Emory Hoy Gouge, age 87, of Gainesville, Florida, passed away at UF Health Shands Hospital, on March 22, 2021.
He was born on June 13, 1933, in Detroit, MI to John H. and Delia A. (LeMay) Gouge. After graduating from Lincoln Park High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He left the service at the rank of Sergeant, and later, completed his career at Southern Bell. Emory was a loving husband, dad, papa, and friend. He never met a stranger, and always had a joke to tell. He especially loved spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren grow up, supporting all their endeavors. He was a proud Papa. He was an avid collector of antique and unique things. He enjoyed the thrill of hunting for that perfect treasure and was very proud of his Antique Car Collection.
Emory was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Gouge and Delia A. Gouge, his loving wife, Emily A. Gouge and his son, Eugene M. Moore. Emory is survived by his sons; John A. Gouge (Cheryl), Granddaughter, Dr. Melissa C. Gouge, son; William G. Gouge (Jackie), Grandsons; William M. Gouge and Kristopher A. Gouge and Great Granddaughter, Karissa R. Gouge. Daughter, Patricia K. Gouge-Singletary (Scott), Granddaughters; Chandler Lain (Travis), Courtland Griffis (Colten), Great Grandson Luke and Granddaughters: Cheyanne A. Singletary and Chloe-Anne A. Singletary. Grandson: Donnie Moore, Great Grands; Sarah and Carter; Granddaughter: Becky Moore, Great Grands; William, Zachary, David and Emma. Granddaughter: Elizabeth Michael (Cody) Grands; Landon, Honesty, Brayla and McKinley.
Emory’s family and friends will gather at Forest Meadows Memorial Park-Central, 4100 NW 39th Ave,
Gainesville, FL 32606, for a graveside service on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 3 PM. The Memorial Service will be led by Reverend Dean Slocumb and Military Honors will be bestowed by the U S Marine Corp. Funeral Arrangements and Cremation under the direction of Forest Meadows Funeral Home.
We are saddened by the loss of Emory. He will be missed. Our condolences to the family.We just found out (4/19). He used to joke about the gate that never got to placed between our houses.
Sorry to hear of this news. Emery was a fun coworker at Southern . Our condolences to the family.
Emory and Emily were the best neighbors we ever had. I remember drinking Moscow miles out in his driveway on summer nights or he would bring me an icee over when I was pregnant with our second child. He had the best yard at Halloween! They were so helpful and kind.
I just fine about this so sorry, Emery and serv in the marine Corp to gather. Was a great friend and buddy. I know now why I couldn’t get him on the phone. We always call each other. Will miss me to.