Edward Wellington Gober passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2020. He was a husband, father, shift worker, casual history buff, and an avid Longhorns fan.
Born and raised in Baytown, Ed grew up in Lakewood and proudly attended Lee High School. He briefly attended Lee College before starting a family at the wise old age of 22. He went to work at the Gulf Oil Cedar Bayou plant - which later became Chevron. He spent 30 years working there as he raised his three sons in Baytown. He is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Morrison Johnson Gober of Oxford, MS, and Forrest Gober of Coleman, TX. He is survived by his wife, Mary Donnelly Gober, brother Halbert Gober, sister Gwen Gober, sons Gregory Jonathan Gober, Thomas Wellington Gober with wife Jennifer, Jeffrey Edward Gober, and step-son John Parker with wife Kaitlyn. He is also survived by his grandchildren Elijah, Violet, Daphne, Landon, River, and Thomas Jr; and step-grandchildren Foster and Nolan.
Ed grew up attending Westminster Presbyterian Church on Bayway Drive and was later an active member and deacon at First Baptist Church on Rollingbrook. He served at Baytown North Little League in various capacities for many years. He was known by countless friends and acquaintances all over Baytown. Wherever he went, he was sure to see a familiar face. He was loved and will be missed by scores of friends and family that knew Ed as a friendly, smiling face with a great sense of humor and an encyclopedic memory for all things Texas; from history, to high school sports, to native plants and animals, to geography. He traveled extensively all over the Great State and country but remained steadfastly rooted in Baytown.
Visitation will be Friday, March 13, from 5:00p-8:00pm and Services will be Saturday, March 14, at 2:00pm at Sterling-White Funeral Home in Highlands, TX.
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