On May 27, 2022, our heavenly father called his son “Whitt Harold Moss, Sr.,” to eternal rest. He was born December 15, 1940 to the late William D. Moss and Mary Lue McGee in Clemson, South Carolina.
Whitt was a 1958 graduate from Blue Ridge High School in Seneca, South Carolina. He joined the military shortly after high school and also attended several Navy schools where he earned quite a few certificates and awards.
Whitt was a Navy Veteran for the United States of America.
His accomplishments are as followed:
1960-1969, he served as the Jet Engine & Aircraft Mechanic.
1969, he was appointed as a Permanent Chief Petty Officer in the Navy.
1969-1978, he was the Supervisor & Quality Assurance Inspector.
1978-1980, he was the Aircraft Maintenance Chief for thirteen (13) Aircrafts.
1980-1990, he served as the Command Master Chief (Human Resources Management) for three different naval activities.
1990- He retired from the military and shortly thereafter he was hired at Walmart as the night stock supervisor in 1992-1997.
On October 1, 1990, Command Master Chief Whitt Harold Moss, Sr., retired with thirty (30) years of service.
Whitt hobbies was auto mechanic, collecting lots of specialty and unique items, ordering from “As seen on TV” items. He treasured eating breakfast with his navy buddies and he also enjoyed watching Sunday football. His favorite team was the Washington Red Skins.
Whitt was married to the late Loretta Burt for 28 years before she passed and had five children.
Tammy M. Moss (Antonio) Hill of Clinton MD, Ronald K. (Eveline) Moss of Anderson SC, Donald R. Moss (deceased) Portsmouth VA, Harriett A. Moss Kittrell and Whitt H. Moss, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA., seven grandchildren, Camareo J. Banks, Ronald K. Anderson of Clemson SC, Keaira B. Kittrell, Malea L. Moss, Sherman L. Kittrell, III, Mekhi T. Moss of Virginia Beach, VA, Samaria L. Moss of Anderson, SC, four great grandchildren of Florida, one sibling, William F. (Eloise) Morris of Clemson. He leaves fond memories to all his nieces, nephews, cousins, daughter-in-law, brother-in- laws, sister-in-law and friends.
Whitt was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Burt Moss, his parents, William D. Moss and Mary Lue McGee, his son, Donald R. Moss, two brothers, Leroy (Lizzette) Morris, Horace A. (Jeanette) Morris, two sisters, Ann R. Andrews, Willa Dean Morris, one son-in-law, Sherman L. Kittrell, Sr., and a host of relatives.
Funeral services will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel on June 09, 2022, at 12:00pm. Visitation with the family will be held one hour before the funeral service.
Burial will be in the Albert G. Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery.
I believe I served at my first Naval Command, Fighter Wing ONE in Virginia Beach, VA with Master Chief Moss. I was a young sailor the age of 19, when I joined typical young person believed I knew everything. But Master Chief Moss and I were the only two Black Sailors at the Command. He took me under his wing, I always felt like he was a Father figure to me. He advised me on many subjects’ money, men (sailors), and how to stay focused and get promoted. I tried my best to listen and do as he said because I knew it meant that we were under the microscope and he had already set the bar high by being the Command Master Chief so me as a Black Female an E2, I had to try to do my best. He succeeded in influencing me in many areas, and my life has been very rewarding because of it, I worked in the Federal Government, and Retired from a HBCU here in South Carolina. I am 60 years old now and I still talk about him to my Husband of 39 years, our three children and 10 grandchildren. I thank him for taking the time to guide me through what was something new and different for me a girl from S.E. Washington, DC., coming from a single parent home, 1 of 7 children, raised by my Mom. I am very sorry to hear of his passing but I just wanted to let you his family and friends know that he was truly a Great Man. I send my condolences and I thank his wife, for sharing him with me. May he rest in peace, and Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.
May the heavens grant you peace Uncle Whitt. We will miss you. Love you!
My deepest condolences for the family and the entire McGee-Moss-Morris family. We have missed and will miss Whitt at the family reunions
Pat Chapman, a granddaughter of Isaiah McGee
I will miss you Uncle Whitt!! We love you!!
Our sincerest condolences to the family at this time. You have our deepest sympathy and our hearts are with you. May Master Chief Whitt Moss rest In peace.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
The family of William Morris Jr, Clemson SC sends our love. We pray God’s love and comfort for us all at this time.
Praying for Witt and the Family
Our condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. My family will keep you in our prayers and will be here for you after everyone is gone. We love you and may god bless you all.
Condolences to the family of Master Chief Moss. I remember the comaderie I witnessed while visiting with my cousin Master Chief l. NONE Ervin. Always a fun gathering.
I will always treasure the fond memories of visiting VA Beach VA as a kid every summer and always calling you my “Uncle Whitt Daddy”. May you now have eternal rest.