Bryan Jackson Moss, 81 - Glenville

Bryan Jackson Moss started his life on Sept. 29, 1930 at Moss Farm on Spruce Run, Glenville, West Virginia to the parents of Everett and Jennie (Wilfong) Moss.

After graduating from Normantown High School, Bryan joined the U. S. Navy and traveled to many countries throughout the Pacific on the U.S.S. Alshain.

Four years of service was followed by returning to Glenville where he met his beautiful wife, Lorraine Reaser. They married July 28, 1955 and moved to Ohio in 1957 where they had five children. Bryan worked 38 years for Erie Lackawanna Railroad as a machinist.

Bryan spent over 30 years researching his family lineage and creating a collection into a "Moss Genealogy" book. He enjoyed sitting by the fire with his family sharing stories of his childhood growing up in the hills of West Virginia and his days spent in the Navy.

Bryan is survived by his two sisters, Grace Rinehart and Ruth Kuhl; his wife, Lorraine; his four daughters, Laura Lee Campbell, Melody Ann Price, Jennifer Lorraine Reese and Cheryl Lynn Prior; a son, Will Jackson Moss; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.

A sister, Vivian Furr and a brother, John Moss preceded him in death.

Bryan touched the lives of many people with his smile, charm and stories and maintained his trademark sense of humor. He will be eternally missed.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home in Salem.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Ellyson Mortuary in Glenville, West Virginia. Burial will be at Moss Cemetery in Gilmer County, West Virginia.