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Mr. James Edward/"Ed" Moss, Sr.

Mr. James Edward/"Ed" Moss, Sr.
  • May 22, 1940 - July 8, 2021
  • Goose Creek, South Carolina

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Ed and me at my wedding June 6th, 2015. “Ed was tons more than a dear brother to me . He was my best buddy in my life, a unique role model for me and will always be my Hero. Anytime I needed...Read More »
1 of 2 | Posted by: Alan Moss - Gaffney, SC - Brother

“Ed was a super friendly guy and was a great addition to our extended family! He fit in perfectly and will always be remembered for the "stories" he...Read More »
2 of 2 | Posted by: Rich Akins - Edwardsville, IL


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Moss, James Edward ("Ed") Sr.
5/22/1940 – 7/8/2021
81 Years Loved

Life Story:
-One of 5 children, Ed was born in Gastonia, NC to Clyde E Moss and Elizabeth Robinson. He graduated from Ashley High School in 1958.

Veteran:
-Ed was in the U.S. Navy from June of 1959 to January of 1964. He was Honorably Discharged as an E4 after serving on the USS Halsey Powell and on the River Patrol in Viet Nam. He was trained by the Navy specializing in radar and sonar equipment operation and maintenance. After being wounded, he recovered for 9 months in the Navy's San Diego hospital facility.
The Navy prepared him well for his next step in his career, sending him to Northwestern University and VPI to obtain his degree in Electrical Engineering.

Post Navy Career:
-Ed was recruited by IBM/NASA to provide electrical and communications expertise for the Gemini space program. NASA was begun in 1958 and Gemini began in January, 1962 to provide early answers to design work for the Apollo moon landing program. IBM was chosen as lead contractor for the development and fabrication of instrument units, data adapters, digital guidance computers, structural and environmental control systems, measuring/telemetry, radio frequency, electrical power, and integration compliance with other systems. Ed helped innovate various electrical and control assemblies placed inside the inner shell of the spacecraft to simplify maintenance tasks. Ten manned missions were flown from 1964-1966 to improve techniques and designs of spacecraft control, rendezvous, docking, and spacewalks. At the time, Ed and his family lived in Titusville, FL near the 111,000 acres occupied by the NASA facilities as the number of NASA employees grew to 34,800 people.
-Ed founded his own Electrical Engineering consulting business to troubleshoot and repair electrical issues in manufacturing and ... READ MORE →