Moss, longtime Corydon optometrist, dies at 88
Dr. Jack R. Moss, a longtime optometrist in Corydon died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at his home. He was 88.
A native of Salem, he was the son of the late Charles and Alga Ribelin Moss.
Moss was a member of the 9th Tank Battalion of the 20th Armored Division of the Army during World War II and served in the European Theater.
After earning a Doctor of Optometry degree, Moss established his optometry practice in Corydon in 1949 and was later joined at the practice by his son, Pat. The elder Moss retired in December 2008.
Harrison County Councilman Gordon Pendleton of Corydon referred to Moss as a mentor when they served together on the Corydon school board back before the consolidation.
‘He helped me a lot,’ said Pendleton, who also saw Moss professionally to get his eyes examined and fitted for glasses. ‘He was pretty well on top of everything. He would say what he thought and was usually on the right lines.’
Moss served eight years as a school board member.
Pendleton also knew Moss as a golfer who was the Corydon Country Club golf champion in 1962.
‘He always had a sense of humor,’ he said, adding that he will have ‘good memories’ of Moss.
Moss was also a member of Corydon Christian Church and the Knights of Pythias and a Cub Scout Master of Pack 22 in Corydon.
Moss was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, earlier this year, on Sept. 22.
Survivors besides his son Pat include another son, Bryan Moss of Corydon, and a daughter, Jill Robertson of Depauw.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon handled the service and burial, which were private.