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A local Grammy Award-winning gospel singer died Jan. 10. He was 69.

A local Grammy Award-winning gospel singer died Jan. 10. He was 69.

Lari Goss, who lived in Brentwood, started his music career as a young boy with the Goss Brothers.

His career spanned over 60 years, during which he was a Grammy Award recipient, won numerous Dove Awards and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame along with several Lifetime Achievement Awards.

In addition to his music, Goss was an ordained minister.

Preceded in death by parents, Benjamin A. and Annie Mae Elrod, brother, James Walton Goss. Survived by: wife, Carolyn Fuqua Goss; sons, B.J. (Julie) Goss, Nicholas (RaeAnna) Goss, Jonathan Goss and Cameron Goss; brother, Roni (Linda) Goss; grandchildren, Samantha, Joseph, Alexandria, Christian and Eva Mae Goss.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at Brentwood Baptist Church, Pastors Jim Cymbala and Stan Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Private family burial will be in Williamson Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. Visitation will also be 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 615-794-2289.