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Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home

429 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN

OBITUARY

John Morgan (Sonny) Gossett

January 20, 1939December 27, 2019
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John Morgan (Sonny) Gossett went to heaven on December 27th at the age of 80.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Ramona Oakley Gossett, his daughter, Michelle Lasley (Tom), sons, Gavin Gossett and Jeremy Gossett, and four grandchildren, Will Lasley, Ellison Gossett, Anna Lasley and Aslan Gossett. He is also survived by his mother, Nettie Rose Flippen (age 99), sister, Debbie Sawyers (Jim), and many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Sonny was born January 20th, 1939 in Nashville, TN where he graduated from Donelson High School with the class of 1957 and worked as a real estate broker for 50 years. He was a charter member of Lebanon Road Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon since 1978. He was a long-time member of the Nashville Board of Realtors for which he helped write the bylaws, as well as a member & chaplain of the Donelson-Hermitage Jaycees. When not with his beloved family, Sonny could be found on a lake with a fishing rod in his hand next to his best pal Fred Williams (Jean).

Visitation will be at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home on Monday, December 30th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at Lebanon Road Church of Christ in Donelson on Tuesday, December 31st at 2pm with Jon Shoulders officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Trent Woods
  • Bliss Woods
  • Greg Goodman
  • Dan Williams
  • Kip Mayton
  • Kyle Mayton
  • Aslan Gossett
  • Will Lasley
  • Greg Oakley
  • Fred Williams, Honorary
  • Jerry Hager, Honorary
  • Ray Gregory, Honorary
  • Roy Odum, Honorary
  • Jim Sawyers, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 30, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Memories

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Tommy & Lois Breakfield

January 1, 2020

Ramona, Michelle, Gavin, Jeremy, Aunt Nettie, Debbie -
To misquote scripture describing the relationship between David and Jonathan: “There is a cousin (friend) that stickith closer than a brother.” Sonny was that cousin /brother to me. We will look forward to when we are together, again. Sorry we could not be with you.
Love-
Tommy and Lois

JERE CHUMLEY

December 31, 2019

ONE OF THE BEST TIMES WE HAD TOGETHER WAS WHEN SONNY AND RAMONA WERE MARRIED BECAUSE SONNY ASKED ME TO BE HIS BEST MAN! WE HAD OTHER GREAT TIMES TOGETHER AT DAYTONA BEACH, AT LEAST TWICE WHEN WE WERE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL (WITH OUR MOTHERS)! IT HAS BEEN YEARS SINCE WE HAD BEEN TOGETHER EXCEPT AT HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS, I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF RIDING 'SHOTGUN' WITH SONNY ON HIS PAPER ROUTES. WE DELIVERED PAPERS WHEN THERE WERE BLIZZARDS WELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT! I LOVE THE MEMORIES... JERE CHUMLEY

Sylvia Mayton

December 31, 2019

I am so sorry for the family's loss. Sonny was always there for you. He was a great guy. He will surely be missed by all.

Love to you all,
Sylvia Mayton

Martha Petersen

December 30, 2019

Analomink Lake will miss you.

Teresa Fleak

December 30, 2019

You are all in our thoughts and prayers with the passing of our dear Sonny . He was such a good man and was loved by all who had the pleasure to know him.

Reba Speakman

December 29, 2019

So very sorry to hear this. I loved Sonny and all those years we worked together. A great guy, he will be missed.

Annie Knight

December 28, 2019

Ms. Ramona,

My heart breaks for you. Mr. Sonny was a fine person. So honored to have known him, as well as you and your family. Many prayers for comfort in the days to come.

Love to you all.

Annie Knight

David & Jill Hunt

December 28, 2019

Keeping you all in our prayers. Sonny was an awesome man! Our deepest condolences.

Dody Braaksma-Cole

December 28, 2019

Ramona, Gavin, Michelle, Jeremy, Aunt Nettie, Debbie & Families,

You are all in our thoughts and prayers with the passing of our sweet cousin Sonny ... He was such a good man and was loved by many ...


Much love,
Dody, Erin & Lola Pearl