Enoch Gooden

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Enoch D. "E.D." Gooden, 88, of Williamsport, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008 at Woodland Manor Nursing Center in Attica.

E.D. was born on May 17, 1920 in Roberts, Fountain County, Ind. 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. He 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. He 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. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in West Lebanon.

Surviving with his wife, Joy, are; three daughters, Karen Geisert (husband: Les) of West Lebanon, Sharon Shelby (husband: Ron) of Houston, Texas, and Jill Bonebrake (husband: Dave) of Greencastle; one brother, John Gooden (wife: Rosann) of West Lebanon; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Gooden, a granddaughter, two brothers, Henry Gooden and Jim Gooden, two half-sisters, Sue Sabbia, and Charlene Arent.

Visitation will be at Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. with Masonic services to follow at 7 p.m.

Services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. 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