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Ernest Charles Gooch

March 21, 1947 — March 25, 2020

Hewitt, Texas

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Ernest C. Gooch, Sr., loving husband and father of 3 children, passed away at the of age 73.

Ernest was born on March 21, 1947 in Waco, TX to Helen and Ernest William Gooch.

He served in the United States Army for 20 years and retired with honors as a Staff Sargent. He received three Purple Hearts due to his service in Vietnam. On October 1, 1970 he married Jennie C. Gooch. They raised 3 sons, Ernest Jr., John, and James Gooch.

Ernest had a passion for cars and collecting coins. His collection of coins and paper money was a fun hobby for him for many years. He was an avid oldies music lover and would frequently listen to “Car Hop” music, Hank Williams Sr., and Elvis Presley. Known for always carrying a two-dollar bill on hand for good luck and giving one to those he was close to. He also loved to attend and participate in local car shows in and around Waco with his friends. This champion chili cookoff winner was very fond of a good burger, BBQ, and a homemade breakfast.

Ernest was preceded in death by his father, Ernest William Gooch, and his mother, Helen Clara Gooch. He is survived by his wife Jennie C. Gooch, his three children, Ernest Gooch Jr., John Gooch, James Gooch, his brother Randy Gooch, several loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at Ft. Hood whenever funeral services resume due to the current climate of world events.

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