Joseph "Joe" Goodner

May 23, 1930March 6, 2013

Joseph Forrest “Joe” Goodner, 82, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, March 06, 2013. He was born May 23, 1930 in Chattanooga a son of the late Rufus Pledger Goodner, Sr. and Effie Mae Johnson Goodner. He was preceded in death by a brother R.P. Goodner, Jr.. He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and a U. S. Marine veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Goodner retired from DuPont after 34 years of service. He loved to play golf. Survivors include his wife, of 63 years, Betty Goodner; son David (Kathy) Goodner of Cleveland; grandchildren Brian Goodner and Laura (Jason) Leddon all of Cleveland; brothers Everett Goodner and Gene Goodner. Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, March 9 at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Dr. Bill Owens officiating. The procession will assemble at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home 12:00 Saturday. The family will receive friends at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home Friday evening from 4-8. Memorial donations may be made to Ridgedale Baptist Church Building fund 1831 Hickory Valley Road Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 9, 2013

Joseph "Joe" Goodner

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wayne orr

March 9, 2013

All of the staff and friends at Brown Acres have missed Joe since he had stopped playing golf. I always looked forward to seeing his smiling face in the mornings. I am thankful to have known him and will miss him. My condolence to the family.

March 8, 2013

David and Kathy and family,so sorry for your loss.Carolyn Tallent-Marilyn's friend

Teresa Shelton

March 8, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.