Lari Goss passed away on Saturday, January 10, at approximately 2:00 p.m. in a Nashville area hospital. He was 69 years old.
Lari Goss is best known within the Christian music industry in the areas of music production, orchestral arranging and keyboard artistry. He has produced critically acclaimed projects for such artists as The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, The Cathedrals, Signature Sound, Anthony Burger, Greater Vision, Christ Church, The Martins, Larnelle Harris, Phil Driscoll, Brenda Lee, Legacy Five, The Hoppers, The Gaither Vocal Band, Janet Paschal, and many others.
Along with Lari's impressive list of production credits, he is equally recognized on both sides of the industry for his signature orchestral arrangements. He has orchestrated music for such secular music giants as Warner Bros., Capitol, RCA, Columbia; and such artist names as Glen Campbell, Ray Price, B.J. Thomas and the Atlanta Rhythm Section. His arrangements have been heard in countless venues around the world, from the stage of Radio City Music Hall to the Tonight Show. Additionally, Lari has arranged and conducted music for such prestigious entities as the Grammy Awards, the Peoples Choice Awards, and world famous London Philharmonic Symphony, with whom he has recorded several award-winning albums.
Lari has gained much renown throughout the Gospel music world, including a special project in 2012 entitled "Lari Goss: The Man Behind The Music", which included several Soutern Gospel artists such as the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, The Hoppers and numerous others. He has garnered multiple Grammy Awards, Dove Awards and is a member of the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame.
Preceded in death by parents, Benjamin A. & 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 & Eva Mae Goss.
VISITATION & SERVICE INFORMATION
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home (3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN)
Thursday, January 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Brentwood Baptist Church (7777 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN)
Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Brentwood Baptist Church (7777 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN)