Dale D. Goss

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Dale D. Goss, 55, a life-time resident of Waco, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2008 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 10AM Tuesday, September 16th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Cummings officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Monday, September 15th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Mr. Goss will be available for viewing at Noon on Monday. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Dale was born November 11, 1952 in Waco to James W. and Mildred Ann (Lowery) Goss. He graduated from University High School. He worked for Owens-Illinois Glass Co. for 34 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Melanie Lowrey; and sister-in-law, Paula Cawthon.

Survivors include wife, Jana Goss of China Spring; daughters, Lindsey Poenitzsch and husband, Kyle of El Campo, and Brianne Kirby and husband, Brent of Dallas; son, Landon Goss and wife, Kara of Indianapolis, IN; step-son, Brad Butler of China Spring; step-daughter, Leah Butler of Port Arthur; sister, Kim Makovy and husband, Darrell of Lorena; brother, Robert R. Goss and wife, Karla of Dallas; grandchildren, Cameron Williams, Dean Poenitzsch and Amelia Emerson; aunts and uncle, Loyce Ellis, Johnny Lowery and wife, Doris, all of Waco; mother-in-law, Jeanette Loden of China Spring; father-in-law, Truman Loden and wife, Ozella of Abilene; sister-in-law, Laura Lambert and husband, Chuck of China Spring; brother-in-law, Ronnie Cawthon of China Spring; special cousin, Sandie Paris and husband, Ronnie of Lorena; and all other beloved family members.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Lindsey, Brianne, Landon, Jana, and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. My heart goes out to all of you. Dale was always such a joy to be around- I have many delightful memories of him beginning back when I was just a little girl. I pray for your peace and that your memories of Dale remind you that he is there beside you, every day, and that his love is with you, always. With Love, Amy

  2. I had the pleasure of meeting Dale at fish pond surgery center where he was a patient.He was also a co-worker of my husbands. He had such a friendly smile & personality that he made me laugh, as I am sure he did others. I am glad that i met him. My prayers go out to the family Iam sure he will be missed dearly.

  3. Anntoinette, Amber, Austin Amaro

    Kim, Amy,& Shaylie: We just want to send you our condolences on the loss of your brother, uncle & great uncle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of pain and sorrow and know that he is now in a better place.

  4. Dear Lindsey and Kyle,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you today. I know how difficult the loss of a dad can be.
    With love,

  5. To Dale’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss Dale was a good person and I enjoyed having him as a classmate & friend at University High.

  6. The loss of Uncle Dale is shocking and sad. The world lost an awesome man with solid character. I will miss looking up at him! God bless you Jana, Lindsey, Brianne, and Landon. I am praying for you. May God comfort you in this difficult time.

  7. We just wanted to express our sympathy to the Goss family. Since learning of Dale’s situation, you have been in our prayers and will remain so.

  8. Carl & Ophelia Downing

    Dear Goss family, Ronnie & Brad,
    Dale is up with Paula now and they are reunited with stories to tell each other. They are watching over us and will be our guardian angels until it is our time to join them. Call us if you need anything! Love ya’ll.

  9. Carrie & Jeff Stogner

    Our prayers are with your entire family.

  10. Cbby and Sandie Rod

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Chandra Spenrath

    You and your family are being showered in prayer. May you feel the love of God and the peace that only our Lord can give you through this difficult time.

    John 16:33 "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Lindsey, Kyle and Dean,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    God Bless you,
    Rocky, Debbie and Matthew Hamman

  14. Diane Bustamante

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. It’s not easy losing a father. I’ll will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with each of the family members, especially Lindsey and Kyle as I know them personally. May God guard and guide each step of your life and keep your Dad’s memory alive. He will always be there in memory and remembering all that he taught and shared will help comfort you.

  17. Ed and Jennifer Jefferson

    Our love and prayers are with you and your time during this time.

    With sympathy,
    Ed, Jennifer, Gavin and Caitlyn Jefferson

  18. Lindsey, Kyle, & Dean – Please know that you are in my prayers. I am sure your dad is in heaven with the angels rejoicing!
    With sympathy,

  19. Dale made a fantastic impact on so many young lives during his years with softball. My daughter, Kori Kitcher McWhorter, was one of those girls who went to school with Lindsay and was coached by Dale. He had the patience and knew just how to pull out the best in them both on and off the field. To Dana, Lindsay and all of the family we morn your loss, Dale will not be forgotten.

  20. How appropriate to have the baseball background for Dale!
    Our kids and baseball was a passion that he and I shared…except maybe the Yankees…but Dale was such a awesome guy, that I forgave him of that flaw!
    Jana & Dale and my husband & I would sit along the baseline at the Midway baseball games cheering on our boys and sharing stories about our kids during sweltering heat or freezing cold!
    Dale always kept a score sheet so if I missed something because I was "socializing" too much, he could tell me what I missed.
    Many times, as I reminisce about the "good ‘ol days", my mind naturally drifts to the baseball field and of course Dale is right there, a huge part of those memories.
    Jana, Landon, and family…
    My heart breaks for your loss.
    The guestbook entries really tell the story of a wonderful person and how he touched many people’s lives…I hope that as you read them, it brings you a certain peace that helps you through the difficult days ahead.
    You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Martin Family
    Kenneth, Ginni, Justin & Randi

  21. Jana, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I only met your husband once, but he struck me as a good man. My thoughts are with you. Glen

  22. My sincere sympathy for the loss of your dad, Lindsey. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this time.

  23. Heath and Emily Bush

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  24. Jaime and Leigh Ann Villarrial

    To Jana:

    This is extremely devastating to our family and it’s so hard to believe our Uncle Dale is gone. We love you and are praying for you daily.

