GRAHAM - Mr. Ray Allen Gossage, 88, of Graham, died at the Hospice Home on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
A native of Loudon County, Tenn., he was the husband of Peggy A. Gossage, who survives and the late Pearl Dean Gossage and the son of John Blaine Gossage and Beulah Baker Gossage, both deceased. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during World War II
on the USS Lowry.
He retired from Southern Bell and was a member of the Pioneers. Ray was a volunteer with Hospice and Meals on Wheels of Alamance County for many years. He was a member of Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Meadow Creek Ruritan Club.
In addition to his wife Peggy, survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Gossage Bowling and husband Robert of Graham and Linda Gossage Lee and husband Steve of Graham; five grandchildren, Windy Young, Jesse Lee and wife Angela, Allen Smith and wife Cyne', Andy Lee, and Robbie Bowling and wife Rhonda; six great-grandchildren, Connor, Alexis, Jesse, Addie, Blakely and Russia; and brother, Wayne Gossage of St. Louis, Mo.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorene "Neenie" Gossage Vaughn and Ruby Gossage Way and two brothers, Coy Gossage and Bert Gossage.
The funeral service will be conducted at Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. John Woodard. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Other times they will be at the residence of the daughter, Rebecca Bowling.
Memorials may be made to Meadow Creek Ruritan Club, c/o Jerry Auman, 104 East Pine Street, Graham, NC 27253; or, to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.