Mr. Wilson Ray Goss, age 79 of McDonough, Georgia passed away April 20, 2013. He was born in Oak Grove, Louisiana to the late Wiley Ray and Jessie Helen Wilson Goss. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gilbert Goss. Wilson served his country in the Naval Reserves while in high school then signed up for the United States Army as an MP in Germany. He retired after 24 years with General Motors as a Skilled Tradesman and ten years with Clayton County as a building inspector. He was an active member of Southern Crescent Baptist Church, especially in the music ministry, playing clarinet and the tenor saxophone and as a bass singer.
In his early years he was an exceptional bowler and member of the Masonic Lodge. Wilson was an outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed his time playing pool at the Senior Center with his friends. Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 56 years, Peggy Goss; children, Billy (Cindi) Goss of McDonough, Lana (Cary) Hamby of Stockbridge, Lisa (Lamar) Ussery of McDonough; grandchildren, Christopher (Meredith) Wang, Bryan Goss, Kevin (Andrea) Goss, Michael (Ashley) Wang, Steven Goss, Austin Ussery and Taylor Ussery; Great grandchildren, Emma, Chance and Hallie; several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service for Wilson Ray Goss were conducted Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM from Southern Crescent Baptist Church. Pastor Joe Durham officiated. Friends visited the family Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to Southern Crescent Baptist Church Music Ministry, 334 Lake Dow Road, McDonough, GA 30252 in memory of Wilson. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, haistenfunerals.com.