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Goslin, James

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James Michael Goslin Age 69 of Hickory Flat, Georgia died in his sleep, August 28th. He was a parishioner at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Jim was born April 27th 1952 to James T. and Mary T. Goslin of Salem, New Jersey. He graduated from Salem High School in 1970. He then obtained an Associates Degree in Agriculture. Jim met his beloved Jane Anne Byron and they wed at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Linwood, New Jersey on St. Patrick's Day March 17th 1979. They moved to Georgia that year. They had three children: Abigail, Adam and Annie. Jim was widowed in 2013 when Jane died from cancer. In February 2021, Jim became affectionately known as "Paw Paw," as Declan Gabriel Porter became his first grandchild and godson. Working for Georgia Power for over 30 years, Jim often volunteered to work disaster relief and Powertown where he taught electricity safety to thousands of children. As a volunteer basketball, baseball, and softball coach, Jim helped mentor and shape countless lives. He served on the East Cherokee Baseball Board of Directors as well as a roadie for the SHS Marching Band of Chiefs for over a decade. In retirement, Jim volunteered with the Cherokee County Emergency Response Team. In recent years, he also found joy in substitute teaching for Cherokee County Schools. Jim was an incredible friend, brother, son, husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved dogs Toby and Charlie, his children Abigail and Adam Byron-Goslin and Annie Porter. His son-in law Kyle Porter and grandson Declan Porter. His sister Marian Goslin of Delaware. His mother-in-law Ann K. Byron. Preceded in death by his wife Jane A. Byron-Goslin, parents James T. Goslin and Mary T. Goslin and father-in-law Francis J. Byron. On September 14th, the family will receive friends from 2-4pm and 6pm-9pm at Northside Chapel 12050 Crabapple Road, Roswell, Ga 30075. The funeral Mass will be Wednesday September 15th at 10am at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 535 Rucker Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Internment will be at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs.

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