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09/25/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Bubba Goss

Theria Roland Goss, Jr.
(1943 - 23 Sept 2014)

Hampton High School Class of @ 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Thursday morning.        Bubba Goss, Hampton HS Class of @ 1961, husband of   Carolyn Webb Goss ('65) of VA, passed away in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, March 23, 2014 at the age of 71. He was the brother-in-law of    Nancy Webb El-Mahdi ('69).

From the Daily Press - 09/25/14:

                  Theria "Bub" R. Goss, Jr.
      VIRGINIA BEACH - 2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought a good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. I am going Home.

We asked The Lord to heal him or take him Home. And The Lord said 'Come on Home, Bubba. I have this mansion for you. I know you will be pleased. Stand Tall and walk thru The Gate.' So, on the evening of September 23, 2014, Theria Roland Goss, Jr., age 71, did just that. He stood tall, as he had not done in 13 years.

Bubba, as he was affectionately known, was born in the old Buxton Hospital in Newport News in 1943. He attended Hampton High School and worked for Pomoco until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of Atlantic Shores Baptist Church and oh, so wanted to get well enough to attend Sunday services again.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carolyn Webb Goss, (son) David G. Goss (Deniz), (daughter) Donna Lynn Balgavy (Paul). He was known as 'Papa' to four precious grandsons - Gavin David, Rylan William, Noah Paul, and Adam Paul. Oh, they were the Love of his Life. Absolutely nothing bought him more joy than to be with 'the boys'! He is also survived by his sister, Linda Dean Staton of Hampton.

Bubba Goss

Services will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home (Newport News) at 10 o'clock in the morning, Saturday, September 27th. Reverend Linsay Poteat officiating. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on September 25, 2014,
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September 25, 2014

   Looking good, Dad! Enjoy the harp lessons, the unlimited golf on courses designed for lefties, the steak and seafood dinners, and watching Yankees baseball and Redskins football, from the stars. Watch over us from above. We love you sooo much, and even though we miss you already, we give thanks to God that he's welcomed you Home! :-)

~ David Goss, Chesapeake, Virginia


September 25, 2014
I went to school with Bubba. We had many classes together. God Bless.

~ Sandra Hudgins Bouton, Roswell, Georgia

September 25, 2014
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T Griffin

September 25, 2014

Mr. Goss was always one of my favorite people when I was growing up. As a good friend of Donna's since elementary school, I spent many a night at their house. I loved being around the entire Goss family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

~ Amy (Marshall) Maroney, Glen Allen, Virginia Contact Me


September 25, 2014
Carolyn, so sorry for your loss. Your 48 years of memories will sustain you.
God Bless
Linda L. Lane NNHS

September 25, 2014
Uncle Bub, may you rest in peace. I will miss you forever. But you get to spend your mother's birthday with her, and I know she is showing you off up there in heaven. I love you so much, Uncle Bub. Rest easy.

~ Lyndsey Liberty, Newport News, Virginia


September 25, 2014
It has been a blessing to know a wonderful person who was always there to give good deeds when needed ! Mr. Goss, you will always be in our hearts.

~ Nenet Ibay, Chesapeake, Virginia


September 25, 2014
Carolyn, David and Donna and your spouses and the "boys" and Dean and her you I miss "Bub" already...growing up together and having fun on your summer trips to "Carolina"...such an abundance of wonderful memories...I'll never pass the "sausage" place without thinking of you, "Bub". I know Aunt Alma is realizing her desire to take care of you now as she was unable to do in recent times...I am sure you have been warmly welcomed by your dad and my parents!! See you after a while...keep an eye out for us still on this journey!

~ Phil Crabtree, Clayton, North Carolina
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September 25, 2014
   Carolyn, David, Donna and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bubba was such a kind man and we have great memories of him and you all. We pray for comfort and peace during your loss. He's now in his heavenly home with my mom and all those who have gone before him. No more pain and suffering. We love you all -

~ Gene and Diane Lancour, Yorktown, Virginia


September 25, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bud, we loved your welcoming ways and smiling face. You will always be remembered.

~ Buck and Nancy Lawson, The Villages, Florida


September 25, 2014
Carolyn, David, Donna and Family.. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time... All of us at Riverside Baptist have missed you both since your move. Bubba was a good man, wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Carolyn, what a faithful wife you were to him, too... God bless you all.....Dianne Puckette and Arnette Adams

~ Dianne Puckette, Newport News, Virginia

September 25, 2014
   Dad and Papa,

Walking, skipping, running, dancing....that's what I envision you doing up above. Oh... and eating too. Say hi to everyone up there, that is until I get there and can do it myself one day. We miss and love you very much. Noah knows Papa is "up in heaven with God." Thanks so much for being a great dad. REALLY. We miss and love you so much. I know you will be watching from above. You are finally HOME. Love you!!!!!!

~ Donna Balgavy, Chesapeake, Virginia Contact Me

September 25, 2014
Mr. Goss was a great man that I always thought the world of since I was a child. My family did as well. Very saddened to hear of his passing.

