William "Bill" Floyd Gould

William "Bill" Floyd Gould was born on August 10, 1946, to John R. and Dorothy M. (Weaver) Gould in Mountain View, Missouri. Bill went peacefully to meet his Lord and Savior on January 10, 2023, surrounded by his family and loved ones at NHC Nursing Center in West Plains, Missouri.
Bill graduated from Mountain View High School. He served in the Navy and attained the rank of Petty Officer third class E-4. After leaving the Navy, Bill and Catherine "Kitty" Brown were united in marriage, and to this union, three sons were born, Kevin Scott, Keith Henderson, and Kendal Max. On February 14, 2000, Bill was united in marriage to Sally (Owens) Blair, and this union brought three step-children, Robert (Tina), Judy, and Bobbie.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Carrie and Ted Owens; and several brother and sisters-in-law.
Survivors include his wife of the home; his children and step-children; two brothers, Samuel and James (Sharon); two sisters, Mary Buckner and Andrea (Jim) West; sisters-in-law, Betty Owens and Pauline Moorehead.
Bill retired from Arkansas Electric after several years of service. Previously, he worked for Smith Flooring, at a fire engine company, as a law officer in Mountain View, and owned a meat processing plant.
He was a master Mason and a life member of the VFW Post 3009.  Bill was a joke teller and loved to make people laugh.  He enjoyed going to deer camp, fishing, and loved his Ozarks.  He loved going to family get togethers where he played numerous card games, told numerous jokes, and shared many stories.  
Bill had many friends and a special group of friends called the "Slippery Seven".  He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church and loved his church family. He is now in the hands of the Lord and will greet us again. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.
A celebration of life will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, at Matt Thornton VFW Post 3009, 1503 N. Hwy Y, Mountain View, Missouri. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Missouri. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortury.com.
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