OBITUARY

Arthur Taylor Goss Jr.

October 19, 1959December 1, 2018

I’am: Arthur T. Goss Jr Child of the one true King

On Saturday, December 1st 2018, Arthur T. Goss Jr., loving husband and father of two children, passed away at age 59. Arthur was born to Arthur T. Sr. and Polly E. Goss on October 19th 1959 in Japan at Johnson AFB. While attending Judson High School, in Converse, TX he met Velda E. Marrow and they quickly became high school sweethearts. They were married in May of 1980. Within nine years of marriage they experienced bliss and stress that come with a youthful marriage. In June 1981 their twin daughters Valencia and Vivian were born at BAMC of Fort Sam Houston Army Base in San Antonio, Texas. Velda and Arthur settled In San Antonio TX where they raised their daughters. In Dec 2011 he married his current wife Pat Goss. Their seven year marriage was filled with fun, love, laughter, compassion, adventure and worship. Together they treasured all of life’s blessings and weathered the most sorrowful trying times hand in hand. Arthur graduated from Judson High School then proudly joined the Navy in summer of 1978. He served four years in the Navy and then served the rest of his military career in the Army National Guard in which he retired as a Sergeant First Class. He retired from the guard and civil service after over 20 years of service. His last days of work occurred in Aug 2018 while working under a Randolph AFB clinic maintenance department government contract. He loved his work at the Randolph AFB clinic. He worked until he could physically not work anymore. Arthur enjoyed living life to the fullest. His contagious laughter and positive gregarious spirit entertained and touched people’s lives in a way that he will never be forgotten. He spent countless weekends with his family and friends at Canyon Lake, down at the coast, at a Parrot head event, Christian concert or family gathering. The lake was his second home. He was Capt. of his pontoon boat and he loved jumping waves on his wave runner. As a born again Christian and devoted member of Community Bible Church he always joyously looked forward to Saturday or Sunday service, singing in choir, leading his table at men’s bible study and going on annual men’s bible study retreats. Arthur is preceded in death by his mother Polly E. Goss and survived by his father, Arthur T. Goss Sr., wife, Pat Goss, brother, Alan Goss, two sisters, Vicky Tomlinson and Valerie Neubauer, two daughters, Valencia and Vivian Goss and granddaughter, Violet Weidner along with many nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Community Bible Church. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Arthur is preceded in death by his mother Polly E. Goss and survived by his father, Arthur T. Goss Sr., wife, Pat Goss, brother, Alan Goss, two sisters, Vicky Tomlinson and Valerie Neubauer, two daughters, Valencia and Vivian Goss and granddaughter, Violet Weidner along with many nieces and nephews.

Services

17 December

Visitation with Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road
Universal City, TX 78148

18 December

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Community Bible Church

2477 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

18 December

Interment

1:00 pm

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

REMEMBERING

Arthur Taylor Goss Jr.

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Valencia Goss

December 10, 2018

Thank you everyone that has shared their memories of our father. They have made me laugh out loud and have warmed my heart. I am so thankful so many lives were touched in unforgettable happy ways the way mine has been. He would be honored and be smiling ear to ear to see such kind and honest words demonstrating the positive impact he had on so many in his lifetime.

So many of my best qualities and the person whom I strive to be are direct reflections of my father. Selfless, caring, loving, compassionate, silly, funny, loyal, driven and to live and love with abandon; seize the day, live life to the fullest; that was my father.

He saw, experienced and enjoyed many countries, events, concerts, he impacted so many lives, he loved, he lost, he was born again, he worshiped, if it was broken he could fix it; he did more in his 59 years then most will do in their lifetime.

His passing too early has made it clear to me that he really had life figured out. He lived it his way, not trying to meet a society standard, not trying to fit in or stay within the lines. His personality was larger than life, he stood out and lived way outside the lines of mediocrity. Not to get attention, but to truly live and love life to the fullest. To be in his presence was to see life and love beaming out of every pore of his body.

I am so proud and lucky to call Arthur Taylor Goss Jr my father and blessed that he watches over me everyday as my guardian angel.

Love you Dad! Thank you for all the beautiful memories that I will never forget. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

Your loving daughter,
Valencia

Jen Hoag

December 9, 2018

Art always had a hug and a laugh to give. No matter what was going on in the clinic, he was cheerful and got the job done. He loved being on the lake and talked about his boat and his fun times. I will miss those hugs and miss you.

Lydia Salinas

December 8, 2018

When I First Met Art I liked him right away..that was at the same time Pat met him...he was funny...caring..and .just such a Joy to hang around with . He loved to dance...and I enjoyed dancing our cumbia's together. I have always considered Pat like a sister..so I would call Art ...brother in Law in spanish..and he would smile..and tell me how much he adored Pat. Great guy...that was Art! I will miss you my friend

Erin Bell

December 8, 2018

I only knew Art Jr. a very short time. But what I got to know in that short amount of time was how kind, loving, caring, and funny he was. He had a fighting spirit. I am so sorry and can’t even imagine how hard this has been for all of you, I will continue to pray.

Jevgenijs Komo

December 7, 2018

I can’t put into words the type of amazing person Art was and what he meant to me.. I will forever remember his kindness and generosity and never forget his humor. You were truly a shinning light among us. Rest In Peace buddy.. you will be greatly missed.

Jevgenijs Komo

December 7, 2018

I can’t put into words the type of amazing person Art was and what he meant to me.. I will forever remember his kindness and generosity and never forget his humor. You were truly a shinning light among us. Rest In Peace buddy.. you will be greatly missed.

Christina Valle

December 6, 2018

There are no words to tell you how sorry I am, I can't even begin to express how my heart aches for y'all. Art was such a shining light in so many people's lives and will be missed by many. Valencia and Vivian have been my best friends for 21 years now and Art treated me as a daughter from day one. My favorite memory of him was going to a Kenny Chesney concert many years ago with him and the twins. Random music was playing before the concert started, one caught his attention and he started playing the air guitar. He didn't just play it, he rocked it and got the whole crowd in our section pumped! No one could play the air guitar like Art Goss. He was the life of the party and brought so much joy to everyone around him. Art was a generous person and his legacy will live on through all the great work he did. I'll miss his kind words and sweet smile. Vivian, Valencia and Goss family, please know that I am thinking of y'all and praying for comfort.
With love, Christina

Vivian Goss

December 6, 2018

Dad, I still can't believe your gone. I feel like it was just yesterday that you taught Val and I how to ride our bikes and swim. You were a great man and loved by many. Some knew you as the carefree spirit, full of love and joy. Some as the jokester and life of the party. Some as a Christian and child of God. But to me, you were my father. Strong, loving, loyal and witty. My protector, my teacher and my role model. You were all of these things to me and more. I love you Daddy and I will see you again.

Your Daughter,
Vivian Goss

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