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John Charles Gottsponer, age 73, of Solgohachia, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. He was born October 17, 1944 in St. Vincent, Arkansas, a son of John Frank Gottsponer and Christine Noll Gottsponer. He began working at Crompton Mills at the age of sixteen as a weaver. John worked at the cotton mill until it closed. He also worked as a logger, farmer, and did general construction for Paladino-Nash. John loved being outdoors. He was a GREAT hunter and fisherman. One of his favorite outdoor activities was giving 4-wheeler rides to his grandchildren. John was a great story-teller and loved sharing stories with his grandchildren. He also was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Alice Ferricher Gottsponer of Solgohachia; sons, Allan Gottsponer of Conway, Adam (Mandy) Gottsponer of St. Vincent, and John (Lendsey) Gottsponer of St. Vincent; daughter, Toni (Gene) Hodges of St. Vincent; brothers, Clemens Gottsponer of Maumelle and Pete Gottsponer of St. Vincent; sisters, Mary Ann Brown of Morrilton, Helen Branch of Oppelo, and Molly Wells of Cleveland; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Flora Gottsponer.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 21, at St. Mary Cemetery with Father Jim Burnie officiating. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday, with visitation following at the funeral home.

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