Jerry Gooch 1940-2019


Funeral service for Jerry Gooch was held on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. with the Pentecostals of Lindale, Bros. Bryan Tomplait and Robert Remedies officiating. The family received friends at 3 p.m. at the church. Interment followed at the Hawkins Cemetery.

Jerry Gooch was born on Oct. 27, 1940 to Roy and Clessie (Tilley) Gooch in Guthrie, Okla. He will be remembered as a beloved husband to Barbara Green Gooch of Quitman. He was a beloved member of the Pentecostals of Lindale.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Clessie Gooch, and his first wife and mother of his son, Joy Gooch, as well as a host of aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Barbara Gooch of Quitman; his son, Donny Gooch of Mineola; daughters, Crystal Edmiston, Terry Spiers and husband Joe, and adopted daughter Terry Rodgers and children; sister, Judy Gooch Leroy and her husband Bruce and their children; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; in spirit his best friend Fred Sledge; and his entire church family.