John Gold, 56, of Paducah, passed away on Saturday, May 9 at his home.

John was born in Murray on February 19, 1964 to Joe and Mary Myre Gold.

Sports played a huge role in John’s life. He graduated from Marshall County High School where he played on the basketball, baseball, and football teams. He was an avid fan of University of Kentucky and an umpire at the Lone Oak Ball Fields. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

John is survived by his sister, Carolyn Ramage (Greg) of Paducah; brother, Larry Gold of Benton; nieces, Ashley Churchwell (Nathan) and Hailee Ramage; nephews, Sam Gold (Allie) and Jordan Ramage (Brittney); and great-nieces, Chaney Churchwell, Emmersyn Churchwell and Harper Churchwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law, Fran Gold.

In compliance with health and public safety directives, the funeral arrangements for John will be private.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to the John Gold Memorial Fund, ℅ Carolyn Ramage, 4610 Oaks Rd., Paducah, KY 42003.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining the Hugs from Home program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support. Please go to www.filbeckandcann.com to share a hug, leave a message or light a candle in his memory.