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Billy Ray Goodman

d. February 22, 2016

Billy Ray Goodman

Mt. Pleasant Billy Ray Goodman, 83 of Mt. Pleasant, NC passed away Monday morning, February 22nd at his home surrounded by his family. Billy was born June 7, 1932 in Cabarrus County to the late Clifford Ray Goodman and Ernie Ethel Talley Goodman. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Eugene Goodman, sister Mable Goodman Scott, step daughters Tammy Sue Herrin and Sheila Dale Gilmore and step great granddaughter Alyssa Lee Honeycutt. The family will receive friends from 12pm to 1:30pm, Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at Gordon Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, 8559 Cook Street, Mt. Pleasant, NC. The funeral service will follow at 2pm in the Gordon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Don Phillips officiating. The burial will follow at St. Stephens Wesleyan Church Cemetery, 7601 Brusharbor Road, Concord, NC. At other times, the family will meet at the home of his wife, Frances Goodman and step daughter Kathy Leigh & husband Phillip, 1755 Mt. Pleasant Rd., W., Mt. Pleasant. He loved his family and riding around on his golf cart. He loved his vegetable garden and the outdoors which regardless of how his health declined, he still had to have his garden and work in it every day. Before his declining health he enjoyed going camping at Waterway Family Campground on the intercoastal waterway and watching NASCAR Races on TV (Dale Earnhardt was his favorite driver). He attended Mt. Pleasant School in Mt. Pleasant, NC. In his younger years and even as an adult, he was an avid farmer. Being outdoors and working in his garden, no matter how small or how large, it was his passion. Even when he was employed full time, he still found time to work in his garden. Mr. Goodman was employed by Wiscasset Mill, Plant 64 previously known as Cannon Mills, Plant 6, Mill 4 as a Section Shift Supervisor of the Spinning Department for 35 years. He has been retired for 16 years. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Frances Virginia Eudy Goodman, of the home; step mother in law, Virginia Eudy of Albemarle, NC; daughter, Sharon Goodman Honeycutt and husband Tony, of Oakboro, NC; son, Ricky Goodman and wife Katie, of Concord, NC; stepdaughter, Kathy Leigh and husband Phillip of Mt. Pleasant; 2 sisters, Ann Phillips and Nancy Storms, of Concord; brother in laws Kent Eudy of Locust, NC, Terry Eudy of Oakboro, NC; Gerald Eudy of Concord, NC; Reggie Eudy of Locust, NC; 2 grandchildren; 8 step grandchildren; 1 great grandson; 6 step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He loved animals, particularly his little dogs Roxy and Maddie Lou and one of his many cats Cricket. The family would like to extend extra special thanks for the loving care he received from Hospice of Stanly & The Uwharrie. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, NY, NY 10006, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 or charity of your choice.
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Visitation

Thursday, February 25, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Gordon Funeral Home Of Mt. Pleasant

8559 Cook St, Mount Pleasant, NC 28124

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gordon Funeral Home Of Mt. Pleasant

8559 Cook St, Mount Pleasant, NC 28124

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Burial

St. Stephen's Wesleyan Church Cemetery

7601 Brusharbor Rd, Concord, NC 28025

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