James Robert Gouge
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MANSFIELD: James Robert Gouge, 77, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Hospice of North Central Ohio.
Born April 17, 2013 in Mansfield, he was the son of Warren Robert and Rose Belle (Nave) Gouge.
James was a 1955 Mansfield Senior High Graduate where he was an All-Ohioan football player, earning him a scholarship to Louisiana State University to play football. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957-1963 and retired from General Motors after 44 years. James was also a member of the Amvets, VFW, and the Elks. A natural caregiver, he enjoyed taking care of his wife and grandkids.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Connie (Nelson) Gouge of Mansfield; son, Mike (Kelly) Gouge of Mansfield; and grandchildren, Nicole Lopez, Courtney Gouge, and Katelyn Gouge.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim, and five brothers.
The family would like to express and sincere thanks to the many friends and family for their support through James' sickness as well as Hospice of North Central Ohio's wonderful care.
Family and friends are invited to gather at James' home, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of James Gouge.
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Published in the News Journal on July 28, 2013