Gooden Sr.

In Memory of David Gooden Sr.

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David Gooden Sr.

David Lee Gooden Sr., 77, of Barrackville, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Fairmont on November 24, 1942, a son of the late Frederick David Gooden and Vivetta May Summerfield Gooden. David is survived by his loving wife, Emma Jane Gooden of Barrackville; three sons, Richard Bryan of Barrackville, David Lee Gooden Jr. and his wife Amanda of Ashdown, AR, and Scott Gooden and his wife April of Shinnston; daughter, Teresa Gooden Coburn of Fairmont; ten grandchildren, Kelsey, Matthew, Tanner, Luke, Candece, Brandon, Aiden, Kayla, Scottie, and Ryan; nine great-grandchildren; five brothers, Harold Gooden and his wife Sandy, Tom Gooden and his wife Shelia, Eldoris “Boo” Gooden and his wife Linda, Danny Gooden, and Robert Gooden and his wife Cindy; six sisters, Elsie Ford, Mary Ann Lipscomb, Vivetta “Sis” Carter, Robin Harper, Rosie Crocker, and Elsie “Pickle” Mathany and her husband Lynn; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his stepmother, Pearl Ruth Gooden and a brother, Lester Gooden. David was a graduate of Rivesville High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Christian by faith and a retired coal miner from Eastern Associated Coal Mine and later worked in the shipping department at the Clarksburg Walmart. David enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, all sports, Nascar, wrestling, go-kart and dirt track racing, and spending time with his wife, kids, grandkids, and all his family. Our dear husband and father deserves a beautiful tribute. However, we appreciate in the unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic that attending a visitation may not be in your best interest. Please be with us in prayer. If you are able to join us in celebrating David’s life, we will receive friends at Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554, on Friday, June 12, 2020, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Ron Johnson officiating. A committal service will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Fairmont. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.