5345 South Street | Vermilion, OH 44089
Obituary of James H. Gossett Jr.
James Harley Gossett Jr., 87 of Vermilion, died Friday, September 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 2, 1931 in Memphis, TN and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years moving from Amherst and England where he was last stationed.
James was a Korean War veteran of the US Air Force serving over 11 years, from 1949-1960 stationed in Japan, California, Virginia, and England, he worked in radar, and flight planning.
After his military service he worked for Ford Motor Co. 37 years retiring in 1998.
He especially enjoyed moto-cross racing while stationed in England, and after returning to the US became semi-pro. He had a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and mostly spending time with his beloved wife, and family.
He knew his greatest accomplishment was becoming one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in April 1974, and shared his faith with others of God’s Kingdom promises, of paradise conditions on earth soon.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Linda “Ann" (nee Hughes) Gossett; son John (Silvia) Gossett; daughters, Kathy (Ted) Cooke and Jeanne; all of Vermilion; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Evelyn (nee Stephenson) Gossett, and his step sister, Sandy Perry; and his sons Charles Michael Gossett and Jim Gossett.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 2 pm until the time of the Memorial service at 4 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 6001 State Rte. 60 Wakeman/Birmingham, OH.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com
5345 South Street
Vermilion, OH 44089
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