Ruben O. Goss, 89, of Conway, departed this world on March 27, 2014, for a better place we all hope for. He was born on Sept. 28, 1924. in Mount Vernon, Ark., to the late Alvin and Francis Strickland Goss.
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Ruben joined the United Sates Army in 1943, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict; he discharged as a Master Sergeant in 1953. He worked for the Conway Police Department from 1957 to 1977, serving as Police Chief for nine of those years, and then as county clerk from 1979 to 1989. Ruben was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ of fifty nine years where he served as a deacon and elder for 17 years, the American Legion, Arkansas Municipal Police Association and the V.F.W. His favorite hobby of all was spending time fishing, followed by gardening, spending time with his friends, and enjoying life. Ruben's great loves in life were his family, church, military, and law enforcement.
He is survived by his sons; Richard Goss (Gloria) of North Little Rock, Bobby Goss of Conway; daughter; Terri L. Bartley (Karl) of Conway; granddaughter, Lori Beth Heslep (Clay) of Vilonia; grandson, Jeremy Clint Bartley of Conway; two great-grandsons, Hunter Andrew Heslep and Tyler W. Heslep of Vilonia; numerous nieces, nephews, church family members, and loving friends. Ruben was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary L. Goss of 69 years; one son, Randy Goss; one sister, Irene Walls; and two brothers, Charlie and W.T. ""Bill"" Goss.
A funeral service will be held in his honor on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, with burial to follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Ted Knight and Jonathan House will be officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Martin, Dusty Mathis, Chris Mathis, Shane Wells, Todd Edwards, and Danny Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers will be the guys from Julie's Sweet Shoppe and Ed's Bakery.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday evening.
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Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Mar. 28 to Apr. 4, 2014