David Earl Goddard Jr.

September 21, 1970November 2, 2021

David Earl Goddard, Jr., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at Raleigh General Hospital after a short illness. He was born on September 21, 1970, at Darnell Army Hospital, Fort Hood (Killeen), Texas, later moved to Bradley, where he lived for several years. He most recently lived in Coal City, Raleigh County with his wife and best friend, Shannon Lee (Holt) Goddard. He worked as a truck driver most of his career and was currently employed by Cleveland Cliffs, Inc.

He was the son of David Earl Goddard, Sr., and Carolyn Jo (Johnson) Goddard.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lonnie Earl Goddard, Jr., Kathleen Virginia (Ward) Goddard, maternal grandparents Quentin Ray Johnson and Christina Lee (Drennen) Johnson. He is survived by his sister Melinda Karol (Goddard) Sheets and Husband Brian, nieces Ashlei Sheets and fiancé Jayson Masters, Amber (Sheets) Chapman and husband Chris, great-niece Lilly Masters and great-nephew Xavier Chapman. Left to cherish his memory are his children Michael McMillion, Andrea Rakes, Joshua Goddard, Morgan (Goddard) Keith, stepsons Chris James and Sam Griffith, 8 grandchildren, and 5 step-grandchildren. David was of the Baptist faith. His favorite times were spent with family and friends and watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Boston Red Sox. David’s last wishes were to be cremated and to have no funeral service. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Special “thanks” go to the nurses and doctors at Raleigh General Hospital, CCU, for the loving care given to our loved ones. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.


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David Earl Goddard Jr.

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Belcher Betty

November 20, 2021

Little Dave will always be in my heart, he was the sweetest, and most kind soul I've ever known. I'm sorry for the family, and I know this will be painful for a while, but know he is with Dad, and they are dancing on a cloud above us. We will all be together one day. God Bless. Yes, Uncle Howard loved to dance, even in Church. Love Betty