William Thomas Barham Moss, age 52, of Houston, TX died Sunday, October 10, 2021, in Houston. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 14, at Young's Funeral Home, 609 E. E. Wallace Blvd. in Ferriday from 5-7 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 15, at the Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery in Oak Ridge, LA at 11:00. Friends and family are invited to meet before and after the service at the Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Barham was born on November 22, 1968, in Ferriday, LA. He was Valedictorian of the Class of 1986 at Huntington High School, and his classmates have always held a special place in his heart. He was a graduate of LSU receiving a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Barham was active in Sigma Chi fraternity and loved LSU! He was awarded his commission via ROTC and upon graduation entered the Army as a Second Lieutenant. He was stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA for four years where he achieved the rank of Captain. Upon his discharge from the Army, Barham continued his education at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL receiving his Master's degree in Engineering/Industrial Management. Barham worked in the Oil and Gas Sector for over 25 years, retiring as CEO of PSS Industry Group. Barham enjoyed following his son Coleman's progress in youth sports of all kinds. He loved coaching and the many hours with the "Sports Dads" in Houston. Barham's greatest joy was golfing, fishing, and spending time with his best friend, Coleman. He is survived by his son, Coleman Barham Moss of Houston; mother, Terrell Barham Moss of Natchez; fathers, William Pollard Coleman of Ferriday and Benjamin Lawrence Moss, III of Baton Rouge; sister, Millicent Graning and husband, Chick, of Natchez; brother, Ben Moss and wife, Stacy, of Carmel, IN; stepdaughter, Haleigh Haynes; nephews, Benjamin Moss and Rogers Moss; nieces, Amelia Huseman and Kate Orso and husband, Eric, and great nephew, Clarke Orso. He was preceded in death by his brother, Elliot D'Evereux Coleman, IV; his paternal grandparents, Dr. Louie Pollard Coleman and wife, Lola Clarke Coleman; maternal grandparents, William Thomas Barham and Mary Brodnax Barham. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Brakenridge, Chuck Tucker, Jake Webber, Casey Young, Jamie Lancaster, Walker Head, Dan Barr, Tom Allen, Bob Barton, Bill Sellis, Jon Brittenum, Paul Margraves, Dr. John Haynes, Neal Johnson, and Ian Gusky. The family would like to extend their gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to Paul Margraves and Allen Tseng for all of their support and assistance and a special thank you to all of Barham's wonderful friends and neighbors in Houston.
Published by The Advocate from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2021.