Rev. Claude C. GougeFebruary 5, 1951 ~ September 6, 2017 (age 66)
Rev. Claude C. Gouge, age 66, of Marion, while surrounded by his loving family and friends, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at his residence. A native of McDowell County, North Carolina, born February 05, 1951, he was the son of the late Fulton and Selma Pack Gouge. Claude was preceded in death by a sister, Rosa Ellis and a niece Kim Perkins.
Having been an ordained Baptist Minister for 21 years; Rev. Gouge retired from Baxter’s Healthcare after 33 years of service. He had also served in the prison ministry for over 20 years; and was the owner of Silverstone Fabrication, where he invented the MotorMate. A charter member of Clear Water Bass Masters Association, he was also a member of Turkey Cove Baptist Church. Rev. Gouge was a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Audrey J. Gouge; one son, Richard Gouge (Tammy); one daughter, Carrie Robinson (Sam); Bryan Silvers and Kevin Glenn, who Claude thought of as his adopted son’s; two sisters, Anita Dulaney (J.D.) and Anna McKinney (John); three grandchildren, Austin Robinson, Isaiah Robinson and Andrew Robinson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 08, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service & Crematory in Marion.
A funeral service to honor the life of Rev. Gouge will be held on Saturday, September 09, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Turkey Cove Baptist Church with Rev. David Edwards officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by the United States Army, will follow in the church cemetery.
Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Rev. Gouge’s memory are asked to consider, Turkey Cove Baptist Church’s Mission Fund, P.O. Box 3122, Marion, North Carolina 28752.
Turkey Cove Baptist Church's Mission Fund
P.O. Box 3122, Marion NC 28752