Funeral services for Patsy Lou “Pat” (Ecker) Moss, 70, of Sperry, were held Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Sperry, OK. Reverend Victor Bernhardt officiated and burial was in Tahlequah Cemetery in Tahlequah, OK. Casket bearers were Billy Delk, Jimmy Linduff, B.J. Delk, Fred Hunter, Hunter Boone and Bill Gorden. Honorary casket bearers were Jim Reese, Louie Smith, Charlie Thompson, Willard Mongold, Charlie Holzer and Jim Duncan.
Pat was born March 26, 1947 in Tulsa, OK to Earl Milton Ecker and Cora Rosella (Spencer) Smith. She passed away August 16, 2017 in Sperry, OK.
She met Billie Moss in 1964 and they were married June 1, 1965. Pat's career was spent in food service even owning her own restaurant until a string of burglaries forced her to close. She remained in food service until her only son Brian was killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11th. After that she devoted everything she had to keeping his memory alive by fundraisers and golf tournaments and silent auctions to award scholarships to high school graduates through the Brian A. Moss Patriot Memorial Scholarship Fund. To date she has presented 31 scholarships in Brian's name to high school graduates of both Sperry and Skiatook. That was her drive. She was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm in 2010. Her 100 miles an hour life style came to a hault. She lost her husband Billie in 2012. After 8 surgeries in 7 years she spent the rest of her time at home enjoying every moment with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and family.
She is survived by her daughters, Angie Moss of Sperry and Tina Moss of Skiatook; daughter-in-law, MaryLou Moss of Merit, TX; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Earlene Cockrum and husband Ted of Tulsa, Linda Smith of Sperry, Bobbie Thompson and husband Robbie of Port St. Lucie, FL, Mary Jo Trammel of Tulsa, Willie Were and husband Randy of Port Pierce, FL, and Sandi George and husband Stuart of DeLand, FL; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Moss; son, Brian Moss; sister, Bennie Christian; mother, Rosie Smith; and father, Earl Ecker.
Memorial donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the Brian A. Moss Patriot Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o The Exchange Bank, PO Box 819, Sperry OK 74073.
Brian A. Moss Patriot Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o The Exchange Bank, PO Box 819,, Sperry OK 74073