John Goss Jr.

May 2, 2014 

John E. Goss Jr.

Aug. 5, 1949 - April 26, 2014

John E. Goss Jr., 64, of Harrisonville, was born Aug. 5, 1949, in Ava, the son of John E. and Anna Marie (Blakey) Goss Sr. He died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville.

He resided in Ava until the family moved to Harrisonville in 1964. John graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1967. On Oct. 12, 1968, John was united in marriage to Kathleen Kay King in Harrisonville.

John was employed for 30 years in the paint department at General Motors, Fairfax plant, in Kansas until his retirement in July 2006. He was a loyal member of the Local UAW No. 31. John joined the Missouri National Guard in 1969 and was honored to stand guard at the lying in state of President Harry S. Truman. He was an avid fisherman, gardener and sports fan. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. John loved spending time with his grandchildren and cheering them on at their sporting events. He also enjoyed spending time at his lake house having fish fries, barbecues, and spending time with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

John is survived by his wife Kathleen K. Goss, of the home; two sons, Jeffrey S. Goss and wife Stephanie, Harrisonville, and Steven A. Goss and wife Tiffany, Raymore; six grandchildren, Baylee, Jarett, Peyton, Jacob, Lucas and Ryan; his father, John E. Goss Sr., Ava; a brother, Jim Goss, Harrisonville; three sisters, Rebecca Davis, Paola, Kan., Brenda Sweitzer and Linda Hetherington both of Harrisonville; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were April 30 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of his mother.

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Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

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