Roy Dean Goode age 94 passed away peacefully on September 7, 2019 at Fountain View Village in Fountain Hills, AZ. He was born August 12th 1925 to Walter A. and Ruth (Breeding) Goode in Modesto, Illinois. He served in the United States Navy in World War II and graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He married Carol Wood April 12th 1952 in Springfield, Illinois, who survives. He served as the manager of Rural Electrical Convenience Cooperative in Auburn, Illinois for 42 years. After retirement, Roy moved from Virden, Illinois to Arizona.
Roy lived with passion. With various levels of success, he jumped out of an airplane (for fun), water skied, took up jogging for a week or two, drove his family around the U.S. in an RV, and served on many church committees, governing boards, and community organizations. He was particularly active in Rotary, Masons, V.F.W., and the American Legion. Roy regularly attended his children's school plays, band concerts, little league games, PTA meetings, and managed to read the same bedtime stories over and over again without too many complaints.
He is survived by daughter Susan Goode, Terre Haute, IN, son Charles (Chuck) Goode (Lori wife), Columbus, IN, son Robert (Bob) Goode, New York, NY, and daughter Janet Jerome, Port St. Lucie, FL. He is also survived by eight granddaughters, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends whose lives Roy touched are invited to a celebration of life in his honor on Friday, September 13th at 6:00 pm at Fountains, A United Methodist Church, 15300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ.