John T. Goodpaster, age 83 passed away peacefully Thursday morning, May 14, 2020 at Meadow Lake Assisted Living in Mooresville. He was a resident of Martinsville and a former resident of Morgantown.
John was born March 23, 1937, in Owensville, KY, to his parents, the late Scott Brooks and Lillian Arlene (Johnson) Goodpaster. He was a 1955 graduate of Flemingsburg County High School in Flemingsburg, Kentucky and went on to serve as an Airman Second Class with the 741st Missile Squadron of the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
John was retired after thirty-three years as an Electronic Technician with Naval Avionics in Indianapolis. After retirement, John stayed busy working as a Courier for Lincoln Bank and as a farmhand for Wagler’s Farm in Brown County.
He was preceded in death on January 13, 2009 by his loving wife of 44 years, Janice K. (Kutche) Goodpaster, whom he married on April 3, 1964 in Indianapolis. John was also preceded in death by his sister, Aletha Hit.
John is survived by his children, Joy Elaine (Brian) Wheeler of Martinsville, John Scott (Joni) Goodpaster of Atlanta, IN and Tony Schultz of Franklin; grandchildren, Alaina Wheeler, Julia (Jake) Ferran and Lara Wheeler, all of Martinsville, Alyssa & Austin Goodpaster, both of Atlanta, IN, Steven Schultz of Hamilton, OH and Sam Schultz of Carmel; five great grandchildren; and nieces, Karen, Sharon and Donna.
John was attending the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Martinsville for the past couple of years. He was a member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church and had served on the Board of Trustees for 13 years. John was a previous 15-year member & Deacon of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Indianapolis.
He enjoyed the outdoors by golfing, fishing and working in his yard work. John was a sports fan and enjoyed watching all sports on television, with basketball being his favorite. He also enjoyed volunteering at Mother’s Cupboard Community Kitchen in Nashville.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home with COVID-19 restrictions limiting visitation to 25 at a time with social distancing by friends and family. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery with military rites presented by Brown County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of John to Mother’s Cupboard Community Kitchen, PO Box 825, Nashville, IN 47448.
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