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Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home

1360 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL

OBITUARY

Mansfield Edward Gott

July 1, 1936May 18, 2020
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Mansfield Edward James Gott Sr. of Merritt Island, FL passed away on May 18, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. James worked many years as a home builder, managing the rental homes that he and his wife Beth, acquired as well as running the kitchen and bath business that they owned for over 40 years.

James was a huge baseball fan who loved the Baltimore Orioles and he rarely missed watching them play from his beloved recliner. He had a passion for refinishing antique furniture, buying and selling antiques, going to auctions with Beth, boating, fishing, spending time with friends and family, and watching the squirrels, birds and other wildlife at their home in Merritt Island, FL.

James left behind his loving wife of 52 years, Beth Ann Goddard Gott, their devoted son George J. G. Gott, his step daughter Debra L. Moore and his son James A. Gott.

James was preceeded in death by his mother Katherine Gott Stinnett, by his sisters Margaret Cole, Betty Stinnett Cochrane, Mary Stinnett, Shirley Smith and by 3 of his children Mansfield E. Gott Jr., Thomas A. Gott and Deborah A. O'Dell. James had many beautiful grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday May 29th, from 12-1 pm at the Wylie-Baxley funeral home in Merritt Island, FL where services will follow at 1 pm. Interment will be in Emmanuel UMC cemetery in Huntington, MD at a later date TBD.

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Nancy Jewby

May 30, 2020

I have not known James and Beth as long as many others have. I figured it out, 24 years. That's still a long time and I have treasured the friendship of both. Real estate is what introduced us but shared times went beyond that and they became family. I know that 52 years of marriage is a mile-marker and there are many wonderful memories in those years. My prayer is that Beth can find peace in those memories and that her support team continues to be there for her. I know I will. Love you, Beth. My heart bleeds for you. RIP James.

Lynne Moore

May 30, 2020

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Lynne Moore

May 30, 2020

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Lynne Moore

May 30, 2020

Dear Mom
Thank you- to you and James for being great parents and helping me so much in my life. Here are some more memories....

Love,
Your daughter (and love from your new son-in-law too-Phillip)

Melissa Gott

May 29, 2020

Beth, although you and Mansfield lived far away from us, we thought of Mansfield often. Jimmy and I shared pictures and stories of their grandfather to our 4 beautiful children. May God hold Mansfield in the palm of his hand and put love and peace in your heart.

sue stark

May 28, 2020

Dear Beth
We have been blessed to have you and James as neighbors . It was always a joy to sit and share business adventures . James will be missed. May God surround you and your family with peace and love
Sue and Dick Stark

susan stark

May 28, 2020

Dear Beth

We have been blessed to have you and James as neighbors, it was always a joy to sit and share business adventures . James will be missed May God surround you and your family with peace and love

Sue and Dick Stark

karin breen

May 28, 2020

Dear Beth and family we will always remember with smiles the many moments we have shared with you as friends and neighbors.
We know what a difficult time you have been through and hope the good memories will carry you during this difficult time James will always be in our thoughts.
Paul and Karin Breen

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