Mr. Richard Vernon Goss, age 81, of Kennesaw, GA died Monday, December 23, 2013. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, December 27th at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Scotty Davis and Blake Goss officiating. Mr. Goss will lie-in-state for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Goss was a native of Pickens County and moved to Cobb County in 1940. He was employed by General Motors for 38 years before retiring in 1990. Mr. Goss was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his son, Leslie Goss and his brother, Marshall Goss. Mr. Goss is survived by his wife, Doris Swanson Goss of Kennesaw; son & daughter-in-law, Rick & Shiree Goss of Kennesaw; daughter & son-in-law, Sharon G. & Dave Evans of Kennesaw; sister & brother-in-law, Dot & Donald Cochran of Cartersville; five grandchildren & fourteen great-grandchildren. The family received friends on Thursday, December 26th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta (770) 424-4924.