Pelham Felder Moss

Born: Wed., Jul. 18, 1951
Died: Thu., Apr. 13, 2017

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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.

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Don Nowakowski
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
I have met and talked with Pelham several times through our EAA chapter 1467. Pelham was a very nice, gentle, smart man, and although I didn't know him long, I will miss him. My sincere condolences to the loved ones in his life.

Murray Sellers
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
Pelham was truly a wonderful man. My husband George and I were so lucky to have met him in late October 2016--the day we brought our newly-purchased airplane to be hangared at Pelion. Every day that we were out there when he was, we had so much fun talking with him and seeing the progress he was making on his airplane. He was an inspiration, and I will never forget him!!

Glenn and Kelsie Temples
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
Pelham was a great guy and we always enjoyed his company and conversations at Pelion Airport. He will be greatly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and his beloved dog Pumpkin. God be with you all during this time.

Glenn and Kelsie Temples

Beth Klapman
   Posted Sun April 16, 2017
I was so sorry to learn of Pelham's passing. We were good friends a while back and I will always remember his story-telling and great sense of humor.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Robbie and Sharon Bell
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
So sorry to hear. We really enjoyed diving with Pelham. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Allison Cranford
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
I am going to miss Pelham greatly. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my continued thoughts and prayers. I absolutely loved learning from Pelham and hearing about all of his adventures. I know he is living the most grand of all adventures now resting in peace.

Allison (a friend from TD Bank)

Diane Crosby
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Diane & Bill Crosby

Beverly Sease
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
I just saw the obit in the newspaper today! It has been a few years since I last spoke with Pelham, but he always had a joke to tell! He will truly be missed by all that knew him! My sympathy goes out to his family during this time.

Harvey Wise, Sr.
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
My condolences to the family.

Deborah Tripp
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
I've known Pelham for decades and I know he will be greatly missed. He so loved to laugh and brought joy into our lives. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

ron stalvey jr
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
sorry for your loss--may god bless you

Kathy King Belknap
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
My sincere condolences on the loss of your brother, Doug.

George Wise
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
I got to know Pelham as a fellow appraisal instructor. I found we had several shared interest and experiences including working in the public property tax sector, appraisal instruction and a love for the ocean and the adventure of diving. He was passionate about his work, obviously enjoyed life and a pleasure to have as a friend. I will miss him and my deepest condolences go out to his family - George Wise

Dottie Anderson
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. You were on my mind so much last week. I should have called.Please call me when you are ready and I help you do whatever you need. Love you. Dottie Anderson

George Hendricks COL USAR (Retired)
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
I was saddened to hear of the death of MSG Moss. We served together in the Army Reserves at Ft. Jackson for many years. He was an outstanding soldier and was instrumental in the many successes that our unit achieved while serving together. I can never forget his sense of humor that was always present even in the toughest times. He was a dear friend and will be truly missed. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that the spirit of God can lift them up in the days to come.

Anuka Champaneri
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
I had the privilege to have worked with Pelham Moss at TD Bank. He was a wonderful person,full of life. We both enjoyed adventures on the sea and always chatted about our experiences.
I will miss you my friend!!

Michael Broome
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
It was my good fortune to work with Pelham on two occasions: during my Army Reserve service and, over a decade later, following my transfer to the SC Army National Guard. Both times Pelham worked as a trainer/instructor in units to which I was assigned. He was an excellent instructor who always took seriously his knowledge of content and his commitment to his students. I especially enjoyed our time together in the 108th Committee Group as Pelham, Frank Brand, and Buddy Adams "conspired" to create pranks and jokes aimed at me. I like to think that we played hard and worked hard--together.

Pelham was a good man and a good friend. My sincerest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Moss and to all of Pelham's family. You folks are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donald Charles Schmotzer
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017

Pelham will truly be missed. I really enjoyed flying with him and feel so sorry he will not be able to fly his beautifully crafted airplane. I will never be able to pass his hangar without thinking of him. R.I.P my dear friend.

Judy Rockwell
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Pelham was a childhood friend and high school classmate. My condolences to the family.

Sophia Pee
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
My deepest condolences as Pelham will be missed dearly! Loved the sound of the fast sports car in the TD garage before you ever saw the car. I will miss my buddy parking next to me every day, walking in to work and enjoying the adventurous events that he'd have taken part in. Rest on Pelham.....

Jason Bristol
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
I always enjoyed my conversations with Pelham about life, racing, and flying. He was a good man and will be missed!

Maria Harbour
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
I am sad to hear of Pelham's passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Mike Garner
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Met Pelham in the mid eighties while on the same scuba river dive. Were best friends ever since. He was the best man at my wedding. He will be deeply missed. My condolences to Donna. The end came way too soon.

Mike Garner

Ralph Haile
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Pelham was a true Southern gentleman. Gave me hope for the future of South Carolina when he served as a Board Member of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission...

   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
My condolences to the family. I pray God comforts the family during this difficult time. May the many wonderful and cherished memories of Pelham comfort his family and friends. Another comforting thought to keep in mind is at Revelation 21:4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." The family is in my prayers.

Luciana Areheart
   Posted Mon May 01, 2017
It has been a honor to have Pelham teach me so much about life and appraising. The Areheart Family will always remember Pelham's great stories and adventures. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all of us.
Luciana, Troy, Elliot and Estella

Harold Scott Aukerman
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
Pelham was one of my cousins. My mother Eunice Felder Aukerman was the sister of Neechie. Pelham was a good man as well as a good friend. I had not seen him in years, but we kept in touch via email.
Pelham you will be missed very much.

Pamela Aukerman Waters
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
I have just found out that one of my cousins has died. Pelham and I have not seen each other in years but kept in touch through the internet. I send my love and prayers to his wife and his siblings.
I will miss our chats and emails he had the best jokes ever. He got that from his mom.

Pat Dreher
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
I knew Pelham from High School, actually we met through the Young Republicans. To Donna and Doulas, and the rest of his family and friends, my sincere condolences. I just heard of his passing, and though I hadn't spoken to him in years, he was constantly in my thoughts and prayers. He was the best friend I ever had. Donna, when you moved away from Orangeburg, I have always wanted to let you know, that Pelham always talked about you and how much he loved you. My prayers are with you and all of the family.
Pat Class of '68.

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