Services for John Charles Gouldthorpe Jr., 87, of Tyler, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Landmark Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Daniels and Dr. Scottie Short officiating under direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Gouldthorpe went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 11, 2014, with his loving family surrounding him. He was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Greene, Ohio, to the late John Charles Gouldthorpe Sr. and Edith Mae Griffith Gouldthorpe.
John served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II
and retired as a maintenance supervisor for National Homes. He was also the owner and operator of Old City Antiques in Tyler. He loved searching for interesting things for resale. He was very active in Mission Works through the church and was a member of Landmark Baptist Church. He loved working with the youth, teaching and educating them.
He was preceded in death by not only his parents, but by a son, J. Brad Gouldthorpe; a sister, Jean Moore; and a brother, Gaylord Gouldthorpe.
His loving family who survives him are his wife of seven years, Becky Gouldthorpe; 11 children and their spouses, Rodney and Janet Gouldthorpe, Dianne and Floyd Howell, Sandy and Mark Barron, Becky and Paul Erb, Tammy and Ted Cope, Tricia Thurman, Randy and Carolyn Gouldthorpe, Ronda and Robert Towery, Kathy and Glen Elliott, Sylvia Featherston and Teresa and Duane Petty; one brother, Earnest Gouldthorpe; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Merriam Finch and Laverne and Richard Hammond; 31 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.