Noel Moss

December 11, 1940 ~ October 28, 2010

Noel V. Moss was received into his Lord's arms on October 28, 2010. Mr. Moss was a life long resident of Lake Charles, a graduate of LaGrange High School and obtained a BS in Education from McNeese State University. Mr. Moss worked in the building business with his father prior to going to work for the city. He began his career as a housing inspector and eventually became Director of Planning for the city. During his years with the city he was involved with the Louisiana Housing Council, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, American Planning Association, and Southwest Louisiana Housing Coalition. Mr. Moss was a Certified Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and a Certified Home Inspector by the National Institute of Building Inspectors.

He retired from the city after a total of 30 years of service.

Following retirement, he became certified by the Department of Natural Resources as a Certified Energy Rater. He was well known for his community involvement. Mr. Moss taught computer classes through the Computer club and also taught energy efficiency classes a McNeese through Leisure Learning. Mr. Moss was an active board member of the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. He and his wife, Nancy, owned and operated an antique business, The Calico Tree for over 20 years. As a hobby, he hand crafted ball point pens and pencils, turning the barrels out of various types of wood on a lathe. One of the woods he used was reclaimed from oak trees at old Central School. Mr. Moss was preceded in death by his father Vincent C. Moss, his mother Evelyn H. Moss, and Jo Moss his beloved God-Mother and Aunt. He is survived by his cherished wife, friend and companion of 42 years, Nancy Neely Moss. Additional survivors include four siblings, sisters Janet Molinario, Joyce Moss and partner, Doug Beck, brothers, Nelson Moss and wife, Lori and Neil Moss and wife, Bonnie; a sister-in-law, Nina Neely Brock; as well as many nieces, nephews their families and countless friends.

His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 1, 2010, at Johnson Funeral Home. Msgr. Charles Dubois will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 31, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Monday, November 1, 2010 from 8 a.m. until time of service. Following the service, as per his wishes, Mr. Moss will be cremated. Donations in lieu of flowers are requested for the ICCS Josephine Moss and Noel Moss Memorial Scholarship Fund Attn: Susan Percle, 15326 Ryan St., Lake Charles, La 70601.

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  1. Dear Nancy:Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Noel was a very special man and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. May your loving memories of Noel comfort you.SincerlyDiana and Billy Horne

  2. I took cxare of Mr Noel in Hyperbarics at St Hosptial and was very saddened to read of his passing. He always came in with a smile. The last time he came by to show me how he was doing he looked very good and was happy. I offer my sincere condolences and he will be remembered with fondnes

  3. I want to send you my love and support. I want to say that having Noel (Mr. Dillard) in my life was more than a pleasure. What a wonderful man. There are very few men like he was. I am so lucky to have him as a customer and a friend. Having just lost Charlie, I know the pain you are feeling. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Pleaseknow that all of us at Hackett's loved him and we love you. Karen

  4. I worked with Noel on the Board of the Southwest Louisiana Homeless Coalition and enjoyed his dedication and sense of humor. We also shared a deep love and respect for his aunt Jo. I miss them both!

  5. My Dearest Nancy,You were the joy of his life, a friend, comapanion, business partner and wonderful wife (and cook). I know I will miss him. ezpecially his daily perk me up calls…when he was in far worse shape than I. Bonnie and I are always there for you…we'll all have to suffer this pain together for a while…never get over it I am sure. but our love for each other will persevere and we'll move on and do whatever must be done together as a family…just as we have always done.I will try on his shoes during this time I am sure…but I know they won't fit and never will.Your loving brother and sister-in-lawNeil and Bonnie

  6. Nancy and family,I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.Please know that even though we haven't seen each other in a long time, I still care for all my wonderful classmates from high school.Lov, Carolyn Elliott Richard

  7. Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of Noel's passing. I will be thinking of you and lifting you in prayer during this very difficult time for you. Noel will be sadly missed at our class reunion. May God hold you close in His arms during this time.

  8. Nancy, I'm so sorry about Noel. He was a wonderful man. I never think of him that I don't picture his sweet smile and his upbeat personality. He always made me laugh. Please know that you are in my prayers. Freddie

  9. Nancy, My deepest sympathy goes out to you. I know this is a very difficult time for you. I have known Noel for a very long time. He always had a smile on his face, told jokes, worshiped you, and of course loved his cars. My prayers are with you.

  10. Nancy, Nina and Family.I'm far away yet so close.Know that we are deeply saddened. Our prayers go to heaven for Noel and you allLove,kim

  11. Nancy, Noel's last remark to me as we were driving off from the 50th Reunion was That's a good thing. referring to my comment to him that I had not changed THAT MUCH. He also made very thoughtful remarks about my brother's home in the Historic District that I fully appreciated. It takes a long, long time for one to accept and adapt, so be patient with yourself and lean on others when you need. My sincere sympathy for your loss, but it truly is a huge loss for Lake Charles and our LaGrange class especially.Carolyn Corman Gibbons

  12. Nancy, what a treasure of a person you had for your husband. Noel was definitely one of the golden people walking this earth. We were best of friends since he and the Moss clan moved in down the street when we were all about 8 or 9. Our gang of kids played monoply on his front screened porch hundreds of times and some games lasted for days. I always felt like Noel was a 2nd brother to me. Our very own Noel of the beautiful smile and always some corny joke! He ate many slices of German Chocolate Cake in my mother's kitchen. At our 50th reunion I got a special tour around Lake Charles by the best tour guide ever. I got to see all the wonderful updates and historical sites that he was so proud of. But mostly he shared how happy he was to have you in his life. You made that smile twinkle even more. I send you my love and support to help you get through this very sad time. My love and prayers to you, Annette

  13. Noel was a friend and a mentor to me and many others, seeing the best in everyone. He was a wonderful man and loved Lake Charles's past and potential. Becky and I give our best to Nancy and Noel's family.

  14. Sad to hear of the passing of Noel. I have not seen him since 1962, but remember him as if it were yesterday. My condolences and prayers.

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