David Gooch

David Nelson Gooch

Saturday, August 17th, 1929 - Monday, March 30th, 2020
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Colonel David N Gooch, USAF Retired

Arlington - Dave Gooch passed away March 30, 2020 and joined, Donna, the love of his life and wife of 67 years.

Interment - Will be scheduled with military honors at the DFW National Cemetery at a later date.

Dave was a soft spoken man who loved his church, family and career. Dave proudly served his country in various capacities while in the Air Force, including Base, Wing and Squadron Commanders, and serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. Among all the various assignments he had over 28 years, he boasted the most about being a Top Gun pilot.

Survivors - Son and daughter in law, Paul and Beverly; grandson and wife, Carson and Natalie; and two great granddaughters, Collins and Meyer, as well as many Gooch nieces and nephews in Kirksville Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Alzheimer's Association.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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    Monday, April 13th, 2020 | 9:00am
    Monday, April 13th, 2020 9:00am
    Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, TX 75211
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Harriet Motter

Posted at 07:21pm
Sending Sincere condolences and prayers for your strength at this sad time.
Dave and Donna were wonderful friends. They are missed - always remembering
fondly the many good times we had together. Harriet Motter

Burton Beard

Posted at 10:03am
The whole Beard family in Kirksville sends our condolences and love. We are praying the Dave and Donna are having a wonderful reunion in heaven. And Uncle Dick is saying to his brother "what took you so long to get here?"

Lynn Coolman

Posted at 08:51am
On behalf of Carepath Hospice…we offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the dearly departed. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. God bless each and every one of you during this time of grief and sorrow. Respectfully, Lynn Coolman – Bereavement Coordinator, Carepath Healthcare – (Pastoral Care Team) for Family Support.

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