July 18, 1925 – June 16, 2008 Tom W. Moss, Jr., formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, June 16, 2008 after a long period of declining health at New Horizons North nursing facility. Mr. Moss was born in Forsyth County, GA on July 18, 1925 to Tom W. Moss, Sr. and Missouri McGinniss Moss. Tom was predeceased by his daughter, Linda Moss Coggins; his sister, Lillian Moss Rhodes; and his parents. Tom is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha Smith Moss; two children, son, Mark Moss, Gainesville, GA, and daughter, Lisa (Ed) Moss Perez, Alexandria, Virginia. Six grandchildren: Matt Coggins, Brandon (Angela) Moss, Michael Coggins, Lindsey Moss, Rachel Perez and Luke Perez. Three great grandchildren: Ashli Coggins, Anniston Moss and Breckyn Moss. Sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Dan McGill. A graduate of Gainesville High School, Mr. Moss attended North Georgia College, A proud veteran of World War II, he served as a medic in the United States Navy attached to the Marines, fought in the battles of Okinawa, Japan and was the recipient of two purple hearts and a Presidential Citation. Full military honors will be presented in honor of his exemplary service. Tom was the long time owner of Moss Equipment Company, a business his father started in 1944. In his earlier years, Mr. Moss was active in a variety of local and state organizations. He was a former Georgia legislator and member of the Buford City School Board. Tom was instrumental in establishing the Gwinnett County Fair Association and served as President for many years. He was a former director of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, former director of the Bank of Duluth, past president of the Buford Kiwanis Club and past director of the Georgia Farm Equipment Dealers Association. Mr. Moss was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 12:00 Noon in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Chaplain James Dumas officiating. Interment will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA with full military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice, Gainesville, GA or to a charity of your choice in memory of Tom W. Moss will be appreciated. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 www.flaniganfuneralhome.com