Lee Roy Gooch passed away on the 4th of January, 2017. He was born in Union County, Georgia on the 3rd of December, 1932. He enlisted in the Army the 20th of May, 1953, spent a majority of his service in Germany and was the recipient of a National Defense Service Medal, an Occupation Medal (Germany) and a Good Conduct Medal. He then moved to Atlanta, where he attended Georgia State, and then began a thirty-two and a half year career with the U.S. Postal Service. He retired at the age of 59. He enjoyed spending time with his loving wife, children and grandchildren; he especially enjoyed activities such as camping, traveling much of the country with his wife, and tending to his garden. He spent much of his time at the ballfield, watching his grandkids cheer, play baseball and play basketball, watching his granddaughter act, sing and dance in theatre performances, attending Harmony Grove United Methodist Church and being a part of his Harmony Sunday School Class and Joy Club with his wife. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce Gooch; daughters Michele Hodges and Kathy Burnette; grandchildren Amber and Drew Hodges, Trey, Tyler and Travis Burnette; sisters Thelma Reid and Blanch Grannis; several nieces and nephews; brother and sister-in-law Gene and Linda Robertson. He was preceded in death by parents Clayton and Lillie Gooch and his brother Jewell Gooch. Funeral service to be held Sunday January 8, 2017 at 3pm. Visitation 1-3pm. Interment follows at the White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth GA.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy on your loss – we will miss Lee’s humor and seeing him on his daily walks….walk on Lee!

  2. Please know how much we are praying for you Joyce, Kathy, Michelle and your family! We were so blessed to have been a part of Pappaw’s wonderful circle of friends. We love your family very much and will always be there for you during your time of sorrow.
    The Hill Family

  3. Our deepest sympathy go out to the family of Brother Lee Roy Gooch. Sincerely and Fraternally, Joe Martin Brown (PM) Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #421 F&AM Lilburn, GA

  4. Joyce and Family I am so sorry for your loss! He will such a wonderful man and jokester! I know I will miss that smile face coming to see me! You and your family are in our prayers here at State Farm Insurance!

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