William R. Moos, 92, of Seminole, Florida, passed away at the Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Pinellas Park, Florida on Monday, May 9, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Sunday, February 9, 1930, at historic William H. Coleman Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Carl and Nora (Baker) Moos.
After graduating from McCordsville High School in 1949, Bill and his brother Phillip later enlisted in the military, along with two of their childhood friends. He was a Korean War veteran and served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954 as a member of Patrol Squadron 10 (VP-10), flying aboard a Lockheed P2V Neptune on surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
After concluding his military service, Bill transitioned to civilian life, attending Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis, where he became a certified appliance repair technician. He owned and operated Moos Appliance Repair for many years in downtown Whiteland, and was a founding member, deacon, and board treasurer for the New Whiteland Christian Church.
In 1974, Bill moved with his family to Clearwater, Florida, and worked as an appliance service technician at Bill Hall’s TV and Appliances before becoming a co-owner of the company in 1988. He later worked in the parts department at APSCO Appliances in Largo before his retirement in 2012. He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church, before becoming a member of Indian Rocks Baptist Church, where he regularly attended Saturday evening services. Bill and his family traveled extensively throughout his later working years, visiting most iconic national parks and major landmarks, creating lifelong memories for his children.
After retirement, Bill traveled often to visit family, relatives, and friends, and especially enjoyed taking trips with his grandchildren. In his spare time, he often visited beaches and parks throughout Florida on short day trips, and he regularly attended the Indiana State Fair, the Florida State Fair, and the Strawberry Festival. Until recent years, he remained active in both his church and in his community, often helping neighbors facing hardships, and volunteering to work at church and community events. His generosity, kindness, and grace made a profound difference in the lives of everyone who knew him, and he will be deeply missed by all.
Bill is survived by sons William (Joellen) Moos, Jr. of Greenwood, IN, Jeff Moos of Clearwater, FL, Eric Moos of Seminole, FL, and Kelly Moos of Seminole, FL; former spouse Lois Wojtas of Seminole, FL; brother Carl Moos of Columbus, OH; sisters Barbara (Jim) Silvey of Oaklandon, IN, and Judy (Jim) Tubbs of McCordsville, IN; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by daughter Vickie Moos; son Danny Moos; former spouse Donna Staggs-Lynch; brothers Harold Moos and Phillip Moos; and sister Anna Marie Literal.
Family and friends may come together in celebration of the life and legacy of William Moos on Friday, May 20, 2022, at Seals Funeral Home in Fortville. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM, followed by the funeral at 11:00 AM, and concluding with a procession and burial with full military honors and graveside rites at 1:30 PM at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis. After the graveside service, family and friends are encouraged to gather at The Grill restaurant in McCordsville at 3:00 PM for fellowship, and to share their remembrances of our departed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of William Moos may be made to the following charitable organizations:
Parkinson’s Foundation https://www.parkinson.org
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org
Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation https://mpmf.org
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