Gary William Moses, 72, died Sept. 3, 2021, at Memorial Health ICU after a brief illness.
Born in Anniston, Ala., he lived most of his life in Savannah and proved that it is indeed more blessed to give than to receive.
Stories abound of Gary helping people, often anonymously and never requiring anything in return. Friends say Gary was the happiest person they knew.
He leaves his wife of 47 years, Lynn Evans Moses, and was predeceased by his parents, Emmett Stuart Moses and Joyce Nance Moses.
Gary started the Hollis Stacy Award in 1993 to honor the area’s most versatile high school female athlete. He was a CPA; Armstrong State College graduate, tennis star and basketball player; beloved softball coach who led an underdog team of fifth graders to a league championship; loving husband, father and friend.
People praise his smile, laugh, wit and big heart. He gave cheerfully, with a soft spot for people in need. It was “so Gary” for him to bless others abundantly.
He baked apple pies for first responders, collected food for hurricane relief—Good Morning America’s TV crew enjoyed Gary’s chili during Hurricane Hugo recovery—donated 100s of teddy bears for the Mysterious Santa program, led camping trips, served the homeless, and cheered family, friends and strangers with gifts.
He prayed often, thanked God repeatedly for blessing him and lived this Christian principal: He who waters will himself be watered.
Survivors include daughters Karen and Leslie Moses; and brothers Stuart Moses (Diana), and Don Moses (Carole).
Memorial service, at Grace UMC, 6412 Waters Ave, Savannah, Ga. 31406, begins at 11 a.m., Tues., Sept. 7, 2021. Visitation begins an hour earlier at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Gary by giving to your favorite homeless shelter.Print This Obituary & Condolences