---- — Michael Scott Gose, 60, of Danville, died at 11:28 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at home.
He was born Jan. 20, 1954, at Danville, the son of Marvin O. and Donna Joan (Cook) Gose.
He received his GED from Danville High School. Mike served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and 16 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1993. He then was employed as a CDL instructor at Danville Area Community College, Illinois Bureau of Motor Vehicles and last was caretaker at the Danville National Guard Armory for several years.
Mike attended The Vineyard Church. Mike’s memberships included American Legion Post 210, a charter member of Christian Motorcyclists Association and founder of the American Legion Riders. Mike loved to ride his Harley and was a big practical joker.
Surviving is a sister Debra Lynn (Jim) Rowley of Indianapolis; a nephew, Christopher (Darcy) Rowley of Indianapolis; the light of his life, great-niece Sydney Sue Rowley; former wife and close friend Shirley Lambert; step-daughter Wendy Lambert; and step-son Carl Fox, all of Danville. His parents, nephew Jimmy Rowley and maternal grandmother Mildred Craft preceded him in death.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. EST Friday, March 7, at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington, Ind., with Pastor Jay Sorrell officiating. Burial will be in Lower Mound Cemetery with military honors by Veedersburg, Ind., American Legion Post 288. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. EST Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 210 or VA Chaplain Services Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home. Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.