Goss was a teacher and varsity football coach for years at Northwest Ashe High School, in addition to being an ordained Southern Baptist minister. He pastored churches in Ashe, Watauga, Duplin and Montgomery Counties in North Carolina, as well as Martinsville, VA. He traveled to Tokyo, Japan, in the 1980s for missionary work.
Goss served the people of Alexander, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties for two terms, 2007-2010, as a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate. He was ultimately defeated by Republican Dan Soucek in 2010.
Goss worked tirelessly for the people of our district. To name two accomplishments: 1) ensuring the preservation of Pond Mountain for generations to come, and 2) securing funding to build the new Education building at Appalachian State University.
Of course, if you asked Steve, the thing of which he was proudest was that he personally responded to every constituent who contacted his office...he listened, and acted everywhere he could. He viewed his time in state government as his ministry - he was there to serve his people
Goss is survived by his wife, Phyllis, two adult children and 5 grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Boone Family Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, and the funeral will be held at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church in Jefferson at 11 a.m. the following day.
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