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Master Sergeant Freddie Daws Mos, United States Army, Retired

October 1, 1930 - November 16, 2021

U.S. Veteran

November 22, 2021

Funeral service for Master Sergeant Freddie Daws Mos, United States Army, Retired, 91 of Sallisaw, Oklahoma will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 22, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. A graveside service will follow at Bokoshe Cemetery in Bokoshe, Oklahoma, under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

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Funeral service for Master Sergeant Freddie Daws Mos, United States Army, Retired, 91 of Sallisaw, Oklahoma will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 22, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. A graveside service will follow at Bokoshe Cemetery in Bokoshe, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

Freddie Daws Mos was born at home in Bokoshe, Oklahoma on the 1st of October 1930. He attended Bokoshe Public Schools graduating in 1949. He spent six months working at a tool and die company in Kansas City, MO before joining the Army.

Honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant, Freddie Mos served with distinction in the Korean War and three tours in the Vietnam War. A combat engineer and a paratrooper, Mos was assigned to the 2nd Division of the 101st Airborne known as the Screaming Eagles. During that time he was awarded two Bronze Stars, The Army Commendation Medal, and The Air Medal all for courageous and meritorious service against hostile forces. Later in his career, Mos returned to South Korea as an attachment to the Republic of Korea 2nd Army where he did facility and equipment evaluations and liaised for the US Army. He attained the honor of Jump Master and finished out his career as jump instructor at Ft. Bragg NC. When asked how many jumps Mos made in his career he was quick to say, “I stopped counting at 700.”

As proud of his military service as Mos was, he held it his greatest honor to serve at various churches on his life’s journey. After serving on the administration board for Rye Hill UMC for 15 years, Mos moved to Sallisaw to marry his childhood sweetheart, Mary Sue Sprouse. After moving to Sallisaw, he served at the Sallisaw First UMC in many ways, including the board of trustees. In all things he did, Mos’ faith was foundational.

On October 29 2005, Freddie Mos married Mary Sue Sprouse. The pair first met on the school bus when Mos was a junior in high school and the then Mary Sue Carter was a freshman. 55 years later, both single, they met again at a school reunion. The meeting kindled a spark in Mos’s heart and he returned to the next reunion to find Mary Sue was not in attendance. He got her number and took a few weeks to work up the courage to call her. The Lord blessed both with a renewed relationship that stuck. They enjoyed 16 years of a wonderful and blessed relationship! Having no children of his own, Mos often cited the miracle of getting a son, a daughter, several grandchildren, and eventually great grandchildren as part of Mary Sue’s “dowry” as it were.

MSgt Freddie Daws Mos, USA, Retired finished his final battle at home on the 16th of November 2021.

Survivors are:

Wife, Mary Sue Sprouse Mos;

Step Son and Daughter In-law, Dennis and Debbie Sprouse;

Step Daughter, Karen Land;

Five Step Grandchildren and In-laws, Abby Sprouse, Daniel Sprouse, John and Crystal Land, Suzi and Josh Gregory, and Matt and Kara Land;

Two Great Grandchildren, Gwendolyn Land and Ellie Kay Land;

One sister, Wilma Jo (Mos) Conley, and several nieces;

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Oma Mos; his brothers Darvil Mos, Alton Mos, Claude Mos Jr, Herman Mos, and Eddie Mos and his sister Velma Dean (Mos) Statton.

Viewing will be 2 pm – 8 pm Sunday November 21 at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw. The family will be present for greeting from 2 pm – 4 pm.