Ray Woodson Gooch
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12-21-1931 – 06-20-2020
Ray Woodson Gooch was a Navy Corpsman PO aboard the USS Hornet. He was attached to 1st Marine Division – 1st Regiment, 1st Battalion. He fought at Chosin Reservoir in Korea.
He married Lila Novak Kinsey in February 1993. Lila preceded him in death on August 1, 2014.
Ray is survived by his stepdaughter Regena Novak May and husband Lee; Grandchildren, Michael Walters and Shelli Rushing; great-grandchildren, Hanna Causley, Dakota Kennard and Kinsey Rushing and his cat Sebastian.
Ray was a grumpy man with a huge heart. He would help his family with any problems they had. If we had an issue, Ray was there to help.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Pioneer Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/Grape Creek.