Monday, January 14, 2013

Dragoons Honor Passing of Real Son Henry Owen Gober

Dragoons filled a pew at Brookside Funeral Home in Millbrook on Saturday 12 January 2013 for the funeral of Mr. Henry Owen Gober, next-to-last Real Son in the Alabama Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  A long processional of friends of Mr. Gober stood to pay condolences to his family.  The funeral service  was standing room only and his pastor presented a personal heart felt message about Henry and his faith and witness over the course of his 99 year long life. The Dragoons presented a wreath with two small Battle Flags in it which stood among other beautiful sprays around the front of the chapel (picture below).  Mr. Gober's casket was draped with a United States flag as he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Henry Owen Gober was buried at the Tricommunity Cemetery near the First Methodist Church of Millbrook.  The following is the article from the June 2004 Prattville Dragoons Camp Dispatch penned by Larry Spears announcing Henry and his brother Vince joining Camp 1524:
Real Sons Join Dragoons!
Our Camp is honored to have two real sons of a Confederate veteran join our Camp! Henry O. and James (Vince) Gober are the sons of Private
Lisbon Failes Gober, Company K, Georgia State Guards. Although members of the SCV, they were not members of an active Camp. With the work of Camp Adjutant Wayne Sutherland, Division 2nd Lt. Commander Wyatt Willis and our Division Adjutant Paul Vaughn we were able to bring them into our membership. Since they both live in Millbrook, this will make it very convenient for us to provide Camp services to them. If you would like to send them a card or note of welcome their addresses are Henry Gober, 401 Woodland Dr. and Vince Gober, 3840 Woodmere, Millbrook AL 36054.

Dragoons in attendance at Henry's funeral service on Saturday were Brigade Commander Bill Myrick, 1Lt Commander Harold Grooms, 2Lt Commander Stuart Waldo, Past Commander Larry Spears, Chaplain Tom Snowden, Adjutant Wayne Sutherland, Past Quartermaster Jeffrey Potts, and Communications Officer Tyrone Crowley.

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