MSgt Robert Gooch Air (Ret) Force
1928 - 2021
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MSgt Robert Gooch, AIR FORCE (Ret)

Clarksville - A Celebration of Life service for MSgt Robert Elmer Gooch, Air Force (Ret), age 92 of Clarksville, was held Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Sykes Funeral Home. Burial followed at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West. The family received friends on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and again on Thursday from 11:00AM until the time of service. A Masonic service was held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday night following visitation. Robert passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Tennova Healthcare. He was born on November 29, 1928 in Oakville, KY to Thomas and Pauline Gooch. Robert was retired from the United States Air Force and was a WWII veteran. He later retired from Civil Service where he received the Department of Army Commander's Award for Civilian Service. Robert was a 33rd degree Grand High Priest Royal Arch Mason of Masonic Lodge #89 in Clarksville and involved in the Clarksville Scottish Rite Club. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, loved his dog Brownie and cheering on the Tennessee Titans.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Eugene Gooch and Ralph Gooch. Robert is survived by his wife of 70 years, Wanda Gooch; children: Thomas (Sherry) Gooch, Donna (Brian) Folk, and Gail (John) Donahue; sisters, DAnn Preske and Maryellen Bentley; and grandchildren: Angela Gooch, Heather Gooch, and Daniel Hosse.

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Published in The Leaf Chronicle from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2021.
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