In Memory

Kevin T. Goss

Kevin T. Goss

Kevin T Goss, 69, of Brighton, died at 5:55 am on Thursday October 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on August 12, 1951 in Alton to the late Wallace and Shirley (Voorhees) Goss.

Kevin worked many jobs throughout his life but was a master auto mechanic for most of it.  He had a passion for anything automotive that started at a young age.  This included a stellar racing career throughout the midwest driving the famed “Triple Nickel”.  One of his greatest career achievements was owning and operating Goss Auto Repair in Godfrey.  Later in his career, he transitioned to construction maintenance supervisor with J.J. Wuellner Construction and Jun Construction.

Kevin was president and founding member of the Great River Road Dune Buggies.  He loved building and assisting others with their buggies.  You could find him most Sunday’s riding in his buggy with his many friends. He also served as a Knights of Columbus member. Kevin enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. He loved the outdoors, boating, hanging out in the garage, and enjoying a cold beer. He loved his kids (goats) Jessie and James and his two dogs Trip and Eight.

He is survived by his son, Kevin (Jamie) Goss of Jerseyville; significant other Amy Crane of Brighton; three grandchildren Jaleigh, Hadley, and Ella; ten siblings Wallace Goss, Sharon (Leroy) Rensing, Bob (Elaine) Goss, Diane (Ron) Mead, Larry (Mary) Goss, Denny (Mely) Goss, Mary (Randy) Jones, Donnie (Jane) Goss, Debbie (Kink) Kruse, and Theresa Goss; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Also, lifelong friend (brother) Mike Batchelor.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, sister in law Marie Goss, nephew Kenny Heater, and his beloved duck D…Weed.

Visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of funeral service at 1 pm on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton.

Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Great River Road Dune Buggies Club for their charitable events (Christmas toy drive, food drive, etc.).

The family requests casual attire…. Love ya man!

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10/10/20 12:52 PM #1    

Peggy Crane (Weber)

Gone too young. Kevin was a great person. His significant other is my cousin. He was always ready to live life to the fullest. Amy kept him young. He will be greatly missed by many. R.I.P. Kevin. Godspeed

10/12/20 11:11 AM #2    

David Vesely

I am saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. I remember him so well... great mechanic, fun guy to be around. Rest in Peace old friend. 


10/12/20 11:43 AM #3    

Michael Massey

Rest in Peace, Kevin, you were a good friend way back then and I have thought of you often. My sincerest condolences to the family and many friends.

10/13/20 07:43 AM #4    

Bill G. Felkey

Kevin was a good friend and fairly close neighbor. An early memory was the time we got into his dad's batch of rubarb wine and then went out hunting. Kevin found an old stray dog and carried it all the way home with tears in his eyes to rescue it.

10/15/20 12:21 PM #5    

Thomas Pelot

I met Kevin when we were in  our early 50's. 

He was a kind and caring person, who enjoyed many hobbies. One of which lately was driving and working on dune buggies. He welcomed me to his home for their annual Halloween party, which was always a blast.

He leaves us too soon, but not without good memories..... RIP Kevin



Tom Pelot

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