William “Bud” John Gossage, Jr., 85, of Piedmont, SC passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late William and Rita Hipsley Gossage, Sr.
Mr. Gossage proudly served his country in the United States Air Force before beginning his career with the United States Customs Service.
In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his loving wife, Valerie Ann Gossage.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Theresa Gossage Fowler and her husband, Chip, Stephen Michael Gossage and his wife, Betty, and Mark Andrew Gossage and his wife, Teresa; grandchildren, Julie Gossage Mansfield and her husband, Jeff, Stephen Michael Gossage, Jr., Kristen Danielle Gossage, Mark Andrew Gossage, Jr. and his wife, Patricia; great-grandchildren, Jake Mansfield, Savannah Mansfield, Andrew Gossage; and a brother, James Michael Gossage and his wife, Vicki.
Bud and Valerie traveled the world upon retirement along with his good friends. Cruising was his passion. He racked up 40+ cruises during his lifetime. His life was full of friends and family who loved Bud’s wonderful stories, as he was a great storyteller. Bud spent his last few years in Piedmont, SC living with his loving daughter and son-in-law.
For information on future services, please continue to visit the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers, please honor Bud’s memory and make a donation to the Pancreatic Can
cer Action Network by visiting Donate – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org).
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