JAMES RICHARD 'JAKE' GOOCH, SR.February 18, 1931 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 86)
JAMES RICHARD 'JAKE' GOOCH, SR. age 86 of Lewes died Sat June 24, 2017 at Beebe Medical Center after a brief illness. Jake as he was fondly called was born Feb 18, 1931 in Lewes to the late Earnest, Sr. & Letha Agnes Daisey Gooch. Jake as he was fondly called was a lifetime member of St. Paul UM Church in Lewes until it was closed by the conference, he then became a member of Faith UM Church in Rehoboth, serving faithfully until his passing. Jake had been a Trustee, Methodist Men, Senior & Unity Men's Choir, and Building Fund Comm. Jake had a long and proud working working career. Jake worked at Surf Cleaners, Lewes Quick Wash, Doxsee Clam Factory as night shift foreman, and lastly at Beebe Hospital in Lewes. Jake's only son James, Jr. died shortly after birth, and his wife Louise Maull Gooch in 2011.
Survivors: 1 Son & Daughter: Keith & Belinda V. Wildy / 5 GChildren: Shaunte, Brian K., Brandin S., Brienna T. Wildy and Keenan Robinson / 10 GGChildren
2 Bro: Robert 'Bobby' Gooch & Ernest Allen / 3 Sis: Dorothy M. & Verdell Johnson / Bertie Banks / Agnes Allen / A host of nieces, nephews, his church family, many loved ones and friends.
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