Hale Moss, President of the Wilson County Fair, and owner of Moss’ Florist in Mt. Juliet has died.
Gwen Scott, coordinator of Fiddler’s Grove Historic Village, released a statement on Monday night.
“It is with grief and total shock that we have learned of the death of Hale Moss, President of the Wilson County Fair, owner of Moss Florist in Mt. Juliet. We don’t have many details except he was at a county commission meeting when this happened. They tried to revive him but were unable to. More details will come out tomorrow. Please be with his family, friends, and Wilson County fair family as we cope with his passing.”
He was well known in the community and was the President of the Wilson County Fair for the last 36 years. “He believed in showcasing the talents of Wilson County and putting a smile on people’s faces,” said longtime friend, Randall Clemons, “he will be sadly missed in our community.”
Moss and his family operated Moss’ Florist for nearly 40 years, before selling the property to new owners last year. The facility is now home to the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary.
“He was a wonderful human being as well as a public servant to the community,” said Kenny Martin, City Manager, “it’s a big loss for all of Wilson County, not just Mt. Juliet, he will be sadly missed.”
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 24, at the Wilson County Expo Center at 3 p.m. Visitation is on Sunday, April 23, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel and on Monday, April 24, from noon – 3 p.m. at the Wilson Co. Expo Center at 945 E. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon. Interment will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.