age 69, of DeSoto, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 at his home. He was born May 20, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late Mary Ruth (nee Gant) and Earl Gooch, Jr.
He is survived by his wife Connie Jo (nee Schlosser) Gooch; son Chris (Alicia) Gooch of DeSoto; brother Greg (Carol) Gooch of Crystal City, Missouri; sister Beth (Jeff) Hindman of Festus, Missouri; brothers-in-law Steve (Janie) Schlosser of Lakewood, Colorado, and Ed Schlosser of Fountain, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was the broker owner/operator of Empire and Century 21 Team Realty in DeSoto; past president of the Jefferson County Board of Realtors; a charter member of the Plattin Rock Boat Club; and had served in St. Louis with AmeriCorps Vista (Volunteers in Service to America) in the early 1970's. He was an avid outdoorsman; hunter and fisherman; and member of the NRA and Conservation Federation of Missouri.
A memorial service with be held at a later date. Memorials may be made the charity of the donor's choice.