Thomas Edward Moss Sr.

April 30, 1937March 21, 2019

Thomas E. Moss, Sr., 81, of Lima, died Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 in his residence. He was born Sept. 30, 1937, in Urbana, OH to Leroy “Pete” Moss and Isabelle (Payne) Moss, Jr. who preceded him in death. He was married to Lounetta (Howell) Moss who survives in Lima. He later married Harrietta B. “Kitty” Owens Moss who preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 2011. Surviving are three children: Thomas (Debra Williams) Moss, II, Katrina McDonald and Paul (Leslie) Moss all of Lima; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and siblings: Carolyn (Victor) Williams of Powder Springs, GA, Martha Rogan and Claude Moss, both of Urbana. His sisters, Ruth Jackson and Charlotte Pearson preceded him in death along with a brother, Donald Moss, Sr.. Thomas retired in 1999 from General Motors after 35 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a former member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Lima and attended Eleventh Street Missionary Baptist Church. He was a fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He loved to travel after his retirement and collected memorabilia from his destinations. He was devoted to God, loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was very close to his brothers and sisters and cherished his nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 at Eleventh Street Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Robert Toney officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and V.F.W. Post 1275. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Homegoing Service Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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David George

March 27, 2019

Paul and Moss Family-

While I did not know Thomas I have had the privilege of knowing Paul. It is with heavy heart I have learned of your loss. I can only imagine the greatness of Thomas’s love for you all. I pray that you can rest in God’s promises and the memories you have shared together. May you be surrounded in His abundant love and find peace in His never ending grace.

Jeff Schroeder

March 25, 2019


The Schroeder Family is so sorry for you loss. I am sorry to say that I never met your father but if he is the person that had the biggest influence on you then I know that he was a good man. Again, we are very sorry for you loss but we will be thinking of you and your family.

Gina Manning

March 25, 2019


So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family during this time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
Ernest & Gina Manning
Waukegan, IL

Celesta Dunn

March 23, 2019

Deepest sympathy on the passing of such a sweet man. There has never been a time in my life when I didn’t know & respect “Tommy.” Always pleasant, always a gentleman. Special thoughts & loving memories to his brother Claude and sisters Martha & Carol! May God give you comfort & peace during this sad time.
~ Celesta

Nancy Saxton

March 23, 2019

Tom , so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.