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Vance Corbin Gosnell

January 2, 1931 March 23, 2018
Vance Corbin Gosnell
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Obituary for Vance Corbin Gosnell

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Vance Corbin Gosnell, age 87, a well-known local bluegrass musician, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. Joseph’s LTAC unit. He fought a very hard and courageous battle for the last 3 years. Vance served in the US army from 1952 to 1954, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was a carpenter and builder by trade. After leaving the Army, he started his music career and was fortunate enough to get to play with the famous Don Reno, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. He played several years at Ghost Town in the Sky and on most summer weekends, you would find him at the Shindig on the Green. Bluegrass music was a huge part of his life. He played most all stringed instruments and all by ear. He never took any lessons.

Born January 2, 1931, Mr. Gosnell was a son of the late Leroy and Claudia Ammons Gosnell. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Pender, Howard and Herman Gosnell and a sister, Geneva Gosnell Roberts.

Vance is survived by his: wife of 62 years, Mary Ellen Gosnell; daughters, Teresa (Jackie) Smith, Marsha Webb, Vickie Massey (Gary); son, Douglas Gosnell; four grandchildren, Amanda Baldwin (Tanner), Daniel Webb, Lynette Smith and Kandace Allen; great granddaughter, Abbie Grace Baldwin; brother Harley Gosnell of Hickory and sister, Leona Sumner of SC.

Funeral services for Mr. Gosnell will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27th in the Chapel of Madison Funeral Services conducted by Pastors Preston Church and Larry Sprouse. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. prior to the service. A private burial will follow in the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery at a later date.

The family would like to extend special thanks to sister-in-law, Mary Gosnell and Niece, Diane Eldridge for all their help and support.


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Visitation

Tuesday

27

Mar

5:00 PM 3/27/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/27/2018 7:00:00 PM
Madison Funeral Services

1750 Hwy 213
Marshall, NC 28753

Madison Funeral Services
1750 Hwy 213 Marshall 28753 NC
United States

Funeral

Tuesday

27

Mar

7:00 PM 3/27/2018 7:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/27/2018 8:00:00 PM
Madison Funeral Services

1750 Hwy 213
Marshall, NC 28753

Madison Funeral Services
1750 Hwy 213 Marshall 28753 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

962 Old US HWY 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711

962 Old US HWY 70 Black Mountain 28711 NC
United States
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