Thomas B. Goldsberry

Friday, May 16, 2008

Mr. Thomas B. Goldsberry, 94, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday morning at the Ruth Lilly Hospice at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Oct. 20, 1913 in Campbellsburg, Ind., he was the son of Walter Melvin and Hattie Mary (Osborn) Goldsberry. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School; Central Normal College; and Indiana University. He married Velma (Stremming) Goldsberry and she survives.

Mr. Goldsberry had been a high school teacher and a basketball coach for 39 years at Lynville, Millersburg, Bridgeton, Ellettsville, Greencastle, Union City, and South Putnam Schools. He was a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the Cloverdale United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; seven children, Dixie Wilson and husband, Harve of Eminence, Jim Goldsberry and wife, Vivian of Greencastle, Ken Goldsberry and wife, Diane of Loveland, Colo., Donna Webster and husband, Dick of Union City, Marla Parks and husband, Mike of Cloverdale, Cay Sibbett of Greencastle, and Lynn Adams and husband, Dan of Terre Haute; a brother, Robert Goldsberry of Greencastle; 23 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Rick Wilson; two brothers, Walter and George Goldsberry; and four sisters, Mildred Cassady, Marian White, Pat Waggoner, and Bonnie Cagle.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Cloverdale United Methodist Church, Cloverdale, Ind., with Pastor Brett Parks officiating. Entombment will be in the Pinelawn Mausoleum at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Compassion International 12290 Voyager Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80921.

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