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Sandy Paul Goss

April 24, 1947 — May 12, 2020

Born on April 24, 1947 in Batesville, MS. He passed away at his home in Pope, Ms on May 12, 2020. He is survived by his daughter Sarah Linton (Jake) of Southaven, MS his Grandbuddy Jackson and a second Grandbuddy on the way Whit, his brother David Goss ( Jewell ) of Batesville, MS , Aunt Joyce Stallings of Marks, MS , nephews Tim Goss ( Nikki ) of Batesville, MS and Ken Goss of Germantown, TN , 3 great nephews and 1 great niece , and more friends than any one person could hope for. He is preceded in death by his father Lloyd Kenneth Goss, his mother Sarah Ruth Holstine and two brothers Kenneth Irving Goss and Jerry Glen Goss.

Sandy enlisted in the United States Army and was a medic in the Vietnam War. After returning he made is his way to Texas where he became a prize winning equestrian and Tennessee Walking Horse trainer. He reminisced about his Texas days often.

He made his way back home and went on to work for Commercial Carriers/Allied Systems where he retired after 30 + years as a car hauler. He continued to be life long friends with so many of his coworkers.

He loved to deer hunt and crappie fish. Cooking was another talent of his. He gave so many people everlasting memories with his yearly crawfish boils and feeding his friends on weekends. He was mighty proud of a 1st place trophy he had in a BBQ contest as well. Corvette enthusiast was another hobby of his. He owned 22 over his life and just recently did he sell #22. He bought himself a truck only so he would have enough room to cart around both of his grandsons.

Sandy could not stay in retirement too long. He refused to be “bored”. He decided to take on a part time job with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department that quickly became a full time thing for him. He absolutely loved it. A Corvette driving Sheriff’s Deputy was the title he needed! He respected the opportunity to carry a badge but for him being a deputy kept him involved in his hometown that he loved so much. Everyday he saw it as a chance to not only keep his community safer but to be of service to his friends. He didn’t care what his checklist looked like each day, he happily did it. He worked his last  day as a deputy this past December.

Sandy loved spending his time playing cards and dominos with a lot of his friends at their clubhouse. He continued to still make his way around town checking in with all of his friends and making sure to keep everyone up to date on politics. He could keep a conversation going for hours on politics, local and nationally. He might not have always agreed with you but none the less he appreciated the talk. Sandy was brutally honest to a fault but he never waivered from always doing the right thing and insisted you do the same.

Sandy had a lot of love for a lot of people and a lot of things but above all his family came first. He was “Pappy” to his “grand buddy” Jackson and soon to be a second grandson, Whit. When they were together it was chocolate milkshakes, golf cart rides and shopping trips. Spoiling his grandson is what he did best. When they weren’t together he never missed a day to call and check in on him. Most days he did this more than once. He did this with all of his family. Whether it was a phone call or a quick trip by your house he made sure his family had what they needed and let you know he was thinking about you.

He was a Dad like no other. I can assure you of that. He was a worry wart but he taught lessons that stuck with you. He wanted to make sure I knew how to take care of myself but if I was ever unsure or needed help he was anxiously waiting. Looking back he really was one unique man. Predictable but unique. I will always see him in a collared shirt, pressed Wranglers and his signature ostrich cowboy boots. He was the epitome of southern. Use your manners, earn what you have and be grateful for it, and always do the right thing even if it is the harder thing. I am going to miss him more than I thought I could. I know everyone that knew him will too. Rest easy Dad.

Wells Funeral Home has charge.


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