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William A. Gossett

William Allen Gossett, 83, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2024 at his residence in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was born on October 7, 1940 in Lebanon, Tennessee to the late Allen Roosevelt and Lucille Johnson Gossett. He is survived by his wife Carol. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Dixon Gossett, as well as by his two brothers, Harold Wayne Gossett and Harry LaDon Gossett. He is survived by his sister, Bettye Zier of Lebanon Tennessee. Also surviving are his two daughters, Susan (Mark) Schweitzer of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Charlotte (Jack) Ditty of Asheville, North Carolina, his two step-daughters, Shelley (Mike) Stockton-Bruce and Courtney (Cary) York, both of Somerset, Kentucky. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sarah, Abby, Ben, Luke, and Grace Schweitzer and Sawyer Ditty. They will miss their loving PoPo. Three step-grandchildren survive, Haley (D’Artaghnan) Hudson, Sydney and Ansley York and three step-great grandchildren, Hadilynn, Hollynn, and Haylynn. 

William professed his faith in 1965 at the Fairview Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee. He continued his religious faith as a member of Glendale Christian Church. He also held a position as a board member and chairman of the Hardin County Water Board District #1 which he enjoyed for over 25 years. A very generous supporter and contributor of local civic organizations, William prided himself in also lending a helping hand to those who needed just a little nudge. 

His favorite hobbies have always been his bird dogs. Yogi had continued to be his joy, especially watching her run on the farm and their special way of enjoying a dog cookie. She was such a source of joy for William. In addition, he will always hold in his heart the fishing memories and of course the afternoons playing rook with the guys at the farm. 

His professional career began in the drilling business in 1960 and continued with oil and gas drilling until 2001. In 1985, William traveled to Brazil and stayed approximately 6 months to aid and support the Brazilian Government in the drilling of water wells. After his drilling career, he turned to developing subdivisions and buying and selling land in Hardin County. Becoming restless, he decided to buy land out west and became a rancher in Nebraska and Colorado. He then decided to pursue farming and the cattle business in Hardin County. 

His adventurous career, both personal and professional, slowed down a bit as he got older. After Helen’s long battle with dementia which included his constant care, he reconnected and married Carol, a former employee and long-time friend. She has been his rock and constant companion. He loved dearly his family and many friends and cherished all the memories spent with them.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, May 17, 2024 and from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY.

Funeral services for Mr. Gossett will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the chapel of Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY with Rev. K. Christian Burton and Rev. Mike Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the Otter Creek Cemetery.

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