Born 6-28-1920 -- Died 12-9-2007
Irvin "Jack" Goad, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born on June 28, 1920, in Tennessee, the son of the late Johnny Goad and Annis Bee (Coffalt) Goad.
He was united in marriage to Elsie Margaret Cox on May 4, 1946, in London, England.
He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and was with Patton's 3rd Army.
He moved to Arkansas in 1974 from Tipton, Ind. While living in Cherokee Village he worked for the Water Department before retiring completely.
He was a member of the Foothills Baptist Church in Hardy and was very active in church activities.
He is survived by: his wife, Elsie Goad of the home; three daughters, Helen Williams of Goshen, Ind., Jean Zimmerman of Birmingham, Ala., Shirley Wanamaker of San Antonio, Texas; and a special "daughter," Mary Dever of Atlanta, Ind.; four sisters, Flo Pillow of Bowling Green, Ky., Marjorie Dye of Bowling Green, Wilma Duke of Lebanon, Tenn., and Elease Phelps of Bowling Green; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; four brothers, Earl, Edward, Clifton and Johnnie Ray Goad; and one sister, Zelma Moore.
Funeral services were held Dec. 12 at the Foothills Baptist Church in Hardy, Ark., with Bro. Bud Johnson officiating.
Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Highland, Ark.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.