George Richard Gohde, Jr., a resident of Midland City and Dothan, AL, passed away on Mon., May 9, 2022. He was 75 years old.
A celebration of his life will be held on at 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Military Honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.
Rick was born on October 16, 1946 in Englewood, NJ and lived there the early part of his life. After earning his master's degree in civil engineering attending military college, he proudly served in the Army and worked as an engineer ultimately being stationed in the Country of Panama where he met his wife and mother of his two children. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Rick worked for the government of the Panama Canal Zone. Where he was one of the chief engineers for the Panama Canal. Following his retirement from the Canal, Rick and his family moved to Dothan in 1993. Soon after his retirement and the family relocating to the United States his wife succumbed to her battle with cancer and he lost her in 1996. Rick continued to work several different engineering jobs. He worked at a local engineering firm; he was also the County Engineer in two different counties in Alabama. Rick remarried and later divorced, Debra Ann Thomas. In his free time he enjoyed working outside, building various structures for himself and others; bringing to fruition the home he designed to build himself at his property in Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Lee Duncan Gohde; parents, Dorothy and George Richard Gohde, Sr.; and sister, Galen Gohde.
Survivors include his son, Richard "Ryon" Gohde; daughter, Chantelle Alene Gohde; his four grandchildren, George "Bennett" Gohde, Aden Celeste Gohde, Devin Leigh Driver and Jordyn Nicole York; and son in law, William York, Jr.
Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home (334) 983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com
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