Jerry Arden Gouge

Published 4:32 pm Friday, March 3, 2017

Jerry Arden Gouge, 81, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Hillview Health Center of Elizabethton. Jerry was born in Carter County, Tenn., April 17, 1935 to Ulysses R. Gouge and Helen Gretchen Pierce Gouge.
Mr. Gouge was a retired chemical laboratory analyst at North American Rayon Corporation of Elizabethton, working there 30 years with his many friends. His favorite pastime was gardening and hiking in the mountains with his special friend, Bill Hicks. He was an avid long distance runner, who regularly won or placed in his many road races.
Mr. Gouge was an Honorably Discharged veteran of the United States Air Force, serving at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., and in Morocco.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Carol Dalton of Elizabethton; two brothers, Gene Gouge and Paul Gouge of Elizabethton; three nephews, Chris Gouge, Terry Dalton and Mark Dalton of Elizabethton; one niece, Azure Gouge, and a special uncle, Bo Gouge of Elizabethton, and brother-in-law, Terry Dalton Sr. of Elizabethton.
It was his wish that no services be planned. Interment is in Caldwell Springs Cemetery.

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