Robert Harrison ‘Harry’ Gossett Sr. Robert Harrison Harry Gossett Sr., 79, of Central City died at 12:13 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2009, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Evansville. He was born in Muhlenberg County on Nov. 8, 1929. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Central City, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the Battery B 73rd Tank Battalion in Germany. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America for many years and retired from Peabody Coal Co. after 45 years in mining. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Alice Woods Gossett; brothers James, Benjamin and Charles Gossett; and his sister, Valeria Williams. He is survived by his wife, Mary Belle Hagan Gossett of Central City; a son Robert Harrison Gossett Jr. of Central City; foster children Winglock Johnson Ng and Wai Ling Patty Pang Ng, both of Whitesburg; foster grandson Anthony Ng of Whitesburg; and several nephews and a niece. Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, with the Father Ben Luther officiating. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Central City. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Thursday at Tucker Funeral Home, 113 N. Third St., Central ity. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Joseph Church, 113 S. Third St., Central City, KY 42330 or Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center, 615 Opportunity Way, Greenville, KY 42345 Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.
CENTRAL CITY – Robert Harrison Gossett, Jr., 65, of Central City, died Monday, September 21, 2020, at 7:37AM at Baptist Health in Madisonville, from a lengthy illness and pneumonia. Mr. Gossett was born October 18, 1954, to Robert Harrison Gossett, Sr. and Mary Belle Hagan Gossett. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Harrison Gossett, Sr.; and grandparents Silas Miles Hagan Sr. and Panola Eades Hagan, and Leslie Gossett and Alice Gossett. Mr. Gossett was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He graduated from Bremen High School and attended college at Western Kentucky University and Madisonville Community College. He retired from the Green River Kentucky Utilities power plant. He was a very hard worker and loved to read and run track. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years on the U.S.S. Blue Ridge and the U.S.S. Samuel Gompers, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his mother, Mary Belle Hagan Gossett; foster sister Wai Ling Pang Ng; foster brother Wingloc Johnson Ng; nephew Dr. Anthony Tinlung Pang Ng; and many relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 10:00AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Josh McCarty officiating. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 5:30 – 7:30PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 113 S. 3rd Street, Central City, KY 42330. Family and friends who are attending the visitation or funeral service are asked to wear a face mask for the safety of all those in attendance, in accordance with the governor’s mandate. In compliance with health and public safety directives, capacity will be limited in accordance with state guidelines. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.