bowler on CIA Bowling
    League in Bermuda. May he rest in peace.

  6. Shirley Jerome says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Don was such a kind and thoughtful person. Wendi, I do understand that fog you are in right now. Take all the time you need. I’m here for phone calls or texts anytime y’all need to talk.

  7. Oh, this 40 year friendship will be so lost without Donnie! We were all at our peak in Bermuda and having children in just about every grade at the Chaffee School was so perfect for all of us! BUT THEN being relocated back to the states on the East coast was just God’s gift to us. We will miss Donnie so bad but you know that we are praying for you when he meets you at Heaven’s Gates!

  8. Connie Lacy says:

    Remembering all the good times in Bermuda and the visits to VA Beach. You’re in our hearts and prayers. Didn’t know Donnie was a skydiver till I read about it today. I’ll think of him with a smile riding that canopy to the pearly gates.

  9. Elaine Poyerd Jordan says:

    Sending you my deepest sympathy and prayers. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Moss. May he Rest In Peace.

  10. Joan Wagers says:

    Wendi and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am praying for comfort and peace for you during this time. Hold tight to the good memories.

  11. Yvonne Taylor says:

    Dearest Wendi and family. What a loss for you especially but to your extended Bermuda family as well. A beautifully written obituary which gave us all a living tribute to Don who was a great family man, public servant and friend. He will be greatly missed, much love Allan and Yvonne Taylor.

  12. Wendi We are so sorry for your loss, Sending prayers to you and the family. May he rest in peace.

  13. Charles Landon says:

    Wendi,

    We are so very sorry….Donnie was a wonderful man and was always so full of life. You and the Moss family are in our prayers. Donnie will never be forgotten.

    Sincerely,

    Chuck and Donna Landon

  14. Dee Reddick says:

    Wendy, Payton and I are so sorry to hear if the passing of Donnie. We were just talking about needing to get back down to see if you guys. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May he Rest In Peace. Love Payton, Dee and family.

  15. Monica and Richard Moss says:

    Cousin Wendy, we are so sorry for your loss. I loved hearing him and Richard remenis past hunting times. It was an honor knowing him, he was an incredible man, and he will be truly missed. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. We love you. Love Richard and Monica

  16. Maurice and Ann Lee says:

    Wendi, Just saw the sad news of your beloved’s passing, we send our love and prayers to you and all the family. God’s Blessings and His peace be with you all.

  17. Suzanne Vickrey says:

    I worked with Donnie at the Federal Court House. He was such a sweet, smart man. He was liked by all. I am very sorry for your loss.

  18. Jim Reid says:

    Wendi,Donnie will be very much missed by all paths he crossed. He was a blessing to all who knew him. Rosie and I send prayers to the Moss family, may God be with you all.

  19. Jim & Janette Norris says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire Moss Family. Don will leave a space in this world that cannot be filled.

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