BOONE-Former North Carolina State Senator Steve Goss died Monday evening following a brief battle with cancer.
That news comes from Goss family members. He was 65.
An ordained Southern Baptist minister, Goss served the people of Alexander, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties for two terms, 2007-2010, as a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate.
He was ultimately defeated by Republican Dan Soucek in 2010.
He was a teacher and varsity football coach for years at Northwest Ashe High School, in addition to pastoring churches in Ashe, Watauga, Duplin and Montgomery Counties in North Carolina, as well as Martinsville, VA. He was also a missionary who served in Tokyo, Japan, in the 1980s.
“After my mom and dad divorced when I was a kid and we came back to Ashe County, Steve and the rest of my uncles practically raised me,” Jefferson Post Publisher Rex Goss said. “He was a great man.”
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Jefferson Post will update the story with further details as they become available.
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