Franklin T. Gooch, Sr.

December 2, 1948 - July 12, 2016

12/02/1948 - 07/12/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Friday July 15, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Friday July 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Service
Saturday July 16, 2016
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions

GOOCH, Franklin T., Sr. 67, of Wheeling, W.Va. passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Wheeling, Hospital.

Mr. Gooch was born December 2, 1948 in Ohio County, West Virginia, a son of the late Avery Francis and Clara Shephard Gooch.  He was retired from Warwood Tool and a Vietnam Veteran with the United States Marines.

He is survived by his two sons, Franklin T. Gooch, Jr. of Wheeling and Eugene Russell Baxter of West Virginia; his former wife Margaret Gooch, brothers Rick Gooch and Ed Gooch, sisters Marilyn Fry, Gloria Green, Joyce Shear, Donna Chance, Kathy Gooch, Juanita Tredway and Rea Gooch, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Friends will be received Friday, July 15, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling Chapel, 1400 Eoff  Street, Wheeling, where services will be held Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:00 am with Sarah Barickman as Life Celebrant.

The Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military services.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Sabrina k wolfe
6 years ago

I remember when me nd my sis was oil we would stay at uncle Teds nd aunt Maggie’s nd we would play hide nd seek nd my uncle Ted told me to hide on top his dresser nd I fell off nd he tried to catch me but I smashed him…. lol
Nd we all four use to dance in our note gown nd dance all note to the song funkytown nd eat fried bologna sandwiches ……

Uncle Ted you are so much more Then a uncle to me ur like a father to me… R.I.P TED.

April Garner
6 years ago

R.I.P Uncle Ted,
I know I haven’t seen you in a while but I love you and you will be truly missed, grandma and rest are waiting for your arrival, rest easy

stacey spencer
6 years ago

r.i.h ted you will be miss by many family and friends may god be with your family at this time of your passing

Heather
6 years ago

RIP Big Ted. I know you will be missed by many & your family. You were a good man. My thoughts & prayers go out to you son’s, Frank Jr., Gene, & Maggie & the rest of your family & friends.
You are pain free now, fly high.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
6 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Franklin T. Gooch, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Marine Veteran, Franklin T. Gooch, Sr., “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

joyce Shearer
6 years ago

You will be missed.The rest of the family r waiting for u. Love joycejt

Juanita Tredway
6 years ago

Love you brothet rest in peace

Juanita Tredway
6 years ago

Franklin T. Gooch SR