James Kenneth Gouge

July 23, 1941July 17, 2020

Gouge, James Kenneth (Jim) age 78, was welcomed into heaven on July 17, 2020 after a yearlong illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Oleta Gouge of Unicoi, TN and brother, Joe Gouge, of Unicoi, TN. He is survived by his wife of 44 years of marriage, Jean Bridwell Gouge and sons, Mark Davis, Steven W. (Beverly) Davis, James E. Gouge and daughter Ghisline Parr and grandchildren Jack, Lauren, and Will; brothers, Jack (Thelma) Gouge and John (Judy) Gouge; sisters, Jean (Wayne) Keplinger and June Messer and many loving nephews, nieces and family members. Jim retired after a long and dedicated career from the United Sates Army. He was a member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, serving fellow members and caring for widows at their time of need. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend that was always kind and will be greatly missed. He shared years of fellowship and joy with closest friends, Don Walker, Dave Furst, and Mike Nisbet playing pinochle and trying to solve the world’s problems. He cared for everyone around him and you always knew you mattered in his presence. The graveside service will be held at Alabama Heritage Cemetery on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00 am.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020


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Ron and Sharon Myers

July 22, 2020

What a blessing Jim has been! Known to be a kind, gentle man, he served faithfully in various ministries alongside Jean and among us at Eastern Hills Baptist. He will be missed greatly and remembered fondly, and we'll continue to pray for Jean and their family.
Ron and Sharon Myers

Brenda Solomon

July 21, 2020

Blessings and condolences to Mr Jim family at this time. He will always be remembered at Eastern Hills as one of God’s great servants. He always greeted everyone with a smile, kind word, and friendly hug! He always lent a helping hand and never failed to help whenever possible. He will truly be missed.
Brenda Solomon

Bill Summers

July 21, 2020

I will always remember Jim as a caring man.It made no difference who or where you were in life Jim was ready to help you any way that he could. His leadership and spirit will live on in those that He touched, but we will miss him at Eastern Hills Baptist.

Joan Welsch

July 21, 2020

Jim will truly be missed, he was a great friend to all. He never dwelt on himself was always concerned for others. He was such a blessing to me and others as he ministered in his Deacon roll. Many a time I would go to the mailbox and there would be a card from Jim for no reason just checking on me. In Christ Joan Welsch

Randy & Jane Martin

July 21, 2020

We will remember Jim as a Godly caring man. He will be missed at Eastern hills Baptist Church. Praying for you all.

Janette and Ronnie Trent

July 20, 2020

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
~ Matthew 5:4

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
~ Revelation 21:4

We mourn with all who loved Uncle Jim. His soft spoken smile and his gentlemanly presence will be missed by our family. Rest in peace, Uncle Jim. You were so loved and we were blessed to have been loved by you.

Judith & David Norwood

July 18, 2020

Uncle Jim was a kindhearted, loving man. His smiling face will be greatly missed.
Judy (Gouge) Norwood & David Norwood


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