GOSSER, VERLON, 87, passed away on June 14, 2013 at the Norton Hosparus Inpatient Unit.
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He was the owner and operator of Allpest Chemical Company, operating in four Kentucky cities. He loved his country and community, demonstrated by his active involvement: he served in the 2nd Marine Division, World War II, Asiatic Theater, he was a past Potentate of Kosair Shrine Temple, a member of the Provost unit, a former board member of Kosair Charities, charter member, Paul Harris fellow, past president of South Louisville Rotary Club, charter member and past president of the Sertoma Club, a member of Louisville #400 Masonic Lodge, Valley of Louisville Scottish Rite (33 degree), charter member and past president of the Kentucky Pest Control Association, volunteer Jefferson County Sherriff's Department, Selective Service Draft Board and past president of the Cloverleaf Neighborhood Association and a member of Cloverleaf Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Bessie Gosser; brothers, Oscar, Clyde, Everett and Billy Gosser; and sisters, Lulabelle Jones and Janice Sheffield.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Margaret (Smith) Gosser; his brother, Howard Gosser, his daughters, Glenda and Judy (Scott) and twin sons, Johnny (Denise) and Donnie (Kathy). He had 10 grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Patrick, Sarah, Joey, Shaun, Amanda, Daniel, Thomas and Lillee; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at noon at Cloverleaf Baptist Church, 4401 Manslick Road with burial in Bethany Cemetery. Visitation will be at The Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy. , Monday, from noon- 8 p.m. and Tuesday after 10 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Kosair Charities.
The Gosser family would like to thank Hosparus and Treyton Oak Towers for all the support and care. Online condolences: www.owenfuneralhome.com
Owen Funeral Home
5317 Dixie Highway Louisville, KY 40216
Published in The Courier-Journal on June 16, 2013