James A. Mohs,76, died peacefully on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
Jim was born in Everett, Washington, the only son of Herbert and Alice (Johnson) Mohs. He received his bachelor's degree at The University of Minnesota and master's degree at Georgia State University.
In 1974, he married Dot Forrester of Decatur, Georgia. They have two children. He retired as a pilot from Federal Express after more than 20 years. Jim was a United States Marine who flew F4 Phantom fighter jets in the Vietnam War. As a Marine Corps pilot and a competitive rower, he had tamed both air and water with his sheer determination and skill. Jim was a conservationist and a staunch political conservative. He was a great provider who dedicated his life to protecting his country and his family. A lover of animals, he spent his retirement raising puppies for people with disabilities.
In addition to his wife Dot; Jim leaves behind his son Ryan Mohs (Melissa) of Richmond, VA; daughter Lindsay Perry (Mike) of Savannah, GA; his granddaughters, Mia and Hartley Perry of Savannah; and several nephews (Ettel).
He will be laid to rest at Beaufort National Cemetery on Friday, December 4 at a Private family graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you consider a donation in Jim's memory to Palmetto Animal League, 56 Riverwalk Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936.
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.
Jim was a very good man , it was a pleasure to know him .
- Perry, Rochester , Ma
Dot, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to God’s unchanging hands and He will order your steps. Love, Annie
- Annie E Brown, Atlanta, Georgia
Dot, Lindsey and Mike, we have y’all I’m our thoughts and prayers and Jim will be greatly missed! He was such a wonderful person!
- Jon & Susan Burnett, Savannah, Georgia
Sending our love & prayers. Jim was always so welcoming and entertaining; such a mild-mannered man with a great, big heart. He will be greatly missed. Love you all.
- Sara Demarest, Colorado Springs, Co
We were sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
- The O’Connor family, Smyrna , GA
We are so very sorry. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.
- Kim and Skip Perry , Dartmouth , Ma
Dot, you and your children are in my prayers. Jim was a good man and Dave and I enjoyed our times with you both. My love goes to you!
- Sandi Postle, Savannah, 10
I always respected Mr. Mohs. He was an incredible man, incredibly smart and I loved his sense of humor. Praying for the whole Mohs family.
- Kendra Odom, Kennesaw , GA
Dot, Lindsey and Ryan We are very sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. We will hold in our hearts great memories of Jim and your family. We will be praying that God gives you strength and peace during this difficult time. Love Chris Peggy Chandler and Michael Ettel
- Chris and Peggy Ettel, Virginia Beach , Va
Dot, Ryan, and Lindsay I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Jim's passing. Dot you a great comfort to my mother, Jim's only sibling, when our Father died in the Fall of 1974. Jim was a tremendous help with Mom's finances to allow us to going on with our lives in a more comfortable way. Love, Jon
- JON ETTEL, VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia
DOT, I AM TRULY SORRY YOU LOST YOUR HUSBAND. I RETIRED FROM FEDEX AFTER 24 YEARS AND KNEW HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE INCLUDING QUITE A FEW PILOTS. MY MEMORY FOR NAMES IS LOUSY BUT ITS POSSIBLE I KNEW HIM. GARY GUMMERSALL DRUID HILLS HS CLASS OF 1963
- Gary Gummersall, Whiteville, TN
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel