Terry Lynn Gouker

March 16, 1946 - September 10, 2021

Terry Lynn Gouker, 75, a resident of Lee County for since 1991, formerly of Ft. Wayne, IN, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL.  He was born March 16, 1946 in Ft. Wayne, IN to Marvin and Mary Gouker, now deceased. 

Terry was of the Mennonite faith.  He was proud to be an American and a life long Republican. Despite being born with a physical disability, Terry was determined to live life to the fullest and made the very best each and every day. Terry started his own flooring company in Ft. Wayne. After relocating to SW Florida, Terry then went into business with his son Chad (Terry Gouker & Son Tile) who will proudly carry on his Father’s legacy.  Terry was a proud member of the Hot Chili Rods Car Club for over two decades. Terry was a member of St. Joe Athletic Club in Ft. Wayne.  Terry and his quick wit and endless jokes will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his two loving children, Chad Gouker (Tabitha) of Ft. Myers and Kelly Gouker and her significant other, Francis Finch of Tampa; three siblings, Joyce Chaney, Judy Glen (James) and Dennis Gouker all of Ft. Wayne; five grandchildren, Nicholas and his wife Kristin, Nicole, Aeril, Clinton and Hayden; four great grandchildren, Dallas, Raelyn, Gabriel and Jaiden; sister-in-law, Jan Gouker of Ft. Wayne; several nieces and nephews, Todd, Brian, Kirk, Dawn, Lori, Beth, Eric, Mark, Jeff, John and Julie; Tiler the dog, as well as, the grandcats, Osiris and Anubis.

Terry was preceded in death by his brother, Larry and a niece, Tina 

A Celebration of Life will be held a later date to be announced via MullinsMemorial.com.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. MARK AND GINNIE BRAGER Sep 18, 2021 at 11:37 am



  2. Dick and Maureen Granger Sep 18, 2021 at 11:54 am

    We were shocked at Terry’s passing. He was a great friend and we will miss he jokes and hearty laugh.

  3. Bob Olive Sep 18, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Terry was a good friend . He will be missed greatly. I’m glad I knew him.

  4. buffalo bob baldyga Sep 18, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    another old friend and hot rodder checking out the cruising up above R.I.P. Terry

  5. Dave and Frani Strever Sep 18, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    We were saddened and surprised to hear of Terry’s passing. But then do any of us know when. We should follow his example of living life cheerfully and despite any obstacles life gives us. We should all live as he did; ready to stand before the Lord . We are glad we had a chance to share his friendship. Be at peace Terry.

  6. Jim and Diane Dorazio Sep 18, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Street Rodder, Dog lover (Tyler), friend to many, debater on current events, sports fan. You will well be remembered beyond death. We imagine your name and memories will come at up at many car shows and cruises.

  7. Tris and Diane Leslie Sep 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    We will miss you dear friend and your funny jokes and your laugh! You will be missed by many!

  8. wayne hug Sep 18, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    I will miss his great wit and political narratives. Gone but never forgotten.

  9. Dennis E Wilhelms Sep 18, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Is what a great man to know always with a quick wit will miss him

  10. Pete Zopel Sep 18, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Terry was a great guy I will miss him

  11. Mike Andrade & May Jo Michel Sep 18, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Terry was a great neighbor with a good sense of humor. Always willing to help you when possible. He will be sorely missed. Miss sharing the Sunday paper with him.

  12. Francine and jacques Milissen Gilissen Sep 18, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Feeling sad when we got the news. Terry will be in our memory as one friend who like to tell jokes and talk politics. He wille be missed. Glad to have known you Terry.. Your Belgian friends Francine and Jacques. RIP

  13. Vickie Elliott Sep 18, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Kelly and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers during this time.

  14. David and Julia Higgins Sep 19, 2021 at 6:43 am

    Terry was a friend who will be sadly missed. Always smiled and made us smile.

  15. Gerry & wendy Sep 19, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Terry was well liked we love the little guy and his joke telling was superb he will be missed for sure

  16. Milton Jones Sep 19, 2021 at 8:02 am

    Like so many others, I will truly miss him. R.I.P. Terry. Condolences to his family.

  17. Joe and Karen Cochran Sep 19, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Shocked and saddened when we learned of Terry’s passing. Always in good spirits, smiling, telling jokes, and loving life. A proud and passionate American who really loved the USA. Loved by everyone who knew him. We need more like Terry in this world. He will be sorely missed.

  18. Vanelderen Milissen Robby, Manuela & Michelle Sep 19, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    So sad to hear about Terry’s passing. It was always fun to see him and Dennis at VL during our summer stay. Our condolences to Terry’s family and friends. Rest in peace Terry. You will be missed. Robby, Manuela & Michelle Vanelderen Milissen aka the kids from Belgium as he used to call us.

  19. Peggy&Ted Deily Sep 19, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    We will miss Terry. Always made us laugh with his jokes and funny laugh. He was one one are oldest and dearest friends.RIP Terry🙏

  20. Sheila Stuckey Sep 20, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    So sorry to hear about Terri’s passing he was a great guy always made me laugh is Fort Wayne hairdresser Sheila

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