Jack O. Goree

Jack Osborne Goree, 79, of Newberry, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on December 10, 1931, in Newberry, he was a son of the late O.S. “Bub” and Lillie Johnson Goree. He was retired from the S.C. National Guard and the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Goree was a member of College Street Baptist Church where he sang in the church choir. He played in the National Guard Band, was a leader of Boy Scout Troop #69 for many years and was a member of the Newberry Exchange Club of which he had served as a former president.

He is survived by his wife, Virgie Moore Goree; step-daughters, Cathy (Wayne) Mitchell of Newberry and Donna (Tommy) Bumgardner of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sisters, Lou (Art) Collier of Lancaster and Doris Mohler of Newberry; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; four nieces and a nephew. Mr. Goree was predeceased by brothers, James Edward Goree, Billy Goree, Furman Goree, Irby Goree and Virgil Goree.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2011, at College Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Ken Ferrell. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to College Street Baptist Church, 3240 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#6 Willie Johnson 2011-05-07 11:37
Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. Remembering all the good times we enjoyed through the years.
#5 willie/marie johnson 2011-05-06 09:58
our deepest sympathy to the whole family. our love and prayers are with you all. may GOD bless you all thru this hard time.

willie and marie
#4 Helen Griffin 2011-05-06 07:09
I think of you often and pray for you always. I miss seeing you! You have my condolences. God bless you.
#3 Melvin Price 2011-05-05 23:19

Iam sorry to hear of your loss of Jack. He and I were members of the Newberry Concert Band (West End Mill band)as well as the 246th Army Band.

My thoughts and prayers are will you and all of his loved ones during the time of your sorrow.
#2 June Nelson 2011-05-05 13:39
Virgie, Am truly sorry to see where Jack had passed away. Am so glad you had those happy years together. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With Love June
#1 Ellen Mack 2011-05-05 10:12
Grandma Virgie and family, you have my deepest sympathy. He will be greatly missed. Please let me know if there is anything you need. You will be in my prayers.

God Bless You,

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