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Michael Lee Gould

April 10, 1959 ~ February 4, 2022 (age 62)


Gould, Michael “Mike” Lee, age 62, of Fayetteville, NC passed away peacefully in his home Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. He graduated from Lake Central High School, St. John, IN, in 1977. Mike received his BA in History and Political Science from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN in 1981. Mike worked his way up to General Manager with over 30 years in the hospitality industry for various well-known hotel chains in Merrillville, IN; Charlottesville, VA; Hilton Head Island, SC; Fayetteville, NC. He also was a real estate Broker-in-Charge for over 10 years. His most recent employment was at the Sandhills YMCA.

As for community organizations and brotherhoods, Mike was a longstanding member of the Cape Fear Kiwanis Club for 18 years. He proudly served as Master of Clifford Duell Lodge #756(2013, 2015). Mike was also a member of Creasy Proctor Lodge #679 and the Fayetteville York Rite. He was secretary-treasurer for the Masonic Center of Fayetteville for 11 years. He was also a member of Knights of Pythias, Cumberland Lodge No. 5. At his church Mike served as choir director and clerk of the vestry at St. Paul's in-the-Pines.

Preceded in death by his mother, Lucrezia (Taylor) Gould. Mike is survived by his loving wife Rachel (Flores) Gould, father Floren Lee Gould, sisters Laurel Ross and Jessica Gould-Bozarth, nephews, and niece.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 19, 2022 at St. Paul's in-the-Pines Episcopal Church, 1800 St. Paul Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28304, with Father John Frazier officiating.

If desired, in lieu of flowers friends may make memorial contributions to: St. Paul's (see above address). Condolences may be sent to the family at

Michael’s service will be Live streamed on Zoom Sat 2/19 @2 EST.  Email Jessica Gould for the link 



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Funeral Service
February 19, 2022

2:00 PM
St. Paul's In The Pines Episcopal Chruch
1800 St. Paul Ave
Fayetteville, NC 28304

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