Charles Samuel “Doc” Gossman (September 8, 1917 – May 16, 2011)

Charles Samuel “Doc” Gossman passed away peacefully Monday morning, May 16, 2011 at Cedar Hill Care Center in Zanesville, Ohio. Doc was born September 8, 1917 in Crooksville, Ohio to the late Charles & Mabel Blosser Gossman. As a young man, Doc worked as a coal miner and in the pottery industry. He was a truck driver for most of his adult life for Coca-Cola, National Biscuit Co & Eastern Express. He retired from Mattingly Foods as an office dispatch agent. He served his country and protected our freedom by serving in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater along-side four of his siblings. He was a member of the Putnam Presbyterian Church and was a founding member of Highland Presbyterian Church. He was inducted into the Muskingum County Country Music Hall of Fame as an accomplished guitar player and played in numerous bands throughout the area over many years.
Doc is survived by his wife of 73 years, Frances Morrison Gossman; son, Craig Gossman of Covington, Ky.; and one granddaughter, Kathryn Gossman.
In addition to his parents, Doc was preceded in death by his brothers: Robert, William, George and Rolland; his sisters: Mary Rarrick, Elizabeth Gossman, Lillian Terril, Jenny Wiseman, Margarite Nasella.
Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 W. MILITARY RD., ZANESVILLE, OH. Funeral Services will be held at 1pm , Thursday, May 19 in The Snouffer Chapel with Pastor Herb Perry officiating with military honors conducted by Post #1058 of the VFW. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.
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