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Earl Gossett

June 7, 1937 - April 24, 2014

Hendersonville, NC

Earl Gilbert Gossett, 76 of Hendersonville, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Brian Center following a lengthy illness.

A native of Gaston, AL, he was the son of the late Arthur Gossett & Rosa Deerman Gossett. He is also preceded in death by a half brother, Pete Sims.

Earl retired from Cranston Print Works after 35 years of service. He also attended Mud Creek Baptist Church and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Earl enjoyed fishing, flea marketing, racing, and playing and watching baseball.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lorena Levi Gossett; a daughter, Lisa Gossett and her husband Clint of Hendersonville; four sons, Ronnie Gossett of Hendersonville, Larry Gossett and his wife Michelle of Arden, Tony Gossett of Flat Rock, and Donny Gossett and his wife Tracy of Hendersonville; eight grandchildren, Sabrina, Faith, Dewayne, Jeremy, Grant, Ashley, Jessie, and Noah Gossett; and two brothers, Grady Gossett of Flint, MI and Curtis Gossett and his wife Lillian of Fort Austin, MI.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Shepherd Memorial Park. Dr. Greg Mathis will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Alzheimerís Association, 31 College Place, Asheville, NC 28801.

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