GOSSETT, John Thomas 69, of Leland, NC, passed away on January 25, 2016 after a long hard-fought battle with Amyloidosis. John was born on September 27, 1946 in Stokes, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Naomi Gossett and survived by his wife, Carol Gossett of 40 years; their children, Kelly Hartings (Nick) and Amy Elder (Ryan); cherished grandchildren Emma and Leah Hartings; brothers Allen Gossett, Jr. (Buddy), Bobby Gossett, Ray Gossett, and Ronnie Gossett and sisters, Margaret Lindsay and Faye Marty. John served honorably in the Air Force. Early in his career he worked for Piedmont Airlines, USAIRWAYs and later retired from Northmont City School District in Englewood, OH in 2011. In 2013, John and his wife Carol moved back "home" to North Carolina. John's favorite outdoor activities were golfing, fishing, and gardening. He was also an exceptional cook and enjoyed cooking for his friends and family. John was a husband, father and grandfather of great integrity and love.