Pete Gosnell

1946 - 2021

Brunson, South Carolina


Mr. Peter Jerome Gosnell, Sr., affectionately known to everyone as “Pete”, age 74, of Brunson, passed away on Saturday morning, March 27, 2021 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Betty Jean Stanley Gosnell.


Born June 21, 1946 in Frankfurt, Germany, he was a son of the late Benjamin Jerome Gosnell and Julia Owen Gosnell.  He was a retired gas truck driver.  Mr. Pete was a faithful and dedicated member of Hampton First Christian Church, where he was an Elder Emeritus.  He was a true Christian man who dearly loved his church and showing God’s loved to everyone he met. 


Mr. Pete enjoyed talking on his Ham Radio and was a Ham Radio Extra.  He enjoyed talking to people all over the world, including the space station. He was an active member of CoCoRaHs, a volunteer weather reporting program, and never missed a report for over 10 years.  He was an avid gardener. Of all the things he enjoyed, most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his granddaughters.


Surviving are: his son, Peter Jerome “Jerry” Gosnell, Jr. and his wife Karen of Hampton; granddaughters, Kayla Elizabeth Gosnell and Marianna Charlotte Gosnell; his very special friend, Virginia Sumler; sister, Ann Gosnell of Hendersonville, North Carolina; two nephews, Ryan and David; and his sidekick, KC, his Boston Terrier.  He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Anthony Gosnell.


Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to: Browning Cemetery, care of Jerry Gosnell, 109 Pine Street West, Hampton, SC 29924.


A graveside service will be held at 11 o’clock, Monday morning, March 28, 2021 at Browning Cemetery.


The family is receiving friends at their home, 109 Pine Street West, Hampton.


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Ty Reeves

March 30, 2021 4:32 PM

Mr. Pete will be missed.

Donna Sineath

March 30, 2021 12:28 PM

I’m so sorry to hear about about Pete. He was our gas man fo 20 years or more. A good man always smiling.

Judy Ramsey

March 29, 2021 4:05 PM

Did not know Mr. Pete personally, just talked with him several time while working at the W'boro office.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family. 

Haley Rowe

March 29, 2021 9:09 AM

To my second family in honor of Mr. Pete,
I love you all so much! Praying for you all during this difficult time.

Haley Rowe


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Julie Collins

March 29, 2021 8:31 AM

My deepest sympathy and condolences. May you and your family find peace knowing Mr. Pete is with his Heavenly Father.

Julie Collins

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