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Walter James Gooch



Public Viewing:
3 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013
Scales & Sons Chapel, 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Visitation With The Family:
11 - 12 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013
Allen Chapel AME Church, 224 S. Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life Service:
12 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013
Allen Chapel AME Church, 224 S. Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
Following the service on Friday, November 8, 2013
Evergreen Cemetery

Walter J. Gooch was born October 13, 1935 in Rutherford County, Tennessee to Katherine and James Gooch. He departed this life on November 4, 2013.

Walter was married to Fannie Avent Gooch for 42 years

He was educated in the Rutherford County School System. Walter was a member of Allen Chapel Church for 42 years until his health began to fail.

Walter worked for the Murfreesboro Police Department for 30 years. He retired Chief of the Detective Department.

Walter leaves to cherish his memory, sister, Bobby Martin; nieces, Janice (Ramon) Collins, Beverly (Bill) Harris, Larry Avent and Malcolm (Ana) Avent, nephews Howard, George, and Ricky Henderson; a very devoted sister-in-law, Willie Mai Avent; very devoted family members, Gail (Rutherford) Stone, Ella Mae Allen; cousins Allen, Lewis, Talley, Harding, Cloyd, William, Gooch, Drew and Shepherd; friends James McClain, Robert Owens, Ernest Knight, Mrs. Gladys Williams and Mrs. Stella Daniels; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The Murfreesboro Police Department.

John 14:1-3

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371