Obituary of Wade Goss
OBITUARY – Wade Goss – Graveside services for Wade Goss, 47, of Lexington will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington. Pastor Brett DeYoung will officiate. Woodridge Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the family.
Wade Goss passed away January 15, 2019. Born in Lexington, he was a son of Tommy Russell Goss and the late Terrill Jean Griewisch.
A special message from Wade’s Dad
In Loving Memory of My Son, Tommy “WADE” Goss – Gone but Not Forgotten
We are filled with grief and sadness at the loss of our loved one, Tommy “Wade” Goss.
We know that each of us is going to miss him in our own way. He was a son, a brother to four siblings, an uncle to nine nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins. We all will remember the precious times we had together. Fishing trips, camping trips, beach trips, theme park trips, and family events. He brought laughter to the family through his sense of humor, his quirkiness, his smile, and yes sometimes even disappointments.
At the moment, the family’s loss is like an open wound, which will eventually heal. As long as each of us breathes, he will be remembered with kindness and love, and not forgotten.
We find it hard to start the day, knowing that we have to face it without him; the one we love so dearly. We are thankful for our time with him, and the impact he had on our lives. But yet there is hope for the future, knowing that he accepted Jesus as his Savior, and he is now in His presence. We grieve, but only temporarily. For we will meet again, and when that time comes, there will be a continuous celebration filled with love, laughter and happiness.
Wade’s Story as remembered by his “adopted” Mom
Wade was a smart, fun loving, unique, sarcastic (in a good way) young man. He was addicted to Mountain Dew, even after a heart cath, that is all he wanted. He was a big Bronco’s fan and enjoyed watching football. He loved wolves. Wolves everywhere, his home, his clothes and even his tattoo. He related to a "lone wolf", strong and loyal, but often needing to be alone.
Wade loved his family and especially his baby sister, Brandie and his "self-proclaimed" daughter and son, Justin and Amber. Amber was Wade’s "little honey" and he was her "big honey". He was so proud of the young lady she has become. Justin was like a son, and Wade loved him very much.
Wade was an adventurous soul, and seemed to have no fear. He grew up in Colorado, Arizona and South Carolina. From the time he got off the plane at the wrong airport, (and we had no idea where our 15 year old was), to sneaking out at night with his cousins and riding horses that didn’t belong to us, to a few years later, hitch-hiking from Colorado to come back home to South Carolina, he really knew how to worry his parents, but we knew Wade was just Wade and we loved him just the way he was.
He was a determined person. When he felt strongly about something, he stood his ground and not many people could change his mind. Sometimes he would listen to “the grandma” (how he referred to his grandmother). They had a close and special bond. When she passed away last year, it was a difficult time for him.
Wade had many close friends over the years; he was always a loyal friend, sometimes to his own fault. Wade was best at making others laugh, comforting them and standing by them. He often struggled with allowing others to love him.
I sincerely hope that he rest in peace and he can sense how his parents, his brothers and sisters, extended family and friends love him. He was and will remain in our hearts a special young man who we have lost too soon.
Wade is survived by his father, his adoptive mother, Cheryl G Goss; sisters, Brandie Wicks (Scott) of Swansea, Nancy Bailey (Michael) of Georgia; brothers, Christopher Goss (Jessica) of Lexington, Aaron Goss (Anna) of Lexington; nieces and nephews, Joshua Reese (Brianna), Justin Wicks, Jeremy Wicks, Stone Goss, Anna Lee Goss, Aiden Goss, Ava Goss, Garnet Bailey, Eli Bailey, Harper Reese. In addition to his mother, Wade was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Janette and Charles Rodgers; maternal grandparents, Jack and Shirley Griewisch; uncles, Mike and Larry Griewisch.