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109 S. Monroe St.
Calhoun City, MS 38916
Phone: 662-628-5177
Fax: 662-628-4977
Robert Gosa

Robert Gosa

Friday, May 20th, 1932 - Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
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Robert Eugene Gosa, 88, passed away at Baptist Hospital in Calhoun City on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Born May 20, 1932, in Clay County, he was the son of the late John McGee Gosa and the late Moss Kisner Gosa.
Robert graduated from West Point High School in 1950. From there he attended both Ole Miss and MS State. On June 6, 1958, he married his true love, the former Nancy Alice Parker, and they spent 57 wonderful years together until her passing in 2016. Robert began working at the Calhoun City National Guard in 1956, and served as an AST for the unit. He remained in the Mississippi National Guard until being mobilized in Fort Pope, LA, from the fall of 1961 until the summer of 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Robert served two tours in Vietnam, 1966-1967 and 1969-1970. Two tours in Germany, 1964-1966 and 1975-1976. And also one tour in Korea. Over the years, he was stationed at Fort Riley-Kansas, Fort Stewart-Georgia, Fort Leonard Wood-Missouri, Fort Gordon-Georgia, and Camp Beauregard-Louisiana. He remained on Active Duty unti his retirement in 1981.
After retirement, he started working for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, and retired from there in 1997 after 16 years.
During his life, the accomplishments for Mr. Robert were innumerable. Among his most proudest were
-American Legion member since 1980
-Dept. Commander 1990-1991
-Calhoun City Post 50 Commander 1995-2000 and 2004-present
-National Executive Committee 2010-present
-Past Alternate NEC 2006-2010
-County Veterans Service Officer (VSO)
He was a member of numerous committees, both National and Departmental levels throughout his career with the American Legion. He was a member of the VFW, Sons of the Confederacy, and Armored Cav. Vietnam and Cambodia Association member-36 division.
Robert dedicated his life in service of our nation and its veterans. He proudly served not only his country, but his local community as well, and his impact will never be forgotten. Our community will always be grateful for his service.
Pryor Funeral Home is honored to serve Robert’s family.
A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 2:00pm at Pryor Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation on Tuesday from 10:00am until service time at the funeral home. Bro. Bobby Cook, Bro. Dwight Brown, and Bro. Roger Reeder will be officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek with full Military Honors.
Pallbearers will be Kent Parker, Brent Parker, Toby Parker, Tyler Parker, Jason Wright, Tony Parker, Steve Parker, Gary Parker, Trey Hardin, Dusty McKibben, Jesse Parker, Mike McKibben, and Harvey Hardin.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion.
He leaves behind his daughter, Anita Stone and husband Rufus of Calhoun City and their children, Matthew Stone and wife Misty, and Shannon Stone and fiancé Bryce Fleming; son, Mike Gosa and wife Joy of Big Creek and their children, Levi Gosa (Mary Alon James) , Kristy Isaac and husband Brad, Andrew Ellis; great-grandchildren, Keegan Ellis, Rylee Isaac, John Parker Stone, Paislee Isaac, and Jameson Stone; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Parker Gosa; and uncle, John Kisner.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Emergency Fund of American Legion.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.pryorfuneralhome.com
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Eddie Rogers, Chaplain

Posted at 09:47pm
Dear Family,
All of the Administrators and Moderators at the American Legion Friends wanted you all know that we care about you and pray that God will bless you in the days ahead. We send you our prayers and condolences and this passage to honor Robert Gosa. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
LET THERE BE MEMORIES -- " fond recollections of special occasions and everyday things. Let your heart start on its journey to healing by feeling the comfort remembering brings.
LET THERE BE MEMORIES - pictures, momentos and favorite stories both funny and sad. Let your mind wander the paths of remembrance, reliving the joys and the good times you’ve had.
LET THERE BE MEMORIES -- signs that our loved ones remain near in spirit long after they’re gone...tender, surprising, heartwarming, and welcome...sweet proof of the promise that love will live on." (By Linda Barnes)
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Eddie Rogers, Chaplain

Posted at 09:34pm
Dear Family,
All of the members of the American Legion, from across the great state of Tennessees join me in extending our sincere condolences on the passing of your precious Mr Robert. It has been amazing to read his legacy of love and service to this great country, his family and the American Legion. All of us join together to honor a soldier for his faithful service as an important time in the history of this nation. May God now go to work to heal your hearts as you travel on a grief journey for a while. May He send 10,000 stories to be shared with the world. When you look at the list of service Robert took a part in I am sure there is an abundance of precious stories and memories of life and love and service. May our gracious God send 10,000 hugs because that is how many I have come to believe it takes to figure out a grief journey. May He now rest well from his labors as God lifts your spirits and brings joy to your hearts.

FOR THE COMMANDER

Eddie Rogers, Department Chaplain
Department of Tennessee
American Legion

Bernita Barnett

Posted at 08:28pm
What a great loss to The American Legion Family. Mr. Robert Gosa will be missed by so many people. He dedicated his life to his family, friends, the Legion and his work. Words cannot describe how sorry I am at his loss. What a great mentor !!! You are in my prayers. God bless you and your family.
Northern Area Executive committee woman
Bernita Barnett - Adjutant
James A. Long Post 207
Corinth, MS
JM

Joe T Massey

Posted at 04:45pm
I respected Mr. Robert, he always was kind and respectable in all ways. He surely will leave a very large hole in our Veterans affairs for Calhoun County. May our God's Grace give you peace and hope during this hard time.
RO

Richard J. O'Neil

Posted at 03:03pm
Sarge was the best. All of The 595th loved His larger than life personality. Our Reunions will not be the same, He always carried the show. I loved Him and I think He felt the same even though I was a Yankee from of all places Massatoosetts. I will miss my friend. Richard J. O'Neil PS I'M not from the south but I got here as soon as I could!
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