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Pelham Moss

Pelham Felder Moss


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    Our very good friend and fellow club member, Pelham Moss passed away on April 13, 2017 of pancreatic cancer.  Pelham had been building a Sonex aircraft at Pelion Airport (6J0) for the past few years and had it about 95% completed. Unfortunately, he never got a chance to complete it nor fly it. He will be sincerely missed by all of us who knew him. May he rest in peace. Pelhams' obituary is given below:

"Pelham Felder Moss CAYCE - Pelham Felder Moss, age 65 of Cayce, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017. Pelham loved to laugh and never forgot a joke. He was as passionate in his careers as he was in his hobbies and interests. When Pelham turned 18 years old, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and advanced to the rank of Master Sargent. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Carolina, he held a position with Lexington and Richland Property Tax Divisions and retired after 30 years of service. For most men, this would have been considered a successful career but for Pelham this was just the beginning. Pelham held his real estate Broker's license and also his license as a "Master Appraiser" in four states. As Adjunct Professor of the University of South Carolina in "Finance and Appraisals", Pelham loved interacting and teaching his students. In addition to teaching, Pelham was Vice President of TD Bank acting as Review Specialist ll Commercial Appraisal. Pelham received the SC Order of The Palmetto which is the highest civilian honor in the State of South Carolina and a past board member of the Human Affairs Commission. Pelham thoroughly enjoyed his hobbies. His father delighted in piloting and passed his passion for flying onto his son. After attaining his pilot's license and years of flying, Pelham was buiding a small kit Sonex aircraft! Pelham learned another hobby from his family. He learned how to cast and spin pewter from his uncle. Pelham spun beautiful pewter bowls, jewerly and cast a variety of items. Pelham and Donna traveled extensively to explore the sea by sport diving. Pelham was a certified nitrox diver and enjoyed wreck diving and exploring. Pelham spent many years building custom cars. So many things interested Pelham and he thrilled in his research and discovery of his interests. Pelham is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Donna B. Moss; his older brother Charles Douglas Moss lV of Beaufort S.C., his three sisters Deborah Moss McGuire of Atlanta, Ga., Cathryn Moss Austelle and Melinda Mann Bussey both of Charleston, S.C Also survived by two nephews, Charles Douglas Moss V and Johnnie Branham Moss of Beaufort, S.C., a niece, Chambers Austelle of Charleston, S.C. and many cousins and in-laws. Pelham was predeceased by his mother and father; Cornelia Felder Moss Michel (Neechie) of Orangeburg/Charleston, S.C. and Charles Douglas Moss lll of Memphis, Tenn. Pelham will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send a contribution to the Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, P O Box 4335, Irmo, SC 29063. Pelham requested not to have a funeral service. Pelham's ashes will be given to the sea, his favorite place."

Click on the little plane below to read the poem "High Flight". 
We believe that Pelham would have liked it.