~ Jeff Puckette, Williamsburg, Virginia

September 26, 2014
Ms. Carolyn and family,
It was a pleasure to take care of Mr. Bubba while I was in Home Health. He was such a wonderful man. My prayers are with you and your Family

~ Jeanne Tolentino RN, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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September 26, 2014
Please allow me the opportunity to send my condolences to all of the family. I knew the Goss family quite a few years ago, at Liberty.

For I recon that the sufferings of this would, cannot be compared to the glory that shall be revealed...........

My best,

~ Clyde Allen Murphy, Jacksonville, Florida
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September 26, 2014
We would like to offer our condolences during this time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you all.

~ Jeremy and Sabrina Bethune, Virginia Beach, Virginia

September 26, 2014
Dear ones, God has promised to be near you as you walk on for a while without your beloved husband, father, brother, friend. It was always such a pleasure to look down from the choir loft and see Bubba. We are so glad to know he is free, free, free.

~ Sam and Kathy Overmyer, Chesapeake, Virginia

September 26, 2014
Praying for all of you. The journey is hard, but rest in the peace that he is with Jesus. There is no more pain and no more suffering. Those are the words we have used to get through Rob and my dad. Keep the faith.

~ Becky and Peggy Sutherland
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September 26, 2014
Our thoughts are with you; it was a pleasure to care for Mr. Goss.
- Jessica, LPN with Dr. Liu's office
~ Jessica, LPN, Virginia Beach, Virginia

September 26, 2014
Praying for you all. Although you all lost a loved one on earth, you gained a special angel in heaven to watch over everyone. May your family take comfort knowing a very special angel is watching over you now. Much love to you all! !XOXO
Love, The Knaack's

~ The Knaack's

September 26, 2014
I will be praying for you over the coming months. May God comfort you until you are reunited in Heaven.

~ Traci Frank

September 27, 2014
Carolyn, I will always remember Bub as a loving and fun spirited man. I thought of you guys often. Although I can not be at his memorial today, I will keep you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Pennie Bryant, Hampton, Virginia

September 27, 2014
May God's promises comfort you in your time of sorrow. We're praying for all of you.

~ Jack and Carolyn Fedder

September 28, 2014
Dr. Goss and family,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know he will live on in your memories and in your heart. Thinking of you and Deniz and hoping you will find peace in the love you shared.

~ Sharon and Eric Gardner, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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September 28, 2014
My condolences to the "Theria Goss, Jr. family" --death of Aunt Alma last Dec. 2013 and "Bubba" last week. With much love and prayers. Nell Yeargan

~ Lunelle Yeargan, Raleigh, North Carolina

September 28, 2014
I am sorry to hear about Bub. May all the family find comfort in God our Father. I will keep all of you in my prayers. I have some memories of good times as kids when families were together.

~ Judy Goss Keelor, Goldsboro, North Carolina

September 28, 2014

Dear Mrs. Goss, Donna, David and Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Mr. Goss' death. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts--especially two of my favorite Latin students and all the members in their families. May your faith and memories console you at this time and in the future. Requiescat vestrum carum Bubba in pace!

~ Robert L. Oliver, Williamsburg, Virginia
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September 29, 2014
Dr. Goss and Family,

I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I know he is, as you stated, watching over all of you!! I pray that you all take comfort in the fact that you will see him again!! Another Angel got his wings!!

~ Leighsa Mariado, Chesapeake, Virginia

September 29, 2014
My deepest sympathy. May God's Holy Spirit be with the family. I pray that He brings comfort to you all at this hard time.
~ E. Hairston

September 30, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Bub's passing. Lots of good memories when we were kids and all of us would get together. Lots of good peach ice cream made. With much love for your family and Dean, you will be in my prayers. Sue Goss Hodge. Raleigh

~ Sue Hodge, Raleigh, North CarolinaContact Me  
October 01, 2014
Dear Carolyn, Donna, and DG - I was very sad to hear the news about Bub. The impression he made was one that stays with me even today - whether talking about walking the Masters practice rounds, bailing us out of trouble, or his wry sense of humor when he was needling us about something (anything). You all were a second family to me and will always have a cherished place in my heart. I'm sorry for the pain you must be dealing with now, but know, too, that he is in a better, blessed place. All our best - Chris (& Mandy, Henry, and Reese)

~ Chris Goodson, Staunton, Virginia

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October 02, 2014
It is with great sorrow that I hear about my friend Bubba, as we go back to the Army Reserves in Hampton. There was never a more striking troop than Bubba in his starched tailored uniform with the spit-shined combat boots. He set the goal for the rest of the company. I will never forget the time we spent together. He was one fine person and will be greatly missed by all.

~ Skip Jackson, Gloucester, Virginia

October 03, 2014
   Dear Carolyn,
Bud was truly a great friend and we will fondly remember him always.

~ David and Mary Lou Pasko, Virginia

October 11, 2014

Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about Bub. I was just looking on the NNHS 65 site and saw this message. I am so sorry I did not see this before now. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.

~ Debby (Braswell) and Larry Miller, Hampton, Virginia


October 13, 2014



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Carolyn and Bubba's family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Blessed Assurance

Lyrics by Fanny J. Crosby (24 Mar 1820 - 12 Feb 1915). 1873
Music by Phoebe P. Knapp (09 Mar1839 - 10 July1908), 1873

Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.


This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.


Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.


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