Let the memory of Wallace be with us forever
  • 67 years old
  • Born on May 11, 1950 .
  • Passed away on April 29, 2018 .

Wallace Edward Gooch, 67, a lifetime resident of Stem passed away Sunday, April 29, 2017 at his home.

A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late Robert Edward Gooch and Mattie Frances Royster Gooch. He was a member of Stem United Methodist Church and was owner-operator of Gooch Flooring Company in Stem for over forty years.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Leon Pernell. Burial will be in South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem.

He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Jean McFarland Gooch of the home; two daughters, Angela Gooch Claiborne (Bryan), Kelly G. Gooch (Jay) both of Stem; a brother, Bobby Gooch (Angela) of Butner; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Gooch, Drew Claiborne, Jacob Gooch and Caleb Gooch.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening May 1, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Flowers are kindly accepted or memorials may be made to Amedisys Foundation, 3320 US 1 Highway, Suite B, Franklinton, N.C. 27525.


Posted by Ricky Alford on 1st May 2018
So sorry for this Dear Family to have to suffer the loss of a Dear loved one.My Families heart goes out to each one of you. Wallace will not be forgotten and we will keep everyone of you in our Prayers. My last words to Wallace was i will see you again. His to me was ok i will see you again one day.We love you all. Ricky & Jackie
Posted by Leon Pernell on 1st May 2018
Jean, Angie, Kelly and family I know that the memories of the life Wallace shared with you are painful and hard to bear. But, I encourage you to hold on to them because the time will come that they will be a part of your life's greatest treasures. And at sometime in the future, on a quiet evening looking at a beautiful sunset you will turn again to those memories and be able to smile as you rejoice in the memory of the life you shared with Wallace. Florence and I will always treasure the four years that we had to share with you and him when we lived in Stem. (1979-1983) Grace and Peace, Leon and Florence
Posted by Carolyn Vickers on 1st May 2018
May memories of Wallace and the love of family surround you and give you strength. Thinking of all of you, and wishing you peace and comfort.
Posted by Gloria Cooper on 1st May 2018
Jean...Even in times like this when hearts are heavy, God is still a Good God. Weeping may Endure for a night, but there will be Joy in the Morning. God is Still In Control. Love Always, Gloria
Posted by Melissa Gregory on 1st May 2018
Now, the angels rejoice as a good soul has finally made its way home! Today we remember not only the man who died, but also, he who led an honorable life. In our hearts are the memories of your husband and father. We may never fathom how difficult the loss is for you, please be assured that you are in our thoughts, and his soul in our prayers. It was an honor and a privilege to have known such a great man and I will truly miss him!.
Posted by Linda Self on 1st May 2018
Went school with Wallace. Back in school he was a nice guy. Prayers go out to his family.
Posted by Michael Turner on 1st May 2018
Jean, Angie and Kelly I had the pleasure of serving with Wallace in the North Carolina National Guard back in the 1970's and 80's at the 730th Maintenance Battalion in Butner. He was a very good soldier and served his Country proudly. He spoke often of the love he had for you all, and family time together. We also served together in the Lord Granville Agriculture Heritage Association (Granville County Tractor Club) of which he was a 2006 charter member. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. Command Sergeant Major Michael Turner
Posted by Deborah Stallings on 30th April 2018
Jean, Angie and Kelly I am heartbroken to hear about the passing of Wallace. Jean I will never forget all those years ago on that bitter cold Christmas Eve when Wallace helped me to get into my home. Deena was just a toddler. I stepped outside the door to get something and it slammed shut and locked. I was so scared and you and Wallace did not hesitate for one second to help me. I send you all my love and prayers for peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
Posted by Gene Bullock on 30th April 2018
Knew Wallace since first grade. We graduated from high school in 86 he was a good man

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