He was a junior at Aurora Alternative High School in Bloomington. He had plans to continue to college and major in computer science.
He resided with his mother, Trisha (Hayes) Gooch and sister, Brianna Gooch, in Bloomington. He is also survived by his brother, Cabren Gooch, of Bloomington; grandmother, Patty Hayse Davis and her husband, Merle Davis of Owensburg; an uncle, David Hayse and his wife, Erin; his father, Monty Gooch of Fort Myers, FL; aunts, Leiane (Gooch) Bellmore and Lauren Gooch; and uncle, Brad Gooch.
He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Charles "Buster" Hayse.
An informal celebration of life will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the family farm in Owensburg. A simple funeral service will be held at 5 p.m., followed by dinner.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be sent to Aurora Alternative High School, 524 North Fairview, Bloomington, IN 47404. The money will be used to purchase electronic equipment. Fresh picked garden or wildflower bouquets are welcome.
Online condolences and a map showing the location of the services may be found at www.forevercare.org.
Nathan Butler Funeral Home in Worthington is handling the funeral arrangements.