April 21, 1972 – September 15, 2017
New Albany-Jon Michael Gooch, age 45, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. He was born April 21, 1972 in Cleveland, MS to Jerry Gooch and Mary Ann Spencer Gooch.
He grew up in Greenville, MS and moved to Union County in 1989. He was a 1991 graduate of Ingomar High School. He served in the National Guard and completed his basic training at Fort Knox, KY. On December 16, 1995, he married his high school sweetheart, Jill Matkins. He was owner of Oxford Sports Cards and Memorabilia and was an avid Ole Miss fan. He was passionate about collecting Indian artifacts and had a vast collection of arrowheads. He was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church and a Mason.
Services will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Ingomar Baptist Church with Dr. Terry Cutrer and Bro. Perry Reed officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be at Vista Memorial Park in New Albany. United Funeral Service will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of twenty one years, Jill Matkins Gooch of Ingomar; two teenage daughters, Morgan Gooch and Jordan Gooch; his mother and step-father, Mary Ann and Clyde Wood of Water Valley; his step-mother, Wanda Gooch of Ingomar; three brothers, Jeff Gooch (Jennifer) of Collierville, TN; Matthew Gooch (Ashley) of Myrtle and Luke Gooch (Nicole) of Myrtle; father and mother in-law, Billy and Kay Matkins of Ingomar; brother-in-law, Chris Matkins (Melanie) of Myrtle; grandmother-in-law, Geraldine Christy of Ingomar; three nieces; and nine nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Gooch; a brother, Mark Gooch; and grandparents, Cecil and Hattie Lou Gooch, W.J. and Ulner Dean Spencer.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Gooch, Matthew Gooch, Luke Gooch, Brian Jones, Bert Bryant and Jason McMillen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ingomar Baptist Church Building Fund, 1112 County Road 90, New Albany, MS 38652.
In honor of Mr. Gooch’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army flag during the visitation and service.