Robert A. "Bob" Gossett
93, of Indianapolis, departed this life Wednesday, January 31, 2018. He was born March 21, 1924 in Decatur County Indiana to the late Robert A. and Flossie J. (Waldorf) Gossett. Bob attended Purdue University where he played tuba in the band. He worked for Chevrolet as a draftsman and then worked for many years as a draftsman and inspector at Allison Transmissions, retiring in 1984. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Indianapolis where he sang in the choir. He loved music and was quite accomplished playing his tuba. He played for the Allison Band and at Robin Run Village. He also played at various sporting events around Indianapolis, including Victory Field and the Coliseum. He loved watching sports and enjoyed bowling. Bob was a kind and gentle soul who was few with his words, but generous with his actions. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Selma Gossett and his brother, Frank Gossett. He is survived by his children, Rick (Barbara) Gossett, Chris (Kathie) Gossett, Jeff (Nessa) Gossett, Roger (Sandy) Gossett and Brenda Sevrin; brother, Leland (Norma) Gossett; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until time of services at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 6th at First Baptist Church of Indianapolis. Entombment follows at Washington Park North Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church of Indianapolis. Online condolences may be offered at: www.leppertmortuary.com
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