Fred Goswick Jr., 75, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 12, 2012.
Born April 11, 1936, in Dawson County to the late Fred and Ethel Goswick, he lived in Dawson County all but 18 years he spent in Smyrna.
In his early life, Fred was involved in the moonshine trade and ran trips hauling moonshine from Dawson County to Atlanta.
Later in life, he owned and operated Goswick's Furniture, which was the original place one could purchase a ham biscuit, which was prepared by his mother on a wood stove.
Fred later opened the Moonshine Museum and was instrumental in organizing Dawsonville's first Fall Festival, which later became the Moonshine Festival.
He retired as a bridge inspector with the State of Georgia after more than 25 years of service.
Mr. Goswick was an accomplished artist who was widely known for his wood carvings.
He served on the board of directors for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and was a member of Piedmont Baptist Church.
His sister, Shirley Grant, and a brother, Jerry Goswick, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his sons, Tim Goswick of Dawsonville, Steve Goswick, Scott Goswick, both of Gainesville; the mother of his children, Eddie Goswick of Dawsonville; aunt, Thelma Anderson of Dallas, Ga.; various other relatives also survive.
The family will receive friends from noon until 9 p.m. Feb. 15 at Bearden Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be private.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 1561, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.