May 2, 1948 ~ June 10, 2019

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Michael Edward Gosnell, Sr., 71, of Asheville, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at Mission Hospital.

A lifelong resident of Asheville, Michael was a son of the late Woodrow and Reva Clark Gosnell. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Gosnell, and his first wife, Linda Willis Gosnell.

Michael was a Vietnam Veteran. He retired from the Post Office in 2000 after 27 years of service. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason, and Shriner since 1981. He was also of the baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy Gosnell; children, Christina Gosnell Romick, Michael Edward Gosnell “Bubba,” Jr., Vanessa Mills, Patrick Sheehan, and Kelly Moreland; grandchildren, Hollie, Peyton, Alex, Camryn, Logan, Lindsey, Cassie, Emma, and Erin; great-grandchildren, Calli and McKenna; brother, John Gosnell; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Mr. Gosnell will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


Visitation: June 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Memorial Service: June 17, 2019 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806



Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Mike was a jovial, fun loving person and a good husband to my best friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  2. uncle mike was a good man done a lot for me when i was young wish i could have spent more time with him

    No one hears the door that opens
    Through which they pass beyond recall;
    Soft as loosened leaves of roses,
    One by one our Loved ones fall.
    From our chain this link has fallen;
    In our land his star has set;
    But enshrined on memory’s tablet,
    His true worth we’ll ne’er forget.

    Behold his perfect ashlar stands
    As he has made it, square and true,
    To grace that house not made with hands,
    Invisible to mortal view.
    His labor done, his journey o’er,
    Reward has come with his release,
    He rests upon the farther shore
    With God in God’s eternal peace.

    There is a stream that all must cross,
    The river of human years;
    Now lying calm in the summer light,
    Now splashed with the rain of human tears.
    Out of the hills of God it flows,
    And on to the shoreless sea,
    Here the noontide sun no shadow throws,
    And time is eternity. -Author Unknown-

  4. I worked with Mike several years at the US Postal Service processing facility on Brevard road. My prayers are with all his family.

  5. I worked with Goose, as he was called at the Asheville Processing & Distribution Facility for 10 or so years. He could be crabby at times, but there was always a glint of mischief in his eyes, learned a lot from him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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