Elwin “Gene” Gooch, 66, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2020, in the presence of his family at his home in Lubbock, Texas. Gene was born on February 21, 1953 in Plainview, Texas.
Gene was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, attending sporting events, working in the yard and playing golf. Gene worked at Vernon College in Vernon, Texas for more than 30 years and concluded his tenure in higher education at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. Since retiring in 2017, Gene spent the majority of his time with his family and close friends. Gene was a follower of Christ who looked forward to fellowship with his brothers and sisters in Christ each Sunday morning at Aldersgate Church in Lubbock.
Gene will be remembered by his wife of 44 years, Susan, and his children: son Richard and wife Jessica, and daughter Meredith and husband Shanon. Gene will also be lovingly remembered by his six grandchildren, Thomas, Warren, Jackson, Brooks, Hayes and Clara, his brothers, Jerry and Wes, and his sister, Judy.
A celebration of Gene’s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the McLennan Community College Conference Center, 4601 N. 19th St. Memorials may be made to the Gene Gooch Scholarship fund at the McLennan Community College Foundation, 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX 76708 or www.mclennan.edu/foundation.