Age: 93 Address: Windom Date of Death: Fridday, September 7, 2012 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Perry D. and Eva Griffith Gouge. Ed was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran where he became a pilot. He and his wife owned and operated Ed Gouge General Merchandise. He was preceded in death by siblings: Lillian Robinson, Paulette Black, Reid Gouge, and Betty Revis. Ed was a member and past Master of Burnsville Lodge #717 A.F. and A. M. He was a member of Celo United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years Johnnie Robinson Gouge; a son, William Edwin Gouge, Jr. of Charlotte; a daughter: Lynn G. Wheeler and husband Tommy of Burnsville.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30pm Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Tommy Robertson and Gwen Harris will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.