    To Lindsay, Brianne & Landon:

    We know the pain of losing a parent and we hope that you’ll take the good memories that you had with him and hang on to those to get you through this. Your Dad was a real genuine man with a wonderful sense of humor, Uncle Dale always knew how to make us laugh. Please know that we are praying for you and he will be greatly missed.

  25. Jana,
    You have meant so much to Karen’s and my mom, Merle Etheridge in the past several months. You have been so instrumental in her being able to become ambulatory again after her fall. We are wanting you to know that we are so very sorry for your loss of your husband Dale. Our families will be praying for you and your family.

  26. I’m so sorry to hear about Dale’s passing. He was a good friend of my family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. Jeanette Findley "Speechie"

    Dear Jana,

    I am trained to be a master of language, and yet words cannot express my sadness for what you have been through, and for your loss. Please call me if you need a friend to listen or just to hang out sometime. We will keep in touch!

  28. I have known Dale for 33 years. I am so sorry for your loss. He was one of my best friends. We could talk for hours about sports and things. I was glad he retired like I had ,because we could go to some football games together. I am going to miss him . He was such a good guy and friend.

  29. Julie Moerls, Wesley Woods

    To you and your family; I am so sorry for your loss.

  30. Lindsey, I am so sorry. You and your family are in our prayers. We love you and Kyle and Dean.

  31. Lindsey and Kyle, our hearts and prayers are with you. God has a plan for all of us and we don’t get to ask questions. The loss is an ending for us, but for him it is a new beginning. Have comfort knowing that Galatians 1:4 tells us, "I am delivered from the evils of this present world for it is the will of God." Let us know what we can do. Kerry, Sue, Bryce and Brock

  32. Kevin & Shawna Wied

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Lindsey and Kyle,Please let us know if there is anything that we can do.

  33. we are sorry for your loss. we will be praying for you and your family

  34. My deepest sympathy

  35. Lee Ann Thompson Mitchell

    Randy, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

  36. Why is it that it’s when we lose someone that we realize how much we’re going to miss them?
    Dance with the angels, Dale.

  37. Our thoughts are with you.

  38. Dear jana,
    Even though I didn’t know your husband, I knew you in Jr. High and High School at University class of 1977. We also played in the Band together.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I understand what it’s like to lose a spouse since I lost mine 3 1/2 years ago.
    You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers. This is not an easy time when one loses a loved one, but we can take comfort in knowing that we will see our loved ones again at the Return of Christ. Jana, if you ever want to talk, share ypour heart or just cry, with someone who understands
    what you are and will be going through you are welcome to call me or email me. Again I’m sorry to hear about your husband. From what I’ve read about him I know deep in my heart he was a good and wonderful person, husband and father. Take care.

    Love ya,
    Michael Matthys

  39. Lindsey and Kyle, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Goss. I remember seeing him playing with Dean in front of your house, and I hope the fond memories will sustain you through your grief.
    God Bless you and your family.

  40. Our prayers are with you through this difficult time.

  41. Lindsey and Kyle, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family-
    God Bless,
    Mitchell, Robin and Holden

  42. We are thinking of you in your time of loss. Dwell on the memories.

  43. Dear Jana, Lindsey, Brianne. and Landon. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the days ahead. I don’t need to tell you what a wonderful husband and father you had. He also was a great friend to many. Jerry and I were two of those friends. I never saw him without a big grin on his face. He loved sports as much as Jerry does. They could sit for hours just talking sports. He always would enclude me in the conversation if I was there. Shared good meals and good times together. We will miss him tremendouly. He could keep you in stitches from his jokes too. He had a great love for his children. He was always telling us and keeping us up to date on what you were doing. God has a new angel today. I know all his family up there are rejoicing in their reunion.


  45. Lindsey, I am so very saddened to hear of your dad! I know that nothing I can say or do will lessen the pain you are feeling. Please know, though, that I am praying for you and your family. As I told you earlier, if there is ANYTHING at all here in EC that I can help you with, do not hesitate a second to let me be of service to you.

  46. Shane & Mary Beth Wagner

    Lindsey, I am so sorry for your loss. I know God will give you and your family the strength to get through this time. Our prayers are with you.

  47. Shane, Jennifer and Aiden Christopher Goss

    Uncle Dale,

    I am still not able to fathom that you are gone. It seems like yesterday you were at our wedding with Jana. You came up to me and hugged me and told me you were so proud of me for turning my life around. I will never forget your infectious smile and love for your family. I know our Lord is truly blessed to welcome a man, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend of your awesome nature into his kingdom. You’ve definitely lived your calling on this earth and for that I will never forget you. We love you and miss you.

    Your Loving Nephew,


  48. Dear family: So sorry I couldn’t be there with you. Please know that my sincere prayers are with you. I know this is a difficult time; however, I have very fond memories of Dale and our times as children. I will always remember the summer I was 13, babysitting Randy, Melanie, Dale and Kim during the day while Aunt Millie and Uncle Jimmie worked. It was a good summer. Love and sympathy to all. Sherry

  49. steve & chris saenz

    Our deepest sympathy during this time in your life. May God bless you and comfort you and your family.

    In His service,
    Steve and Chris Saenz

  50. The Gary Poenitzsch Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  51. The Jerry Ellis Family

    Our prayers are with you and your Family through this difficult time.


    Lindsey, Kyle & Dean – You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless you all. Love ya, Uncle Joe Mike, Aunt Diane & Family

  53. Lindsey and Kyle,
    I am so sorry. Dad’s hold a special and dear place with a daughter. I will have to share a poem with you that helped me get through when my dad passed away.

    Love ya,

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