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Donald Peter Goody's Obituary

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        1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350
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      • Sunset Memorial Park

      • 1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350

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Donald Peter Goody, a resident of Midland City, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017.  He was 73.


Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Robert Byrd directing.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 12-1 pm.


Mr. Goody was born on March 5, 1944 in Parma, Ohio and lived there the early years of his life.  Following his graduation from high school he joined the US Army and completed 3 tours in Vietnam.  He retired after 24 years in the military and would later work at Flight Safety International at the Dothan Airport for over 20 years until his retirement in 2008.  Mr. Goody dedicated a big part of his life to the Boy Scouts, serving for over 27 years.  He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the Volunteer of the Year Class Award in 2017, served on the Executive Board, served as Assistant Scout Master for Troop 106, a Member of the Order of the Arrow, served on the Eagle Board, and served as Honorary Chairman of an Eagle Scout Class.  Mr. Goody was a member of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Group, the Harley-Davidson Owners Group (HOG) from Dothan, Alabama.  He was a member of Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Mr. Goody was preceded in death by his parents, Peter Goody and Agnes Ptak, by his wife, Judy Goody, and by his brother, John Goody.


Survivors include his wife, Linda Goody; his son, John Goody; his daughters, Christina (Robert) Donald and Sandy Goody; his step-son, Richie (Lisa) Carter; his step-daughter, Sarah Carter; his grandchildren, Brian (Katie) Nowell, Cody Goodson, Hayley Goodson, Dylan Granger, Reanna Carter, Sydney Carter, and Madelyn Carter; his great-grandchildren, Carlynn Nowell and Dakota Goodson.

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Scott Deese and Tenille Deese Davis

Sandy, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. We love you and we are only a phone call away if you need anything .

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Dan & Ronda Berry

Don - we will miss you, good buddy.

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Jon and Joni Sonmor

Don was such a great guy! We will miss him!

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Judy Short

You are all in my prayers

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Ann Lannon

During this time of sadness, we extend our deepest ,most heartfelt sympathy. .sending prayers and love for the entire family. Mr Don was a one of a kind ,and certainly will be greatly missed by many people.

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Rosemarie Ference

It was a pleasure to be able to meet and speak with Don for the last few years at TCLC. His pleasant and outgoing nature was always a joy on Sunday mornings. I will miss him very much. May God Bless and Keep you all at this difficult time. Rosemarie

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Stan and Jean Graves

Don was upbeat and very faithful in his support of the church and the community. He was a true patriot and gentleman. It is so nice to think of all the young lives he made better through his involvement with Boy Scouts. We always enjoyed talking with him and will certainly miss seeing him at church. Our deepest sympathy to his family.

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Kat Julius

Dearest Family, while I cannot be with you physically during this heavy moment, my thoughts and heart are there. Please continue to remember all the wonderful times with Don, how terrific a man he was, and how he is now in the arms of our Lord and pain free. He now is one of our "angels" looking after us from above. Blessings and love...

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Becky Fowler

Please know we are thinking of you.

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Al Flory

I am very saddened to hear of Don's passing. We served in Vietnam together in 1967 and 68 in the 54th Air Ambulance unit. I was aircraft maintenance officer and Don was a technical inspector. He was one of the best ever, and when he signed off on an aircraft, we knew it was safe to fly. Even more important, he was a good person and a great friend. We in the 54th will miss him.

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Julie Lewis

I worked with Don for 20 years at FlightSafety (FSI). He was always a wonderful friend to us as at FSI. Even when he was on vacation he would send the "FSI Chicks" post cards to say hello. He sent one from Indianapolis the "Hoosier" State to us and another from The Alamo saying: To the FSI Chicks and one Hen. We have yet to decide just who was the hen :)

He was loved by all and we will truly miss our Harley riding, cowboy boot wearing, boy scout loving friend!

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Jacquie Jones

I knew Don through his service to the Scouts. He always had a smile on his face and was ready to lend a hand. Rest in peace!

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Philip French

My sympathies to you and your family at this time. I have very fond memories of Don at Camp Alaflo as well as many other scouting events. They say that is long as you have memories of the loved ones they continue on in your heart.

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Benny & Valinda Twiggs

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Goody Family.
Benny & Valinda Twiggs members of Wiregrasshog

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Tammie Keeton Reynolds

So sorry for your loss I will be praying for the Family.

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Jean and Jerry Nowell, Sr.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. Don was very proud of his family and friends. He will be missed.

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Asa C Ralls

Our Lord has received a very big soul , may he be in complete peice, for he will be missed here on earth.

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Charles & Frances Wooten

Charles and I knew John from the Dothan Harley group. Many fond memories of him from our time with the group. Prayers with the family.

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Charley Ramirez

Rest In Peace my fellow soldier... It was WONDERFUL serving with you in Vietnam 67 - 68... Sorry you could not make our 50th reunion of The 54th Medical Detachment at the end of September 2017... When GOD calls, you have to go no matter what is going on in your life... You were a GREAT Tech Inspector of our unit aircraft and by your know how we lived to fly another day... I am only sorry for one thing and that is that I am not able to see you one last time in this life... Rest easy Don Goody, you were a GREAT person to serve with, AMEN... Charley Ramirez...

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