Williamsport- Enoch D. “E.D.” Gooden age 88 of Williamsport died at 7:35 a. m. on Friday, August 1, 2008 at Woodland Manor Nursing Center in Attica.
E.D. was born on May 17, 1920 in Roberts, Fountain County, Indiana. He was the son of James and Leona Mae (Carswell) Gooden. E.D. had resided in Warren County for most of his life and was a 1938 graduate of West Lebanon High School. On May 11, 1940 he married Joy Clark in the West Lebanon Christian Church. She survives
E.D. farmed for many years in Warren County. He served on the West Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years and was Fire Chief for several years. E.D. had served as Pike Township Trustee and Warren County Commissioner for several years. He was a member of F&AM Lodge 352 West Lebanon, where he received his 50 year pin. E.D. was a charter member of the West Lebanon Lions Club and Tri County Fire Association. He was a member of the Indiana Association of Counties. He had served on the first school board at Seeger High School. E.D. was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in West Lebanon. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping and boating. E.D. never met a stranger. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving with his wife, Joy, are;
3 daughters, Karen Geisert (Husband: Les) of West Lebanon, IN
Sharon Shelby (Husband: Ron) of Houston, TX, and Jill Bonebrake (Husband: Dave) of Greencastle, IN
1 brother, John Gooden (Wife: Rosann) of West Lebanon, IN
6 grandchildren, Dianne (Mike) Owens, Gary (Deanna) Geisert, Alicia (Mark) Adams, Kim Shelby, Ryan (Emily) Bonebrake, and Nichole (Adam) Knoll
12 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Jacob, Caleb, Shayla, Sadie, Shelby, Robert, Brandon, Randy, Garrett, Ethan, and Ally
E.D. was preceded in death by a son, Gary Gooden, granddaughter, Kathy Geisert, 2 brothers, Henry Gooden and Jim Gooden, 2 half-sisters, Sue Sabbia, and Charlene Arent.
Visitation will be at Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport on Sunday, August 3, 2008 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. EDT with Masonic services to follow at 7:00 p.m. Services will be on Monday, August 4, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. EDT with Pastor Ron Shelby and Rev. Roger McDaniel officiating. Interment will be at West Lebanon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 301 South Clinton Street, West Lebanon, IN 47991 or Serenity Hospice, 103 S. Grant Ave., Fowler, IN 47944. Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.