Lebanon Reporter


May 30, 2012

Robert Harold Goodnight

Robert Harold Goodnight, 89, of Mulberry, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Colfax, to William Jackson and Mary Ettie (Ward) Goodnight. He attended Dayton schools. He spent most of his life in Clinton County.

Robert married Geneva Ruth Roberts on April 25, 1943. She died Oct. 11, 2008.

He formerly worked for National Seal, and was a farmer and cattle breeder up until his death.

Robert was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army as a Tech. Sgt. from 1943-1945. He was a hardworking man, who enjoyed working with his wife in his machine and upholstery shop. He was overall a jack of all trades, even until his death.

Survivors include son, Robert Eugene (Tina) Goodnight of Raleigh, N.C.; three daughters, Jacqueline (Eric) Halsema of Callao, Mo., Pamela Ruth (Gerald) Shelburne of Thorntown and Sandra (Dennis) Bond of Rossville; 10 grandchildren, Kimberly, Samantha, Geneva, Cynthia, Angela, Wm. Douglas, Jennifer, Rebecca, Anthony “AJ” and Nicholas; and 15 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Berniece Galey, Ethel Reed, Zelma Rice and Aletha Shelton Parks; four brothers, Ralph, Omer, Orville and William Junior; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Genda Funeral Home, 608 N. Main St., Frankfort. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 1, at the funeral home, with Pastor Allen Weldy officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, with military burial rites.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Association, Frankfort.

Online condolences may be made at www.gendafuneralhome.com.

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