Walter Olin Moss, Jr.

July 8, 1942 ~ August 10, 2016

 Walter Olin Moss, Jr., 74, of Sulphur, Louisiana, passed away on August 10, 2016 in Lake Charles as a result of injuries he sustained in a fall at home.  Walter proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He graduated from the physician assistant program at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas in 1975.  He was also a graduate of the ADN and BSN nursing programs at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  Walter enjoyed a successful career as a physician assistant and registered nurse.  Patients and co-workers often remarked on his kind and gentle bedside manner.

Walter was a devout Christian and faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur, Louisiana. He was also a charter member of Faith United Methodist Church in Fannett Texas, where the family lived for 28 years before returning to Sulphur to retire. Friends and loved ones will miss his boisterous laugh and his open heart. 

Walter is survived by his wife of 47 years, Helen Spell Moss; his four children, Valerie Moss Sassi and husband Jon, son, Walter Olin Moss, III (Olin), Amanda Moss of Irving, Texas, Alyssa Moss of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.  Walter is also survived by his sisters Olive Moss Sartor of Monroe and Mary Moss Winterton of Lake Charles; brothers Dr. John Lee Moss of New Orleans and Dr. Charles Eugene Moss of Sumter, South Carolina, sister in law Charlene Flowers, sister in law Olive Campbell, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Dr. Walter Olin Moss, Sr., mother Clara Guthrie Moss, and his stepmother Josephine Moss Dinsmore.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 13, from 6:00-9:00pm at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home in Sulphur, and Sunday at 1:00 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur.  Funeral Service begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Bradley Swire and Rev. Leon Boggs officiating.  Graveside Service will follow at Mimosa Pines South Cemetery in Sulphur under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Autism Speaks ( or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (

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  1. To the family of Mr Moss, We are so sorry to here of your loss. Elvin has always looked up to Walter. Always spoke highly of both Walter and Helen. Although I have known them for a short time I've thought both were extremely nice people. I could see the love in Joseph, Kaytie and Megan's eye. They couldn't wait to visit with them whenever down south. Prayers with each and everyone.

  2. Grandpa, where do I even start? Your laugh, your smile, the way you called us your sweet babies.. I will miss you each and every second you are gone but I know I will see you again one day. The lake, Phase 10, and strong coffee won't be the same but we will all figure out a way. Each time it'll get easier, and one day I will smile and laugh while we talk about you and your goofy duck noise. I love you so much, Pops.

  3. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of Walter and the joy, insight and caring spirit he possessed. May God surround you with love, compassion and strength. You all are loved.

  4. So sorry for your loss, may God wrap his arms around each of you and give you strength. Prayers for the family.

  5. Helen, I am so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. He was such a sweetheart and I know you and your family's heart is broken. I am praying for peace and strength for you all and to enjoy the sweet and wonderful memories of him.

  6. Helen and family, Walter will certainly be missed in this life but he will continue his kind and generous nature in his next life. I am so sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in his many contributions in this life.

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:4,5 to soon remove death and suffering from the earth forever and in the hope he gives us of seeing our loved ones again- John 5:28,29. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  8. I am so sorry for your sudden loss. Hold on to each other and the happy memories you share. Love, Michelle Killinger

  9. My prayers and love go out to a family that has been so vital and so generous to the well-being of both Sulphur and Lake Charles. His death leaves a hole in the fabric of these two communities. Mimi . . Lake Charles is so fortunate to have you living here again. I'm so sorry for your loss. My love to the Moss family Anne Reinauer

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