H. Craige DeMoss, Jr., age 69 of Spring Hill, TN passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014.
He was born in Nashville, TN and attended Montgomery Bell Academy. He graduated from The University of Mississippi in 1968 with a degree in Education and entered the Air Force as a commissioned officer. He proudly served in the Vietnam War during 1971-72 and was honorably discharged in 1973. While in the service, he obtained a degree in Restaurant/Club Management with a focus in culinary arts from LaSalle University.
Returning home from the service, his career varied from farming to retail management to construction to head chef of a restaurant. During 2004 he was the President of the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Dubose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN from 2005-08. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Spring Hill, TN, and served on the Mission Council.
He loved to cook and was also an avid hunter. Over the past four years, Craige owned and operated a successful canning business, Neighbors by Choice, selling his goods at the Thompsons Station Farmer's Market. His customers knew him as the "Pickle" or "Salsa" Man.
Proceeded in death by his parents, H. Craige DeMoss, Sr. and Agnes Kerr DeMoss of Nashville, TN. He is survived by his wife Mimi DeMoss of Spring Hill, TN, his two sons, Toby DeMoss (Lucinda Kerley) of Colorado and Brian DeMoss (Lisa) of Franklin, TN. Also he is survived by his brother Tom DeMoss (Paula) of South Carolina, and sister Priscilla DeMoss. He has two grandsons, Taylor Coyne and Beckett DeMoss.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Grace Episcopal Church or CHA Foundation c/o Hospice Compassus.
Funeral service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, Spring Hill, TN on Saturday, December 13th at 1:00 p.m. with military honors. Honorary Pallbearers: Steve Bolin, Mack Garvin, Peter Miller, David Price. Visitation will be held 4-8pm Friday at SPRING HILL MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME 931-486-0059 www.springhill-memorial.com
Friday, December 12th, 2014 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 1:00pm, Grace Episcopal Church