Jim  Gooch
Jim Gooch

April 28, 1934 - December 21, 2012
Resided in Burlington, NC
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Burlington, NC
Jim Gooch, age 78, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Hospice Home surrounded by his family. He was a native of Durham County and the husband of 58 years to the late Betty McAlister Gooch.
Jim and his wife owned and operated Faith Book and Bridal Nook at Cum Park Plaza for over 18 years. He was also a US Army veteran. Jim received his undergraduate degree and pharmacy degree from UNC Chapel Hill. Jim was a pharmacist at K-Mart for 17and a half years and a member of Harvest Baptist Church and the Basics Sunday School Class. He served as a deacon at Harvest Baptist Church and participated in church mission trips to Jamaica and Virginia. Jim was a junior Olympic championship swimmer and diver, he also received many medals in the senior games in swimming. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his sons, James Michael Gooch and his wife, Jodie of Charleston, SC; Steven Martin Gooch and his wife, Wendy of Burlington and Patrick Neil Gooch and his wife, Nikki of Burlington; grandchildren, Joy, Andrew, Bethany, Gabe, Olivia and Jaden Gooch; niece, Terry Lynn McAlister of Southport, NC and a sister, Virginia Sessoms of Cary, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, James Haywood and Katherine Elizabeth Wright Gooch and a sister, Bootsy Yates.
A service to celebrate his life will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Church by Pastor Larry Lamberth and assisted by Walter Webster and the burial will follow at Graham Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. on Saturday at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, C/O The Food Pantry, 3741 S. Church Street, Burlington, NC 27215.

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Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC US 27215
Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory
2205 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC US 27215
Saturday, December 22, 2012
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Harvest Baptist Church
3741 S. Church Street
Burlington, NC US 27215
Sunday, December 23, 2012
2:00 PM
Graham Memorial Park
Graham, NC US 27253
Sunday, December 23, 2012
3:00 PM