Eddie William Gochenour, after an intense battle with cancer, slipped peacefully into the arms of our Father on the morning of Friday, July 19, 2013.
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He is predeceased by his parents, Bessie Whitzel Gochenour and Carl Melvin Gochenour of Woodstock; and one stepson, Tikieî Sexton.
Surviving, of the home, is Violet Delight Gochenour; and son Eddie West Gochenour and wife, Barbara of Greenville, NC; a stepdaughter, Alexis K. Adams of Piedmont, SC; stepsons, Allen Sexton of Sutherlin, VA, Wayne Sexton and wife, Tammy of Travelers Rest, SC and Lloyd "Stormy" Sexton of Piedmont, SC; a brother, Loy Gochenour and wife, Judy, of Woodstock, VA; a sister, Doris Stokes and husband, John of Baltimore, MD; and a sister- in-law, Dee Dee Duncan of Ridgeway, VA.
In addition, he is survived by four grandchildren, Jason Mansco, Kevin Sexton and wife, Krystal, Tonia Brumfield, and Tony Sexton; three great-grandchildren, Madison Sexton, and Avery and Gabriel Brumfield; and one great-great granddaughter, Arieanna Kelli Ann Sexton.
Eddie attended Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church of Danville. He was retired as an engineer from Intertape in 2010.
He was also retired from the U.S. Army serving for over 20 years and was a Vietnam Veteran. He also served as a previous Commander of the Danville American Legion.
A funeral service with full military honors will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Norris Funeral Services, Mt. Hermon Chapel, Danville, VA with Rev. Freddie Vicks officiating. Interment will take place at Valley Pike Church of the Brethren, Maurertown, VA on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services, Mt. Hermon Chapel, Danville, and at other times at the residence, 155 Nelson Ave. Danville.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. April Salama, Dr. Kilpatrick, and Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice Care for their kind and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Danville Cancer Association, 2323 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24540 or the
Eddie was a son, brother, husband, father and friend to many and will be missed by all.
Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, Danville is serving the family.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on July 20, 2013