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Richard "Rich" Gosling, Jr

July 11, 1952 ~ September 16, 2021 (age 69)


Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Rich Gosling, Jr, age 69, of Sewanee. Mr. Gosling passed from this life on September 16, 2021 at TriStar Stonecrest Hospital, Smyrna, TN. He was born on July 11, 1952 in Neptune, NJ, to Richard W., MD and Ann Parry Gosling, MD.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Kris (Keppler), two sons, Chris (Lynn) of Saranac Lake, NY, and Dave of Lynchburg, VA, stepdaughter Tori (Stevie) Counts, of Tullahoma, twin sister Ann (Miles) Winder, sisters Amy (Larry) Cooperstein, MD, Gayle (Kent) Seratt, and brothers Walter(Lily) Gosling and Parry (Laura) Gosling, four grandsons, two granddaughters, and twelve nieces and nephews.

He worked for over thirty years as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, first in PA before moving to Sewanee in 1990 to work at Harton Hospital in Tullahoma, where he worked for twenty-three years. After leaving Harton he did locum tenens work in TN and KY before finishing his career at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems in Winchester. He was a wonderful husband , father, brother, and the best Granddad Goose.

He was also an avid reader and loved to play games. He will be remembered for his perseverance and fierce determination to overcome the many health issues he faced without a single complaint. A service will be held this summer. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Blue Monarch, P. O. Box 1207, Monteagle, TN. 37356 or the Emerald Hodgson Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 343, Sewanee, TN 37375

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