- 80 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 1, 1932
- Date of passing: Apr 2, 2013
|Let the memory of Harold be with us forever|
Harold Winston Gooch, 80, of Franklinton passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at his home. He was born in Granville County on November 1, 1932, the son of the late Edgar Newton Gooch and Lorine Henley Gooch. He graduated from Wilton High School in 1951, where he played baseball. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church where he served as deacon for many years.
Mr. Gooch was the owner and operator of Gooch’s Grocery for over 40 years and was always willing to help a neighbor or community member in need. He enjoyed rabbit hunting and was an avid baseball fan. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. In his later years, his greatest passion was watching his grandchildren play ball. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Christian Church by Rev. Don Owen. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Gooch is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lucille Mitchell Gooch of the home, a daughter Gail Gooch Bullock and her husband Allen; a son, Eddie Harold Gooch and his wife Dawn; four grandchildren, Jared Bullock, Joshua Bullock, Justin Bullock and Rusty Gooch; two sisters, Dorothy Gooch Pruitt and her husband Leonard; Sue Gooch Bunn; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Wayne Gooch and a brother, Robert Earl Gooch.
Omission of flowers requested and memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Christian Church, c/o Claire Parham, Treasurer, 5536 Antioch Road, Oxford, North Carolina 27565; American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004; Hock Family Pavilion, 4023 North Roxboro Street, Durham, North Carolina 27704.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at his home.
"Very sad Mr. Gooch is no longer with us. Gooch's store was were I let my son by his first ice cream all by himself. We even found a paper my son had written for school about Mr. Gooch and his store. Country life and the city life. How at Gooch's you could buy a coke, salt lick and a pitch fork. If you went to a Raleigh store corner store you will find a drug store. Rest easy Mr. Gooch"
"Mr. Gooch will be missed very much! Praying for the Family."
"Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Harold's gentle soul will be deeply missed. My family is praying for yours and I know Harold is looking down on us all.
Bill & Darlene Ayscue"
"Mr Gooch will be dearly missed. Thinking of the family and everyone in our community in this time of sorrow.
The Williams Family
Christy, John, Elena and Bubby"
"Mr. Gooch will be missed dearly! He was the nicest man!! Always so helpful. My husband, daughter and myself will miss seeing him in the store!!- Blondie"
"Gail, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss and I am praying for you and your family. I never met your father, but I've known you for along time and I know that you are a strong person. I also know you loved him very much. You (and your family) are a tribute to your Dad! I also believe he's in a better place - maybe he's visiting with my Daddy up in heaven :-) Love ya, Kim B."
"We will miss you so much you were such a wonderful man. Our prayers will be with the family."
"Harold was a person that cared about his family,friends and community.When you had a need he was willing to do what he could to help. My prayer for the family is that God will give you strength , peace and understanding today and the days ahead."
"Mr. Gooch was a kind and selfless soul. He was always smiling even when you could tell he wasn't feeling well, he never complained. He always looked forward to the Christmas goodies I sent every year. I will miss him greatly.
May God bless his family and hold them close in their time of need."
"From the day I moved to Granville County in 1987 Mr. Gooch has always been kind, helpful, and generous to many. I loved seeing his smiling face when i went into his store. The community will miss him, but will always love him and his family for their help to all. May he rest in peace."
"Harold has been a person who was always the same. He never spoke an unkind word that I heard. He always wanted to please. He has always given extraordinary support and care to his family. He will forever be a part of our family fabric."
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