William A. ‘Bill’ Moss

William ‘Bill’ Moss, 96, Kansas City, Mo, passed away June 30, 2016 at the Kansas City Hospice House. A celebration of his life will be held from 1-3 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Heartland Cremation, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo 64133. William was born February 20, 1920 in Carthage, Mo to Amos and Ila Moss. He was the youngest of 8 children. He attended and graduated from Carthage High School in the late 1930’s. Following graduation he honorably served in The United States Navy during WWII. He enjoyed a career in sales, selling almost anything, but his passion for music led him to own and operate Moss Magnavox, with his late son, Alan. He enjoyed sports, especially tennis, and his local favorites the Chiefs and Royals. William was preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings, 2 sons, Mark and Alan Moss. William was married to Beatrice (Bernauer) Moss, mother of his six children and later in life to Nadine Moss.  Both preceded him in death. He is survived by 4 children; Elizabeth (Dave) Caldwell, Judy (Jim) Hayes, Debbie McKinzey, and John Moss, daughter-in-law Susie Moss, 3 step-daughters, 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and further extended family. The family would like to thank Brenda Crow for the comfort and care given to William. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and will truly be missed.

Visits: 8


  1. Irene Sessa on July 3, 2016 at 9:37 am

    We were neighbors for 25 years and he was a great friend. We enjoyed working crossword puzzles over the telephone! I’ll miss him. Love and prayers to all the family. Irene Sessa

  2. Alice and Tom Brackhahn on July 3, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Our hearts are filled with sadness for your loss. We will forever remember what a friendly and funny person he was. He lived a long life and you have many good memories. God bless your family.

  3. mike moss on July 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    To all of Moss inKC,
    So sorry to hear about Great Uncle Bill. Bill was a great man he never fogot about his relat ion in Jasper County. Bill was my Grandfather Roy A . Moss brother. He is remembered by my family as a kind and caring man. Every time we came to KC he welcomed to his house with open arms.
    we will be praying for all his family.
    Mike Moss Carl Junction Mo. 417-438-2884

  4. Robin Dellaguardia on July 3, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Judy and Jim: I am so sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. You will have a special Angel watching over you.

  5. David Wells on July 3, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    John, I’m sorry to hear about
    your Dad.
    David Wells

  6. patti hayes on July 4, 2016 at 7:55 am

    What a wonderful life Bill had, filled with so much love. My deepest sympathy at his passing. He was loved, and will always remain in your hearts.

  7. Karen Breeze Catron on July 4, 2016 at 9:34 am

    To all the family of Uncle Bill Moss: So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. When he came to Carthage there was always good music and lots of laughter. Moss gatherings were fun times. He was always sending my dad new tapes he thought he would enjoy. He was a god man. Karen Catron and family.

  8. Rosalind Scott on July 4, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Bill was a good friend & neighbor for the pass 28 years. We enjoyed watching movies & getting pizza from the Fun House. He was always very kind to me. I will truly miss him. Prayers to his family. Rosalind

  9. Dave and Diane Bancroft on July 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I did not know Bill very long just a couple years. I grew to like him quickly and will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Sincerely Dave and Diane

  10. Paul Smith on July 30, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Sorry for the delay -we were in CO at the time. So glad I got to visit with Bill recently. A delightful man and a great fan of jazz. I was one of the many that were lucky enough to be one of Bill’s friends. He will be missed.

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