William B. Gott

June 17, 1934 - September 5, 2008

06/17/1934 - 09/05/2008

Past Services

Tuesday September 09, 2008
11:00 am
Gateway Free Will Baptist Church
5473 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-499-9686 | Directions

Virginia Beach

William B. Gott, 74, went to be with the Lord September 5, 2008. He was born in Maine on June 17, 1934.

William attended Gateway Free Will Baptist Church, and was a volunteer at Salvation Army. During his career in the United States Navy, he received many honors including the Bronze Star with Combat V, Vietnam Unit Citation, and a Licensed Merchant Marine Officer by USCG. He proudly retired from the Navy as a Commander.

He is survived by his loving wife Ok Bun Kim Gott of 27 years; 3 daughters, Sherry, Cathy and Cindy; 2 step children, Dominic and Michael; and 5 grandchildren. He will truly be missed.

A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, September 9th at 11:00AM at Gateway Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Karl Sexton officiating. Condolences can be made to the family at altmeyer.com

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Crew Members of the USS Atakapa
8 years ago

Crew members of the USS Atakapa share the loss of William B. Gott – Commanding Officer 1964 to 1965 and will be missed not only by his family but by all the shipmates at ussatakapa.com. He has now been welcomed home by his departed shipmates.

Our sympathies are with his family and loved ones. The Atakapa was a fleet tug that was commissioned in 1944 and decommissioned in 1981. During her service to the US Navy, she traveled the oceans around the globe many times. All those who served aboard the Atakapa share a special bond and have many great memories of the friends we made and ports we visited.

Anchors Aweigh!

Capt Dick Whalen, USN Ret
8 years ago

Dear Kim – sincere condolenses on the loss of Bill. I first met him back in the 70s while I was on temporary duty at SURFLANT and then saw him infrequently at community gatherings. He was always highly enthusiastic, dedicated and a “class act”, no matter what the subject or activity. His cherry spirit and friendship will be missed but I know he’s smiling down on us all.

cynthia Gott STOKELY
8 years ago

Dear Kim and family,

Surrounding you with love and healing light. May love continue to surround you and bring your soul joy and peace.

Ben and Judy Gregg
8 years ago

Dear Kim,

We were sad to learn about Bill’s passing. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you.

Former neighbors at Whispering Sands –

David Micalchuck
8 years ago

Dear Mrs. Gott:

Bill and I served together on the USS Atakapa from 64-65, He was the CO and I was his XO. He was a good boss and Commanding Officer, his men really respected him and enjoyed being assigned to the ship. I’m glad to call him a good friend and our paths crossed many times during our careers, I’m truly sorry for your loss.

Lori Miller
8 years ago

I first met Mr. Gott as a volunteer for The Salvation Army. He was such a wonderful person to meet and know. Later when I was hired to work for TSA, he and his lovely wife, Kim always made sure our summer day camp, HOPE Center Child Care and HOPE Program always had some yummy goodies. Mr. Gott always had a smile, kind words for others and was a friend to all. I am forever blessed to know Mr. Gott and will remember all the loving care he gave to his friends at The Salvation Army. May God truly bless your family and know we are praying for you.

QM2 Gerald Jack Fiuren
8 years ago

I served in USS Atakapa, and I have never served under a better commander. Capt. Gott will always have a special place in my memories.

mary duffney
8 years ago

kim we love you in the lord and thank God for your friendship I will keep you in my prayers


mary duffney
8 years ago

kim we love you in the lord and thank God for your friendship, I will keep you in my prayers


Rodney & Sue Buschman
8 years ago

Kim, our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. God is a great God and we pray that He will be a great comfort to you at this time. It was a pleasure for us to have known Bill. We will miss his smiling face.

Denise Bryant
8 years ago

Mrs. Kim, You are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be sorely missed. We are here at The Salvation Army if you need us. May God comfort you during this trying time. Call on Jesus he will be there for you.

william green
8 years ago

My heart goes out to the family. It

has been a great pleasure to have known Billy as we called each other. A great friend for over 25

years. My deepest condolences to the family.

Bill Green

Norfolk, Va

Ingrid DeBord
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this trying time.

Vaughn & Joanne Curry
8 years ago

To the Bill Gott family. We were so sad to hear of Bill’s passing, and we are firm in our faith of his eternal life with Our Lord.

We knew Bill as a true Christian who was generous and kind, always ready to help in any way he could, especially giving us a “hand” when we worked at pulling weeds in our yard.

Kim, we pray for you and your extended family. God Bless you.