THE EARTHLY JOURNEY OF RHUEL OSCAR GOSLEE
Rhuel Oscar Goslee of San Domingo/Sharptown, MD was called to eternal rest on January 12, 2021 at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Maryland. He was born on May 15 ,1931 in Sharptown the sixth child to the late Rhuel E. & Martha B. Jones Goslee. He attended the former Sharptown Colored Elementary School and Salisbury Colored High School
graduating in the class of 1948. His Christian training was received in Zion United Methodist Church, San Domingo, MD.
He carried many names; Junior, Daddy, Dad, Daddy Jr., Pop, Pop Pop, Unc, Uncle Jr., Rhuel and Cousin Rhuel. Rhuel was drafted into the United States Marine Corp in 1951. He served in
the Korean War Conflict and received an honorable discharge as Lance Corporal (E-3) in 1953 and served in the reserves until 1960. During his military enlistment he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal and several other certificates.
On September 16, 1961 Rhuel was joined in holy matrimony to Sylvia Marva Hill. The two shared a blissful marriage for 59 years. Rhuel was a wonderful husband and a great provider for his family and an outstanding role model for his children, grandchildren and others. As a young boy, he helped his father on their farm with animals and crops. Raising crops, especially watermelons carried with him in his adult years. Many family members looked for him to bring watermelons to our Reunions.
Rhuel was a lifelong, dedicated member of Zion United Methodist Church, San Domingo, serving the Church in various roles: Vice Chairman of the Administrative Board, Secretary/Treasurer of the Building Committee for the rebuilding of Zion U. M. Church, Secretary of the Trustee Board, Men’s Choir, Methodist Men and served many years as Church Sexton.
Rhuel retired in 1985 from the E. I. DuPont Company in Seaford, DE after 35 years of service and joined the Jolley Memorial Chapel staff in 1986, where he faithfully served until 2016.
In 1962, he was raised as a Master Mason in Unity Lodge #73 F &AM PHA in Sharptown, MD. He was a dedicated member for 58 years, a Past Worshipful Master and served as secretary for over 12 years. He was a member of King David Consistory # 284 where he served as Commander in Chief in 1995, a current member of Abu La Hab Temple # 206 A.E.A.O.N.M.S., Salisbury MD.
Rhuel, was a Paid Up For Life Member of the American Legion, served 67 continuous years. He was a current member of Dor-Wic Post #218 Sharptown, MD and former member of Sharptown-Columbia Post # 269. He served as Commander of Post # 269 two years, Adjutant for 20 years and Chaplin for 18 years. He also served as Wicomico County Commander, South Eastern Shore District Commander, and Department of Maryland Executive Committee for 4 years. Rhuel was also a member of VFW Post# 10159 Salisbury, Voiture Locale
# 122 (40&8) Salisbury, MD and the Staff SGT Walter Cohee 111 Detachment #115 Marine Corps League, Salisbury. Maryland.
Rhuel leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Sylvia Marva, Six Children, Marlene Felton (Derek) Upper Darby, PA; Sheila Carter (Kenneth), Salisbury, MD; Jameszenna Roach (Ralph), Seaford DE; Yvette Goslee, Bowie, MD; Derrick Goslee (Cynthia), Middletown, DE; Eric Goslee, Salisbury, MD; Special Daughter Claudia Brown, San Domingo; Twelve Grandchildren; 28 Great-Grand Children; 17 Great-Great-Grand Children; 18 Great-Great-Great-Grand Children; one Brother Charles G. Goslee, Salisbury, MD; Sister-in-law, Delsie Goslee,
Fayetteville, NC; Brother-in-law Jason Brown, San Domingo, several devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Rhuel was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters: George and Reid Goslee, Hortense Stanley, Nora Morris and
A viewing will be held Saturday, January 16, 4-7 PM at Jolley Memorial Chapel, 1213 Jersey Rd, Salisbury, MD. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January
17, at 4 PM at The Family Life & Cultural Center of First Baptist Church, 528 Booth St and Delaware Ave, Salisbury, MD, where friends may call one hour
prior to service.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, seating will be limited to immediate family and designated guest. Interment will be private at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock,
In lieu of floral sprays, please make contributions to Zion United Methodist Church Attn: Building Fund, 25750 Cooper Mill Rd., Mardela Springs, MD
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