May 10, 1993 ~ October 12, 2021

Born in: Savannah, Georgia
Resided in: Dawsonville, Georgia

Benjamin Thomas Gossett died unexpectedly on October 12th in Dawsonville, Georgia. He was born in Savannah, Georgia on May 10, 1993 and grew up on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Darrell and Valerie Gossett (Ellijay, GA), his mother and stepfather, Rhonda and Harlan Hambright (St. Simons Island, GA), brother Joe Gossett (Brunswick, GA) and stepbrother, Hank Hambright (Athens, GA), his grandmother Emily Helton (Loganville, GA), Aunts and Uncles Jill and Greg Brock (Dawsonville, GA), Vickie and Bennie Adams (Carrollton, GA), Tim and Lilia Helton (Lawrenceville, GA), Andy Helton (Loganville, GA), Holly Hambright, Kyle and Phil Cook, Peg Hambright and Scott Carpenter (Knoxville, TN), friend and former wife Tori Edwards (Brunswick, GA), friend Matt Thaxton (Cumming, GA), and many cousins, friends, and his Marine brothers.

He enjoyed golf, hunting, shooting, fishing, cooking, music, hiking, camping, cosplay, really nice cars, and working hard. Always having had a pet, he was a natural with animals. A member of St. Simons Presbyterian Church, he participated in a mission trip to Jamaica while in high school. Spending his early years in Scouting, he started out as a Tiger Cub and completed his Eagle Scout Rank with Troop 248. His project was mapping the Blythe Island Bike Trail and providing a large sign at the entrance for bikers. During his last year of high school, he served with the JROTC Marine unit and was enrolled in the USMC early entry program. Shortly after graduating from Glynn Academy High School in 2011, he left for Parris Island for Marine Corps boot camp and then served as an Infantry Anti-Tank Missileman with 2nd Tanks Division at Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He attained the rank of Corporal during his four years of service. Awards earned while in service included Good Conduct Medal, Certificate of Commendation (Individual Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Expert Rifle Qualification Badge. After military service, he was employed by local restaurants, a cleaning service, was portfolio manager for Seafax, a finance company in Portland, Maine; and not enjoying being cooped up in an office, finally settled into learning the plumbing trade from his uncle Greg. He was a very hard worker and good at solving and fixing complex problems. A good son, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend to all he encountered, he will be missed.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, October 30, at 11:00, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am at Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Donations may be sent to Hand in Hand of Glynn, Inc. P. O. Box 2452, Brunswick, GA 31521 or visit the website or to the charity of your choice.


Visitation: October 30, 2021 10:00 am - October 30, 2021 11:00 am

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Memorial Service: October 30, 2021 11:00 am - October 30, 2021 12:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageSo Very Sorry for Your Loss..Never got the Privilege to Meet Ben, but Steve had Nothing but good things to Say.
    My Thoughts and Prayers lifted to You All.

  2. All our prayers for you and your family during this most difficult of times…distance separates us, but family is always family. Remember only the good times in his young life and honor those memories…..

  3. CandleImageSending love and strength to you all during this heartbreaking time. My mother and I express our deepest condolences.

  4. So very sorry to hear of this loss. Ben was an amazing young man and a great friend. We will miss the times in VT with him. May you all find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  5. CandleImageBen was such a great person, and a huge impact not only on my life, but many of many he met! I will miss him a lot. Sending lots of love and prayers! I’m here for all of you!

  6. CandleImageRhonda I am very saddened for you at this time for your loss of your son Ben. I remember him as a little tyke and not as a grownup. Peace be with you and the rest your family – especially Emily. Jack Sartain

  7. CandleImageI’m Matthew’s mom!! I am so very sorry for yalls loss!! He was a great friend to Matthew and helped him through some difficult times which I’m very appreciative of!! He will be missed so much!! Sending prayers for the family!! 💜💜

  8. CandleImageTo Darrell Gossett and Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying God will provide peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    With love,
    Your Cousin Darlene.

  9. CandleImageI am soo very sorry for your loss
    He was a good person and i will miss him very much.

    Deepest sympathies

    Clarke ” Tenkai” Braudis

  10. Sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. Praying for peace and comfort for all the family during this sad time.

  11. CandleImageSending prayers of comfort and peace for Rhonda and the entire family. I’m sending support and love from afar.

  12. CandleImageDarrell,
    It’s been too many years. I am praying for your family. I know words can not express this sorrow.
    May the Lord comfort you all.
    Cousin Debbie (Humphries) Wells

  13. May your son Ben’s life and memory be a blessing to you and your family. God’s arms encircle him in his journey ~ and hopefully bring you peace during this sad time of saying goodbye. xo Leigh

  14. CandleImageLove and hugs to all who will miss Ben, especially his Mom and immediate family. Hoping that good memories will help sustain. You are continually in our prayers.

  15. CandleImageI am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this very difficult time. He will be missed dearly. Love yal.

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