Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

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Richard Charles Good

May 9, 1957June 21, 2020

A legacy of love, a legacy of life, and a legacy of a good name, Richard Charles Good, age 63, passed away on June 21, 2020 at his home in Daniels. Born on May 9th, 1957 in Cranberry, West Virginia he was the son of the late Charles H. Good and Billie Louise Aliff. Richard retired from Ghent Elementary School as their Physical Education Teacher. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his twin sister, Rebecca Louise Good of Grafton, West Virginia.

"What is a Brother?" A brother is someone to trust in - who's reliable, patient, and strong. You know you can count on his help, his advice, and his honesty all your life long. Can't tell you how much it means having you for a brother. Thanks for being all you are, and have a wonderful birthday. "I am grateful to God for all the years that He has given us. Every single one of them. I pray for you and your health and for your happiness to be just like how blessed and happy I am. A brother, a twin is a Special Blessing! A brother is more than family, he's a Special Friend for Life. The feelings that go deepest are the hardest to express, all I can say it, I Love You with all my heart and soul. Thank you for being all that you are to me and to other people we have shared a relationship with all these years. "Birthday Phone Calls for Twins" are "two blessings" in each phone call..... Happy Birthday with Love, Always! Beck"

"2 Mothers who loved, 2 Mothers who knew what it was like to have "twins." A girl and a boy, special and unique and both were a joy. Male and Female, a balance of God's creation. A double portion of a blessing. A special blessing designed by God's love and a gift to all because of God Great loving hands. God fashioned these "twins" with a special character and talent and gave them a "good" name. Best of all - God placed them in the world to show how great His love is - always with you, always good, God created all things, and He blessed them with love and life. God planned the lives of these 2 twins in a special way right from the start because of these 2 mothers that knew God and prayed. Trust in Him."

"Don't cry for me, if you believe … If you believe in a God that is always in control. If you believe that there is only one true God - The great and wonderful "I Am." Know who you are in Him, know who you are in Christ Jesus. In Christ, you are forever more loved and redeemed for evermore and eternally, without end. Your life goes on in Him so look and live as if you really believe. Don't cry for me because I am only gone from this body that you once seen or met. Don't cry for I am only resting in the ground, in the dust and soul of the ground. Don't cry for me for I was a believer and receiver of the Lord, Jesus Christ on the same day as my twin sister, Rebecca. On June 9, 1969, remember the memories and live in them. Remember the legacy of love and life. Remember the blessed gift of a name. Remember the name of good character. Remember the memories of my who I was to you. Share the love and memories with others. For memories all for the healing of the tears and gives you rest. So, remember the blessed letter "R". "R" for Richard and "R" for Rebecca, remember the word name Good, for Good comes from God and Good is God. All things that are Good - are loving and honorable and blessed that grows with actions that produce evidence of how you truly are. Let everyone that has this hope live life as though they believe and have the Spirit of the Lord that raised Jesus from the grave - alive in you. Lives in you and be everything that God has created you to be. The Lord said, seek me and you will find me, search me and you will know me. Believe in me and I will show you many and unbelievable things, things that you are incapable of imagining with your finite mind. But trust and obey, believe and receive, this hope in Jesus, and be ready, looking always and living as though you believe. Be of good character of who He has created you to be and bring others into the Kingdom of Heaven. Proclaim my faithfulness and wonders of miracles and answered prayer.

"Make Me a Blessing" Out in the high-ways and by-ways of life, Many are weary and sad; Carry the sunshine where darkness is rife, Making the sorrowing glad. Make me a blessing, Make me a blessing -- Out of my life May Jesus shine; Make me a blessing, O Savior, I pray, Make me a blessing to someone today. Tell the sweet story of Christ and His love, Tell of His power to forgive; Others will trust Him if only you prove True, every moment you live. Give as 'twas given to you in your need, Love as the Master loved you; Be to the helpless a helper indeed, Unto your mission be true.

A graveside service to honor the memory of Richard will be held at 2:45 pm, Sunday, September 13th, 2020 in the Christus Garden of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, friends and family are invited to share memories of Richard during the service.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Crematorium has the honor of serving the family of Richard.


13 September

A Graveside Service to honor Richard

2:45 pm

Christus Garden of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens

Beckley, West Virginia


Richard Charles Good

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Leonard Sims

July 9, 2020

I had the pleasure to work with Richard from 1995 until I retired in 2012. Richard was liked by all the students and he was very helpful with the teachers (like me) who were technology challenged. I will remember U my friend until we meet again in Heaven !!

Makayla Radford

July 8, 2020

I so hate to see this. Mr. Good was my gym teacher at Ghent Elementary from 2000-2006 and I still think about him from time to time. He was always so kind and he always had a smile for everyone. My maiden name is Plumley and he used to call me “Mack the Plumber.” It used to drive me crazy as a kid but it always made me smile. He made every day fun and he pushed you to do your best without making you feel bad if you couldn’t go any further. His obstacle courses were the best and he’s the only person I’ve ever known that could juggle. He was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. My prayers and condolences go out to his family!

Harold Tennant

July 8, 2020

Mr. Good was the best gym teacher we ever had. From playing dodgeball, the little scooter carts, down to the big parachute he brought out. Making popcorn in his office for us. He was the best. I'm 30 now and my sons 4 going to ghent, I wish he could have experienced such a kind awesome person such as him. We loved it when the music teacher mark Campbell , who replaced John greenwald while I was there, would let us skip music and go play with the other kids. He will definatly be missed. I will definatly try to attend if I'm not in Ripley for training classes again for work. My condolences sir. Rest in peace. I hope your heavenly gym has plenty of the awesome stuff we used to have. Just keep the physical fitness test down here. Rest easy mr good.

Amber Polk

July 8, 2020

I will never forget Mr. Good. He was an amazing gym teacher and was always so pleasant. He always greeted me by saying, “Hey Pokémon,” poking fun at my last name, and it is one of my fondest memories of him. He was such a wonderful teacher and he will be greatly missed.

Melissa Ransom

July 8, 2020

He was the best coach he really card about us thanks Mr Good

Jason Godby

July 8, 2020

Mr. Good was the best gym teacher! How I miss those days at Ghent Elementary School. He was soft spoken but had a heart of gold. Prayers for his family. 🙏😥

Morgan Ransom

July 8, 2020

Mr Good was the best gym teacher in the world. He was so proud of me to be the first student in 5th grade to walk and run on the stilts in gym class. I remember the excitement when he would surprise the class with the parachute.
Mr Good was the best to push you high on the swing set during gym class. I loved getting awarded by tennis balls for completing something in gym class he challenged us with. It was such a privilege to get one. I could go on for hours about the memories we shared during my short 5 years at Ghent Elementary. His beautiful soul will be forever cherished and remembered. He made this world a brighter place. Truly the most kind and genuinely caring soul.

Frederick Ewing

July 7, 2020

Richard was a dear friend. I loved him. He rescued me several times.
My condolences to his loved ones.

Jim Warren

July 2, 2020

My sincere condolences. Goodbye good friend. Many an hour spent together as high school friends. May the God of all comfort be with you, Rebecca, his dear sister.