Joseph R. Gooding 1925-2003 Obituary

Joseph R. Gooding 1925-2003 Obituary

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Joseph Ray “Joe” Gooding, 77, a former resident of Tucker county and a resident of Keyser, departed this life Feb. 21, 2003, at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

He was born July 16, 1925 at Davis, a son of the late Fuller Gooding and Naomi Griffith Gooding.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Theresa L. “Terry” Komrofske Gooding, Keyser; a son, Ernest J. Gooding Sr., and wife, Robin E., Montrose; a daughter, Kathleen T. Gooding-Jose and Husband, John, Inwood; two sisters, Cornell Knotts, Sugarlands, Martha Gibson, Moro, Ark.; five grandchildren, Jonni B., Jose, Ernest J. Gooding Jr., Kelly D. Gooding, Matthew E. Gooding, Katie L. Gooding; and a great granddaughter, Katlyn E. Riffle.

Preceding him in death are three brothers, Fuller E. Gooding, Ernest M. Gooding and Harry H. Gooding. He was a graduate of Thomas High School and the Industrial Engineering College of Chicago, Ill. He served with the US Army during World War II, and retired from the Mineral Fabrication and Machine Co. as a machinist.

Mr. Gooding and his wife owned and operated the former Terry’s Restaurant near Parsons, for many years.

He was a member of the Boyce Houser Post 41, American Legion and the VFW Post 6775 Queen’s Point at McCoole. He was a member of the Church of Assumption and the Knights of Columbus Council 10545.

The family willl receive friends at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.. At 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home parlor, a prayer service will be recited by Rev. Father Lino P. Ebejer. On Tuesday morning, Mr. Gooding will be moved to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at Parsons, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Lino P. Ebejer will be the presider and interment will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery at Thomas. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Joseph Ray “Joe” Gooding

Joseph R. Gooding 1925-2003

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