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Robert Clinton Moss Jr., a Richmond lawyer for 34 years, died yesterday at his home, 618 Henri Road.

Mr. Moss, a Richmond native who ran unsuccessfully for City Council in 1952, was 72.
He attended the former McGuire's University School and graduated from John Marshall High School.

He attended Washington and Lee University and earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Richmond in 1947.

During World War II, Mr. Moss served overseas with the 82nd Airborne Division and was discharged as a first lieutenant. He participated in the D- day invasion of France, the invasion of Holland and the Battle of the Bulge, during which he was wounded.

He later reorganized and was captain of Company B of the Richmond Blues.

Mr. Moss worked as a state parole and probation officer from 1947 until 1949, when he enrolled in T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.

After graduating from law school in 1951, Mr. Moss entered private practice. He still was practicing law.

Mr. Moss was a former member of the Downtown Club and a member of Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity, the Virginia Bar Association and St. James's Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen S. Moss; three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Bayliss of Richmond, Mrs. Nancy German of Annapolis, Md., and Mrs. June Lambert of Cary, N.C.; a son, Robert Clinton Moss III of Virginia Beach; his mother, Mrs. Novella Epperson Moss of Richmond; a sister, Mrs. Frances Meeker of Eastchester, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.

A funeral will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. at St. James's Church, 1205 W. Franklin St. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery, 412 S. Cherry St.

(Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA, 24 Sep 1985, Page 8 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

  (courtesy "MTB")

Grave marker for Robert C. Moss, Jr. is visited by his son and grand-daughter in August 2003.
(courtesy Robert C. Moss, III)

Robert Moss was an enlisted man who volunteered for parachutist duty shortly after completing basic training and communications school.  He completed jump training in May 1942 and was appointed to Corporal the following month.

He was tapped for OCS and attended the course at Ft Benning between July and September 1942.  Assigned initially to the 502nd PIR, Bob was a member of the cadre group forming the 508th in October 1942.

He served as a Lieutenant in Company H throughout WW-II.


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