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Raymond Alfred Goolsby

March 12, 1931 June 6, 2018
Raymond Alfred Goolsby
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Obituary for Raymond Alfred Goolsby

Raymond A. Goolsby, 87, of Buena Vista, GA, went to be with his lord and savior on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 surrounded by his family. Raymond was born March 12, 1931 in Denver, CO to the late Delana B. Aldrich. In his early years Ray worked the gold and silver mines on the western slope around Ouray, CO. He quit school and joined the US Army as a private and over the next 37 years he served his country in war and peace serving in the US Army, National Guard, and the Army Reserve. He rose to the rank of Major before the post-Vietnam Reduction in Force ended his career.
Ray dearly loved his family and his community. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the American Legion post in Sunnyvale, CA. He was very passionate about photography, processing and printing his own photos; fishing, he was an excellent cook, but used every pan in the house and taking the family on Sunday drives.
In addition to his mother, Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy (Smith) Goolsby.
He is survived by his daughters, Christine (Michael) Cook, and Barbara (Willo) Naramore; grandchildren, Daryl Naramore, Melissa (Jonathan) White, Tony (Nichole) Colicchio, Joe (Caroline) Colicchio, Lisa Colicchio; 9 great-grandchildren; very special companion, Barbara Stuckey and her children, Dawn (Kim) Welch, Jan (Clayton) Ammons, Jerry (Elizabeth) Champion; along with other relatives and friends.
A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 4p.m. with Bro. Tommy Mitchell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice of Light, 3635 Bienville Blvd. Ocean Springs, MS 39564.
Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated in Escatawpa/Moss Pont, MS is in charge of the arrangements. You may view and sign the online book for Raymond at

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Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562

Heritage Funeral Home
9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States

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