James Henry Moss, 83, of Denison, Texas passed away on March 8, 2021 in Denison, Texas. James was born on July 23, 1937 in Hobbs, N.M. to James Stewart and Willie Fern (Bishop) Moss.
James moved to Achille in the 1940s from Hobbs. He attended Achille and Calera schools where he accelerated at basketball and was a member of the State Championship Basketball Team in 1956 for Calera High School. James also attended Austin College in Sherman and SOSU in Durant and proudly served in the National Guard for two years.
He married Diana C. Fisher on Nov. 23, 1957 in Calera and they were blessed with 63 years of marriage and four children. James worked as heavy equipment operator and retired from General Motors as a shipping clerk after 39 years of service. He was member and Deacon of First Baptist Church in Platter, Okla. and a 32nd degree Mason. James enjoyed ranching, sports and he had a deep love for family and friends.
James is preceded in death by his parents, J.S and Fern Moss and sister, Judy Deaton.
James is survived by is wife, Diana Moss of the home; children: David Moss and wife Lena of Frisco, Texas, Stewart Moss and wife Cindy of Terrell, Texas, Charles Moss and wife Connie of Krugerville, Texas and Katherine Mendenhall and husband Myles of Dallas, Texas; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings: Eula Fern Hamilton of Frisco, Texas, Lawrence Moss of Clayton, Okla., Pris Buchanan of Durant, Okla., and Donna Bullard of Durant, Okla.; brother-in-law Jerry Deaton and numerous extended family and friends.
A celebration of James’s life will be held April 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Charles Moss will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Durant Funeral and Cremation Service.