Terry Gohn, age 59, of Jackson went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 26, 2016 after a courageous two year battle with cancer.

He was born October 16, 1956 in Cape Girardeau the son of Lloyd and Marie Dickerson Gohn. He and Jaci McDowell were married September 18, 1976.  They were blessed with two sons, Adam and his wife Shvetha; and Eli all of Cape Girardeau. They were the joy of his life.

Terry had one brother Mike (Dawn) Gohn of Bridgeton, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Judy Bryant and Jan Nicholson of Jackson; a brother-in-law, Larry (Shirley) Bock of Gordonville; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews.

Terry was a graduate of Jackson Sr. High School. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Crossroads Fellowship Church in Jackson. Throughout his time with these churches, Terry served in various capacities and positions, including the leadership team, small group leader and host, and Sunday school teacher.  Also at Cross Roads church he was known as “the Coffee Man”.

He had a 30 year career in the insurance business working many years with Miller Mutual Insurance Company and later at AAA Insurance Company in Cape Girardeau. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, camping, trout fishing, playing cards, and watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball.

He was preceded in death by his father; a sister-in-law, Jane Bock; and a brother-in-law, O. W. Bryant.

Visitation will be Monday, March 28, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Jackson.

The funeral will be Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at 10 a.m., at the church with Rev. Lucas Clabough, Dr. Brian Anderson, and Rev. Joe Rowley officiating.  Burial will follow at New Bethel Cemetery near Pocahontas, Missouri.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, First Baptist Church, Cross Roads Fellowship Church, or the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

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  1. Pat Golden

    So sorry. Praying for family.

  2. Eric Birk

    Sorry for the loss of your dad, Adam

  3. Tanya Johnson Monroe

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  4. Dee Maupin

    Jaci, Adam, Eli, and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have always respected and admired Terry as a fine person and wonderful man of God. He lived life well.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  5. Carolyn Mayberry Duenler

    So sorry to hear this, such a kind gentle man, sending prayers for comfort

  6. Kathy Schmid

    So sorry for your loss! We will keep you close in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love and sympathy to you and your sweet family.
    Kathy and Tom Schmid

  7. Margaret Tallent

    So many hearts are sad today but Terry is rejoicing on Easter at the feet of Jesus. He will be sorely missed, My prayers are for Jaci and family that they know God is walking with them through these difficult days. God will never leave you!

  8. Jack and Bonnie Knowlan

    Jack, Adam, Eli and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Terry was such a great person – always so nice to everyone, with that great smile on his face. He will be missed.

    We will be praying for God’s grace and mercy during this sad time.

  9. Karen Kight

    Jaci, Adam and Eli,

    What wonderful memories we will all have of Terry. He was kind, thoughtful and always had a smile. I will remember him as a student and friend. He had the heart of a servant leader. I know you will miss him so much, and many of us will miss him too.
    Jaci and sons I know he loved you all so very much and was so proud of his family.

    Karen Kight

  10. Diane Mangels

    Jaci & family;

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Diane Manges

  11. Jerry and Mary Huskey

    Jaci, Adam, Eli and family,

    We were so very sorry to hear about Terry. You have our deepest sympathy.
    He will be greatly missed but we know he is in Heaven rejoicing with His Lord.

    Jerry and Mary Huskey

  12. Holt

    I still remember 7th Grade football with coach Gohn. He was an inspirational coach and leader and a guy you wanted to work hard for. A gentle giant, of sorts. My sincerest condolences, Mrs. Jaci, Adam, & Eli. Sorry I couldn’t have been there in person to honor him today. Know your family is in our hearts and prayers.

    Holt & Ashley Walker

  13. Dixie Grantham

    We were so very sorry to read of Terry’s passing. A gentle giant. He loved and enjoyed his kids so very much, just as a great dad does. Keeping you in our prayers. Hold tight to all those great memories.

  14. David and Nancy McDowell Cheek

    Jaci and family, we are saddened to learn of the passing of Terry. We offer all of you our sincere sympathy. May God comfort you now and in the days ahead. David and Nancy McDowell Cheek

  15. Mike and Connie Brothers

    So sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. We enjoyed talking and bowling with you and Terry. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Tammy Schaper

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss Jaci, always enjoyed chatting with you both catching up with our Marine sons, now young men. Please feel free to ask if you ever need anything. God Bless!!

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