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George Van Buren Goodall

The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet, September 5, 2017

Goodall, George Van Buren

George Van Buren Goodall, age 91, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died August 31, 2017.  George was born on July 29, 1926 on his grandfather's farm which was called Oakland. 

He was the son of the late, Granville Van Buren and Mildred Elizabeth Williams Goodall.  George was baptized at the Blue Hole on the family farm and was a longtime member of Green Hill Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher.  He was an Army veteran of WWII and served in the 6th Ranger Battalion.  George was the first President of the Civitan Club of Mt. Juliet.  He retired from Ford Glass Plant after 30 years of service and was a licensed funeral director for over 50 years.

George enjoyed riding motorcycles in his early years.  He shared a great love for the Hackney family.  George was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jack Goodall and Billy Rhea Goodall; sister, Martha Wright; grandson, Anthony Goodall and nephew, Phil Goodall.

He is survived by wife of 66 years, Mary Alfred Hackney Goodall; son, Mike (Donna) Goodall; grandchildren, Van (Kaci) Goodall and Whitney (Steven) Whitehouse; great-grandbabies, Will and Mary Anne Goodall and Tatum and Cash Whitehouse; sisters-in-law, Donna Rhea Hackney, Gladys Hackney and Allie B. Hackney and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Teb Batey officiating.  Interment with full military honors will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers will be Tim McKinney, Mark LaRocca, Jeff Rawls, Bobby Goodall, Jimmy Hall and Dylan LaRocca. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Hackney, Herman Coleman, Jackie Parrish, Bob Schaffer and retirees of Ford Glass Plant.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

The family wants to extend a special thank you to Justin, Amy and Nicole at Life Care of Old Hickory for the care that they gave to George.

Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663.  Obit Line (615)641-2663, 

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