William (“Bill”) E. Gooch (Feb 5, 1926 – January 19, 2016) Mr. William E. Gooch, age 89, of Smyrna, Ga passed after a brief illness on Tuesday January 19, 2016 surrounded by his family. Mr. Gooch owned Gooch Trim Shop in Marietta for over 50 years where he upholstered cars. He was also a Member and Deacon of Spring Street Baptist church for over 50 years. He is preceded in death by his great-grandson, Caleb Hobby and beloved wife of 67 years Minnie Gooch. He is survived by his son Larry E. Gooch of Smyrna, Ga; Daughter Glenda Gooch Buglioli of Lutz, Fl; 4 grandchildren Shannon Hobby and Kevin Wright of Marietta, Ga, Adam Wright of Lutz, Fl, and Lauren Buglioli of Tampa, Fl. 12 Great-Grandchildren Chase, Trae, Hayden, Cameron, Simone, Braxton and Carson Hobby all of Marietta, Ga Ivan Wright of Lutz, Fl, Aaron, Dylan Tanner, Leila Wright all of Savannah, Tn; Brothers Ervin and Ned, Sisters Kathleen, Clara Mae, Inez, Blondine, MaryAnn, Sandra and many nieces nephews. Services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm., at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Georgia Memorial Park cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00am-12:00pm morning of service. Flowers are appreciated or a contribution to your favorite charity in the name of Bill Gooch.
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