R. Christopher Gould

Published 4:27 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mr. R. Christopher Gould, aged 94, of Tryon passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2009. He is survived by his three sons, Jeffrey (Debbie) Gould of DeWitt, MI, Roger Gould of Grand Rapids, MI and Curtis Gould of Tryon; four grandchildren, Doris (Bradley) Bancroft, Jeffrey Gould Jr., and Rose Gould, of DeWitt, Mich., and Carin (John) Bowman of Malibu, Calif.; two great-granddaughters, Eddie Wren Bowman and Lydia Bowman, of Malibu, Calif., one great-grandson, Jackson Bancroft, of DeWitt, Mich.; and one sister, Laura (Warren) Hermes, of Bay City, Texas.

He was preceded in passing by his wife of 60 years, Jeanne Cincebeaux Gould.

He was born in 1915 in Alvin, Texas, and graduated from San Jacinto High School in Houston. In the late 1930s, he managed a branch of his familys laundry and dry cleaning business in Houston. In 1940, he&bsp; moved to Detroit. There, he met Jeanne Cincebeaux, and in 1943 they were married. He worked in aircraft manufacturing during World War II and later made his career as a die cast engineer and plant manager in the tool and die industry in Michigan. After retiring, in 1982 he and his wife moved to Tryon. A lifelong avid golfer, he was an active member of Tryon Country Club well into his 90s.

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It was his wish to be cremated. A memorial service will be held December 30 at 3 p.m. at McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon with Dr. Joseph L. Emery officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722, www.hocf.net.

Online guest book is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.