Joshua Stephen Gossage, 35, of Mountainburg died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Van Buren. He was employed by the Arkansas State Parks at Mount Magazine. He was born Oct. 20, 1981, in Van Buren. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Henderson Gossage; his maternal grandparents, Ray Brotherton and Irene Jones Brotherton; and two uncles, Johnny Gossage and Harley Gossage.

He is survived by his parents, Ronnie and Ninette (Brotherton) Gossage of Alma; his wife, Heather Mae Gossage of the home; two daughters, Ravenne and BrookLynn, both of the home; his paternal grandmother, Ida Bea Smith Gossage of Ozark; three aunts, Sally Gossage Acord and husband Gary Acord of Ozark, Edna Gossage of Ozark and Jeannie Booker of Barling; two uncles, Bill Gossage and wife Tonya Gossage of Little Rock and Skip Brotherton of Barling; and numerous cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Ocker Chapel of Alma with interment at Conley Cemetery in Mountainburg under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma. Rev. Jeff Parker and Rev. Justin Allen will be officiating.

The family will visit with friends from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma, 917 E. U.S. 64 in Alma.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lucas Caldwell, Daniel Godwin, Jared Gregory, Dennis Shores, Josh Arnold and Levi Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Gossage, Jeremiah Smith, Daithan Booker, Bill Collier, Aaron Alford, Steve Bolin, T.J. McKenzie, Paul Roper, Becky Bariola, Brad Hyman, Troy Hughes and his Arkansas State Parks family and friends.

Memorials can be made to the Church Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 321, Mountainburg, AR 72846 or the Mountainburg Schools Athletic Fund, 129 SW U.S. 71, Mountainburg, AR 72946.

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