US Air Force

Dolson Lee "Bucky" Gould

February 9, 1955 ~ December 11, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Dolson Gould Obituary

Dolson Lee Gould, affectionately known as “Bucky”, was born on February 9th 1955, to the late Eunice Lee Gould and Dolson Gould.  Dolson grew up in West Philadelphia and attended Philadelphia Public Schools.  He graduated from Overbrook H.S. as Class President in 1972, and shortly after, enlisted in the U.S. Airforce.  He was stationed in Rantoul, Illinois in 1975, where he met Margaret E. Smith, who was also serving in the military.  They both attended the United Pentecostal Church of Rantoul, where they received salvation through baptism in the name of Jesus and the infilling of the Holy Ghost.

In 1976, Dolson and Margaret were married, and to this union was born Dolson Timothy, Theresa Lynn, and Tammy Renee.  By Jan 1979, Dolson and his family separated from the military life, and moved to his home in Philadelphia. They attended Bethlehem Temple Church in West Philadelphia.  Dolson was ordained as an Elder and preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop William W. Tucker for many years. He also served as Bishop’s personal driver and church van driver.  

 Dolson and Margaret were divorced in 1996.

 As a veteran, Dolson worked faithfully for many years as a technician in the Computer Repair Industry; with Digital Equipment Corporation.  In his later years, Dolson worked in the Hotel Industry, greeting and assisting guests.  He loved that job, because it allowed him to interact with the guests and staff alike; exercising his talent to put smiles on their faces, no matter how hectic their day was.   

When Dolson’s health began to fail, he retired from the workforce.  He then focused on spending time doing his favorite things, like going to museums, the Philadelphia Zoo and regular visits to his favorite spots to grab a bite to eat.  He was well known by many because of this.  Dolson had a passion for collecting movies.  He had a library of over 300 titles in his collection.   His favorite of all time was “Predator”, and he could recite almost every line, from start to finish. Not to mention, Dolson also loved a good challenge at the Chess Board, to sharpen his skills.  He never turned down a game offer from a chess player.

As a grandfather, Dolson really enjoyed “hanging out” with his grandchildren.  He kept his annual renewal of his pass to the Philadelphia Zoo and the Franklin Institute, where he often took them.  He also loved taking them to the movies and the arcade.  He always ended their day with a good meal, so the kids never came home hungry. They looked forward to the outings with their “Pop-Pop”

Dolson will be greatly missed, and always remembered.

Proceeded in death; Sister: Donnie Brooks

Left to mourn his death; Sister: Barbara Gould-Porter;  Children: Dolson T, (Alba) Gould, Theresa L,(David) Boyd, Tammy R, (Pastor D. Omar) Epps;  Grandchildren: Christopher,(Suczanna), Jayda, Taiylor,  Isaiah, Dolson “Brian”, Isabella, and Briana;  Great-Grandchildren: Serenity and Saige;  Nieces: Samantha and Juanita;   Nephews: Kelly, Scott and Mike;  an Aunt, cousins and a host of other family and friends.

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Memorial Service
December 27, 2023

6:00 PM
Bryant Baptist Church
1140 S. 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146


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