September 28, 2013

Fred Gober

— Fred Gober, 83, of Dalton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Hamilton Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Donna Gober.

He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Dug Gap Baptist Church.

Mr. Gober retired from Monsanto. During his career at Monsanto, he received achievement awards in the development of texturized turfs and synthetic surfaces.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joy Gober of the residence; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Ronnie Newton of Dalton; son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Patti Gober of Dalton; three grandchildren, Kelly Montieth and fiancé Paul Barnett of Atlanta, Blake and Becky Gober of Dalton and Spencer Gober of Philadelphia, Pa.; three great-grandchildren, Emory Gober, Hannah and Hunter Hawkins; nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral to honor the life of Fred Gober will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at West Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Bret Yaegar officiating. Pallbearers will be members of the Dalton Fire Department.

The family will receive friends Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium of Dalton First United Methodist Church.  

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church or Dalton First United Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton. For more information, call (706) 259-7455.