Kay Don Goss, 85-year-old lifelong Maud resident, passed from this life on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
Kay Don “Kay D.” Goss, 85-year-old lifelong Maud resident, passed from this life on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
He was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Maud to Hurshel Henry Goss and Crystal Cecil (VanMeter) Goss.
Kay D. grew up in Maud, where his parents owned and operated Goss Dry Goods. The store had a fine history being a family-owned operation.
Kay D. graduated from Maud High School in 1951 and went on to further his education at OSU.
Kay D. enlisted in the United States Army, where he served a four-year tour.
Upon returning to Maud, he along with his wife Darlene Goss continued operating Goss Dry Goods, and Kay D. had also began raising quarter horses, establishing Goss Quarter Horse Ranch.
Kay D. had always been active in community activities. He was a member of the Maud Round-up Club, The Maud Masonic Lodge, Maud Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Scout Master for the Boy Scouts and had also served on the Maud School Board. The Goss family was also charter members of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud.
Although Kay D. attended OSU, he was a season ticket holder for all OU games and a huge fan.
The entire Goss family has been a true icon in the town of Maud since 1928 when Kay D.’s father, Hurshel, moved the family there to open the dry goods store.
Survivors include two sons, David Goss and his wife Angelia of Norman, Steve Goss and his wife Terrie of Maud; three grandchildren, Justin Michael Goss and his wife Andrea, Joseph Blake Goss and Zachery Allen Goss; Kay D. is also survived by a host of other family and friends.
Kay D. was preceded in death by his parents, Hurshel and Crystal Goss, by one son Van H. Goss who died Aug. 30, 1985, by one grandson Cody Goss who died Aug. 5, 2014, by one brother Bill Goss who died Dec. 25, 1958, by one sister-in-law, Martha (Root) Goss who died Dec. 31, 2001, and by his former wife and the mother of his children, Darlene (Lawson) Goss who died Oct. 31, 2013.
The family will be receiving friends Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole from 6 until 8 p.m.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the service. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, where Kay D. will be laid to rest in the Goss family plot.
Serving as casket bearers are Steve Goss, David Goss, Justin Goss, Blake Goss, Zachery Goss and Kenneth Kiker.
Funeral services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.