James Arvin Gossage February 27, 1927 - July 10 2012 James Arvin Gossage, age 85, of Queen City, Texas passed away at Saint Luke's Hospital, in Houston, Texas, following a recent surgery, on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. James Arvin Gossage was born February 27, 1927, the second son of Monroe Leon Gossage and Avis Pauline Cole Gossage. James was a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran. He served his country in World War ll, and he was a participant in the invasion of Iwo Jima in 1945. He was patriotic and proud to be an American. After the war, he attended Telegrapher school in Shreveport, LA. James became a licensed Telegrapher for the Cotton Belt (S.S.W.) Railroad and worked there until he retired. After retirement, James worked as a television repairman in his own little TV repair shop next to his home. James was a single man, without wife and children. He dedicated his life to those he loved and especially to the care of his mother in her later years. James loved gardening and he loved gardening with his mother. They always had a beautiful yard and a big bountiful garden, filled with fruits and vegetables. James Gossage was preceded in death by his father, Monroe Leon Gossage, his mother, Avis Pauline Cole Gossage, his sister Avis Colleen Gossage Granniss and his brother Thomas Montgomery Gossage. He is survived by his brothers Gene Gossage of Queen City, and Jerry Gossage and his wife Lilibeth Gossage of Houston, TX; his sister Rosalyn Gossage Randle of Pearland, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; and great nieces and great nephews. We all loved him dearly. "Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem."...Ronald Reagan Uncle James will be remembered for the differences he made in the world and in the lifetimes of those he loved. Services for James Gossage will be under the direction of Queen City Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Services with military honors will be held at Springdale Cemetery in Queen City, TX, beginning at 2:30 in the afternoon, Saturday, July 14, 2012. Ceremonial flowers may be delivered to Queen City Funeral Home in James' honor. Digital condolences may be left at www.QueenCityFuneralHome.com. For further information, please call Queen City Funeral Home at (903) 796-9669. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Arvin Gossage please visit our Sympathy Store.
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