Obituary for David John Gossard

Written on December 29, 2020

David John Gossard  58

of Kenton

David John Gossard passed away peacefully at Marion General Hospital on December 27, 2020. John was born on August 3, 1962 to the late David and Vina Mae (Hamilton) Gossard. On June 22, 1985 he married Melanie Fulton and they later divorced.

He is survived by his son, David (Shane Trace) Gossard of Columbus, a brother, Kenneth Gossard of Kenton, and many extended family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by a sister; Nellie Sue Silsbe.

John was the owner and operator of DJ’s  Dump Truck Hauling for many years, and was currently employed by Graphic Packaging. He was a member of the Kenton Eagles and his favorite hobby was attending and competing in truck pulls.

Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, a graveside service for the interment of cremains will be held at a later date at Fairview McDonald Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John’s honor to The Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 3100 W. Central Avenue, Suite 250, Toledo, OH 43606.

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