Charles E. Gosnell

August 10, 1944 - March 7, 2024

08/10/1944 - 03/07/2024

Past Services

Tuesday March 12, 2024
10:00 am
Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792
828-692-9188 | Directions

Charles E. Gosnell, born on August 10, 1944, in Henderson County, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 07, 2024, at his residence in East Flat Rock, North Carolina, at the age of 79. Charles dedicated 35 years of his life to GE Lighting, where he served as the second shift coordinator before retiring.



A man of unwavering devotion to his family, Charles found joy in spending time with his loved ones, especially taking them on vacations and enjoying drives, whether short or long. He cherished his three daughters and his grandchildren dearly, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.



Charles was an esteemed member of the community, attending Upward Christian Fellowship and proudly serving as a member of the American Legion Post 77 in Hendersonville. A Vietnam War veteran, he bravely served in the United States Army for three years, receiving an honorable discharge for his dedicated service.



He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Gosnell, Sr. and Lilly Jones Gosnell; one son, Harold Edward Gosnell; and five siblings, Earline, Albert, Edna, Calvin, and Connie.



Charles is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Patricia Taylor Gosnell; three daughters, Willa (Brian), Diane (David), and Linda (Kevin); six grandchildren, Andrew (Geni), Allison (Justin), Garrett, Dylan, Trey, and Kamren (Ayllssa); six great-grandchildren, Anthony, Cyleigh, Autumn, Brantley Marcus, Alaric, and Brantley Walker; numerous nieces and nephews whom he adored, and a special friend, Shuford Edmisten.



A celebration of Charles’s remarkable life will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Hendersonville, with Mr. Garrett Stanley and Mr. Shuford Edmisten officiating.



Charles E. Gosnell will be deeply missed but forever remembered for his love, dedication, and service to his country and community. May his spirit continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to know him.


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Rev. Patrick R Ballard
30 days ago

I enjoyed meeting Charles at a temp job and he was my Sisters bus driver when she was in high school. He was truly a great friend to know. Praying for you all

1 month ago

Love and prayers to all the family. Sorry to hear about the passing of Charles.

John C Jones
1 month ago

It was a pleasure working with Charles from 1980 to 1989 in the casting department at GE Lighting. I was a maintenance technician he was the lead setup man on second shift. He was a good man and a good employee. He served this country as I did and I salute him.

Michael Huggins
1 month ago

I worked with Charles for many years at ge and he was a great man. He will be missed but never forgotten RIP

Linda Gilbert
1 month ago

Pat we are so sorry to hear this. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Alton is not able to attend Charles service due to his own health problems and I already have a commitment that day. Alton always thought of Charles as a good friend and part of the GE family. Alton and Linda Gilbert

Kathy Cox
1 month ago

So sorry for the loss of Edward. Your Family are in my thoughts….HUGS

Renee Cooper Rice
1 month ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Amy Coleman
1 month ago

I am so sorry for your loss. He did love his family. At least he is no longer in any pain.