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John Thomas Gossett, 69, a man of ‘great integrity and love’ and an exceptional cook

John Thomas Gossett
John Thomas Gossett

John Thomas Gossett, 69, of Leland, passed away on January 25, 2016 after a long hard-fought battle with Amyloidosis.

John was born on Sept. 27, 1946 in Stokes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Naomi Gossett and survived by his wife, Carol Gossett of 40 years; their children, Kelly Hartings (Nick) and Amy Elder (Ryan); cherished grandchildren Emma and Leah Hartings; brothers Allen Gossett, Jr. (Buddy), Bobby Gossett, Ray Gossett and Ronnie Gossett; and sisters, Margaret Lindsay and Faye Marty.

John served honorably in the Air Force. Early in his career he worked for Piedmont Airlines and US Airways and later retired from Northmont City School District in Englewood, Ohio in 2011.

In 2013, John and his wife, Carol, moved back “home” to North Carolina.  John’s favorite outdoor activities were golfing, fishing and gardening. He was also an exceptional cook and enjoyed cooking for his friends and family.

John was a husband, father and grandfather of great integrity and love.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 at Andrews Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation in John’s name.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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