Gustav E. Gauss Jr.

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Gustav Edward Gauss, Jr.

March 10, 1932 ~ July 7, 2014


Gustav Edward Gauss, Jr., 82, of Wilson, died Monday, July 7, 2014.

Funeral, Thursday, 11:00 AM, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church followed by a reception. The visitation will be at Wilson Memorial Service, Wednesday, 6 - 7:30 PM.

Eddie was a graduate of Staunton Military Academy where he played tennis and basketball and was part of the Drum and Bugle Corps. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1954 with a BS in business and was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and the United States Air Force ROTC. He served as a Lieutenant in the US Air Force as a procurement officer from 1954 to 1957. He was a sales manager for Litton Industries from 1957 to 1959 and then joined his father at the G.E. Gauss Company until retirement in 1995. He was the founder of Office Services Unlimited and co-founder of Action Temporaries. Eddie was involved in many community organizations and boards in Wilson County, serving two terms on the Wilson City Council and on boards in Carteret County. He was a former member of the Wilson Jaycees and co-chairman of the Wilson County Heart Association, member of the Elks Club and a Paul Harris Fellow in the Rotary Club. He served as Senior and Junior Warden at St Timothy's Episcopal Church for multiple terms. He served as a Boy Scout Leader at St Timothy's.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Vera Euler Gauss and Gustav Edward Gauss, Sr. and his son, John Christopher Gauss.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Gwatney Gauss; sons, Gustav Edward Gauss, III (Kim) and Harry Dean Gauss (Liza); daughter-in-law, Kay Gauss; daughters, Beth Rose Caudle, Amy Rose Morris and Mary Margaret Rose Radford (Daryl); step-son, Bert Rose (Ramona); grandchildren, Megan Hill, Robert Gauss (Nancy), Anna Marshall Gauss Wilson (Charles), Mary Riddick Gauss Stallworth (William), Anna Wooten Gauss, Johanna Gauss, Jack Gauss, Mary Glenn Rose Dinger (Brandon), Ali Pearson, Caroline Rose, Vance Morris and Thomas and Joseph Radford; great-grandchildren, Maysie and George Hill and Cannon, Grayson and Raleigh Dinger; aunt and uncle, Betty and David Carruth and cousins, Steven Carruth and Sharon Filmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, PO Box 1527, Wilson, NC 27894.

Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Dr, N, Wilson, (252) 237-7171.

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Wilson Memorial Service
2811 Fieldstream Dr. N Wilson, NC 27896
(252) 237-7171
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Published in The News & Observer on July 9, 2014
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