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Johnny Lee Gould, 72 – Passed October 13, 2021

Johnny Lee Gould, 72, of Mountain Grove, Missouri, was born on March 11, 1949 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Mildred (Hubbell) Gould and Willard Gould. He joined other family members in heaven on October 13, 2021 while at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri.

Johnny was a small engine and auto mechanic for several years. He also worked as a sawmill laborer and truck driver. He enjoyed playing music with his friends and getting together with family for all occasions. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Johnny was preceded in death by his wife, Debra D. Gould; his mother, Mildred Lacy; his father, Willard Gould; stepfather, John C. Lacy; and an infant brother, Willard Jay Gould.

He is survived by his son, Randy Lacy and companion Lisa Lathrom of Mountain Grove; his daughter, Cheryl Gould and companion Ricky Hobbs of Mountain Grove; two grandsons, Seth Lacy and wife Brittinie of Norwood, Missouri, and Johnny Blake Gould of Mountain Grove; two granddaughters, Britney Lacy and Lilly Gould of Mountain Grove; one great-granddaughter, Paisley Robbins of Mountain Grove; three brothers, Bill Lacy and wife Denise of Melba, Idaho, Luther “Spud” Gould and wife Bonnie of Cabool, Missouri, and Roger Gould and wife Deana of Mountain Grove; two sisters, Wendy Forbes and husband Bill of Glasgow, Missouri, and Gloria “Cookie” Sterner and husband John of Mountain Grove; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all.

Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2021, at the funeral chapel with Bill Kelley officiating. Pallbearers were Henry Sanders, Larry Sanders, Mike Sanders, Eric Bell, Gerald Harrison and Larry Coffee. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at