Joseph Rick Gotell
July 25, 1960 – December 8, 2022
Joseph Rick Gotell was born in Newark N.J. on July 25, 1960. The youngest son of the late Joseph Gotell and Ruth Mae (Gotell) Johnson, Joseph graduated from Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth N.J. in June 1979. After High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve as a Hawk Missile Fire Technician Engineer and Special Arms Technician.
After six years of service in the U.S. Army, Joseph began a career as an Over-the-Road truck driver. His career spanned over four decades as the Owner Operator and driver of JRG Blackout Transportation. When not on the road, he attended and worshiped at City Church in Henrico, Virginia. His favorite hobbies and pastimes included saltwater fishing and cooking on the grill. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and cruising with his beautiful wife. Joseph was known by his family and trucking community as “Rick”, “Ricky”, and “Outlaw”.
Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Mae Johnson; father, Joseph Gotell; and brother, James Steven Gotell.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Desiree Gotell; two brothers; Glenn McCoy Gotell and Mark Daryl Gotell of Virginia; four daughters, Jakeya Buford of Maryland, Nicole Jones, and Quiana Dockery of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Grace Gotell of Hartford Connecticut; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on December 19, 2022, at Affinity Funeral Service, 8074 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. The interment will be private.
I’m really going to miss you daddy. You were the first man to ever hold my hand and my heart. Give my grandparents, and my mom a hug and kiss for me. I’ll forever miss you. We’ll always be two peas in a pod 😢❤️
We may have different lifestyles, actions, and concepts in life. We share one common denominator in life, one bond. The same blood for a lifetime. Rest in peace my blood brother from the same Mother. We will all miss you…
To my nephew Ricky, I will miss our conversations up and down the road as you travelled with your truck. Rest in peace. May God rest your soul.
Love you, Aunt Gert
Heartfelt condolences to Dez and family. Wishing you all comfort during this difficult time. Rest peacefully, Rick.
Sending my love and condolences to Ricky’s family. To my niece Nicole I’m sending a big hug your way. Rest in eternal peace Ricky.
Daddy words can’t express what I’m feeling right now I’m missing you in the worst way it’s so much I never got to say,we needed you but God had other plans for you.until we meet again I love you 💔
Just wanna say Rest In Peace your cousin Greg Jackson
Rest in peace, Mr. Gotell. May the Lord bless and keep your family during this time.
To Desiree, Mother Barker, His Daughters, and the entire family. We send our deepest condolences from Deaconess Christine White and family. The Mothers Board, (Mother Gertrude Bradshaw Mother of the Church),Deaconess Board, (Deaconess AnLaVone Respass, President) and S. H. E. Ministry (Deaconess Christine White, President)of Community Church of Astoria. We are praying for you now and will continue to keep you lifted up in prayer.
To the Entire Gotell Family You All have my Condolences my Name is Evangelist Aileen White I sort of grew up with Ricky, his Father was my brother in law married to Sarah Gotell I just want to encourage you believe in GOD he will make it alright for he is a GOD of Comfort
Good afternoon we the The Gotell Family of New Jersey send our deepest sympathy to Desiree, daughters and brothers. We love Ricky with all of our hearts and he will be missed truly. We wish we could have kept Ricky longer but God has other plans for him. We love you but God loves you best. Until we all meet again. Love always Henry, Sherry, Lil Henry, Nicole, Jeremiah, Anais and Arlene.
The lord Jesus has Rick gotell he is at peace Rick was a successful person in life and love for people that he has met all around the world his smile brings so much joy
Love fishing and great food but most of all he love his wife his sister and his children and family and friends love you brother peace and love to you your brother Anthony