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James T. GOSS

1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James T. GOSS Obituary

James T. Goss

SPRINGFIELD – James T. Goss, 85, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at St. John's Hospice.

He was born Oct. 2, 1928, to Nathaniel and Gertha (Wilson) Goss. He married Hilda Lucas in 1948 in Washington D.C.

Jim was a Supervisor of Special Agents for the FBI retiring in 1980 after 35 years of service in the New York and Springfield field offices. He was a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Press Club, Elks #158 and Christ Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda; daughter, Terry (George) Murphy of Springfield; sons, Robin (Andrea) Goss of Mundelein and Douglas Goss of Springfield; five grandchildren: Christopher (Shawnelle) Murphy, Ryan (Jamie) Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Jennifer Goss and Jeremy Goss; several great-grandchildren; brother, P.D. Goss of Charlotte, N.C.; many nieces and nephews; and close family friend, Eric Huber.

He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Goss.

Visitation: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home.

Private family burial will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Christ Episcopal Church or Mill Creek Alzheimer's Center.

Published in The State Journal-Register from July 4 to July 6, 2014
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