Weaver Funeral Home

5815 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN


Ben Cates Goode, Jr.

September 8, 1932September 2, 2020

Ben Cates Goode, Jr. age 87 of Knoxville, passed away September 2, 2020. Active member of Third Creek Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the deacons and church trustee. Member of Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge 728 since 1954. He retired in 1997 as the Assistant Coordinator of the World’s Fair property. Prior to that he worked at the Sheriff’s Department. Ben was involved in youth sports, many years as a coach and umpire. Preceded in death by parents, Ben and Carlotta Goode; son, Rocky Goode; brothers, Charles, Bill and Joe Goode. Survived by loving wife of 70 years, Evelyn Goode; daughter, Debbie Goode Shepherd (Alan); son, Mike Goode; daughter-in-law, LaDonna Parrot-Goode; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Miller; several special nieces, nephews and special friends, Carl Sellers and Jim Hayes and several great neighbors. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Wednesday at Weaver’s Chapel with the service to follow at 7 pm. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 pm Thursday at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 1 pm interment. www.weaverfuneralservices.com. Weaver Funeral Home 5815 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020


Ben Cates Goode, Jr.

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Cindy Salyer

September 9, 2020

Mom, Mike and Debbie and Evelyn and rest of the family. Ben was a great man and he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jeffrey loved his Papaw.My mom Ruth sure loved going to Dollywood with the family. May God Bless this family through the grief . You have peace knowing he is with Jesus.
Cindy and Ron

Richard Maples

September 8, 2020

May God be with the Goode family during your loss.. Richard and Joni Maples

Lynda Cox

September 8, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Teresa Teague

September 7, 2020

I have known Ben and Evelyn for years! Sweet couple! Praying for the family! Bless you all! Love, Teresa Black Teague

Becky and Lew Gholston

September 6, 2020

Dear Debbie,
I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. He is in a better place and we know you will be with him again one day. What a comfort from the Lord!
I would be there if I were in town but know my heart is with you sweet friend.
I love you,
Becky and Lew Gholston


September 5, 2020

Debbie...we are so very sorry for the loss of your father. You haven't really lost him, though. Because you'll see him again. Much love and prayers to you for comfort.
Carole and Tom Ireland


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