Gary Allen Goss, 72, of Atkinson, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Brunswick.

A service, to celebrate his life will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his residence, 385 Barlow St., Atkinson.

Gary was born in Jesup, Ga., on April 4, 1946, to Lida Allen Goss and Jewell Dorice Aldridge Goss. He was a 1967 graduate of Glynn Academy, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was retired from Owens & Pridgen Inc., as a crane operator, was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Survivors include his children, Ann Yard and Gary Allen Goss Jr.; his stepmother, Lona Goss; a sister-in-law, Fran Bessent (Mike); 14 brothers and sisters, Peggy, Larry, Debra, Dianne, Johnny, Jackie, Jeannie, Jimmy, Julie, Jerry, Robert, Tony and Connie; four grandchildren, Jacob Cottle, Seth Goss, Jacob Griffis and Kaleb Griffis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gina Seely Goss; a sister, Judy Sheffield; and stepsons, Joey Griffis and Frank Bessent.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Brantley Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC).

Chapman Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

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