Franklin Dean Goss

James HowellStaff

February 20, 2013

Franklin Dean Goss, a kind and loving son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend went to join God Friday the 15th of February, 2013. He was 52.

Frank was born in Westchester, Pa., Nov. 15, 1960.

Frank grew up in Ashe County and graduated from Ashe Central High School.

Frank joined the U.S. Navy in 1979 and graduated from the Naval Air Base in Jacksonville, Fla. Frank was stationed in Lemoore, Calif. Frank served aboard the U.S.S. Independence on the Mediterranean Sea as Aviation Machinist Mate and Plane Captain. He received the Service Ribbon Second Mate of 1983 and was E-3 when honorably discharged in 1984.

Frank attended Johnson City Bible College, Johnson City, Tenn. Frank was a humorist, avid historian and sports fan, a published writer and poet. We will miss his humor, smile, and words of wisdom when we needed grounding. Heaven gained a great soul.

Frank is survived by his father Donald Dean Goss and his wife Rose Linda of Jefferson; mother Bobbie Sue Harmon of High Point; brothers, Jeffery Eugene Goss, his wife Karen of Asheville and Tracy Hunter Goss, his wife Michele of Rolesville; sisters, Cindy Lynn Goss Day, her husband Gregory Scott Day, of Fleetwood and Kimberly Jane Goss of Miami, Fla.; three nieces, Hannah Elizabeth Perez Goss and Victoria Rose Perez Goss of Asheville and Alexandria Michele Thomason of Rolesville; and nephews, Harrison Luke Goss and Hunter Lee Goss of Rolesville.

Funeral services will be held at Badger Funeral Home, 300 N. Main St., West Jefferson at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home’s Chapel beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Pond Mountain Cemetery, Little Windfall Road, Lansing, with military rites.

Flowers appreciated, or donations to Pond Mountain Cemetery.

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Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.