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Charles Wayland Goza

d. February 3, 2016

Charles Wayland Goza, 86, of Cleveland, TN., passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Mr. Goza was the son of the late Charles and Evie Mae Goza; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Doris Goza; sister, Bobbie Blalock; and brother, JH.D. Goza.

Mr. Goza was a lifelong salesman, an avid golfer.  He played minor league baseball for eight years for the Panama City Fliers and was recruited to play football for the University of Alabama.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughter, Dee Hendrick and husband Dr. John Hendrick of Johnson City, TN; sons, Jay Goza and Bud Goza and wife Jennifer, all of Cleveland; sister, Hilda Knapp of Miami, Florida; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Michigan Avenue Baptist Church on Saturday, February 6, from 3-5p.m. with a memorial service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Michigan Avenue Baptist Church Music fund.

Arrangements are being handled by Grissom-Serenity Funeral Home. 

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