Richmond Andrews Gooden

1930 - 2021

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Richmond Andrews Gooden, age 90, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 with his wife, Charlotte at his side. He was born in Neptune, NJ on March 20, 1930 to the late Charles and Dorothy (Barry) Gooden. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; their daughter, Charitie Gooden (Brett) Thames of Forest; three step-children, Karin Baker of Ada, Chad (Heather) Bodine of Mt. Victory and Andrew (Shannon) Bodine of Dayton; grandchildren, Briana Handell, Marissa Kindell, Morgan Bodine, Andrea Bodine, Kelsie Crumpton, Ambur Martin, Kendall Geddings, Rayden Bodine, Jackson Bodine, Camden Bodine, Chloe Powell, Cameron Powell, Caleb Powell, Barrett Thames, Briggs Thames and Boone Thames; 12 great-grandchildren, including one great-grandson, Brooks (deceased). Also surviving are children: John (Lynn) Gooden, Jeanne (Yuri) Rojas and their daughter, Emilie and Jennie (Matt) Hempstead and their daughters, Elise and Justine. Richmond also leaves behind extended family, Brandon and Shaina Powell and their daughter, Ava Finley. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alan and Barry Gooden. Following graduation, he served in the US Army. Richmond received his undergraduate degree at Newark University and went on to his Master's studies at The Ohio State University. He retired from Parker-Hannifin (formerly, United Aircraft Products) in 1994 as an Aerospace Engineer. The highlight of his career was receiving 5 U.S. patents. Following retirement, he went on to be a full-time "stay at home dad". He was an adventurer, he and Charlotte spent time skiing, sailing and scuba diving. He enjoyed Broadway shows, airplanes and trains. He will be remembered as a perfect gentleman, loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Monday, January 18, 2021 at SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Trent Boedicker officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, where full military rites will be conducted by Wright-Patterson Air Force Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 1:00-5:00pm Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Coping with Laryngomalacia, PO Box 313 Port Monmouth, NJ 07758 or to Grace Gospel Church, Ada. Online condolences can be shared by visiting stoutcrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Sunday, January 17th 2021 1:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, January 18th 2021 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Final Resting Place:

    Woodlawn Cemetery [Map]
    5134 State Route 235
    Ada, Ohio 45810

  • Contributions:

    Grace Gospel Church
    321 North Gilbert Street
    Ada, OH 45810

    Coping with Laryngomalacia
    PO Box 313
    Port Monmouth, NJ 07758

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To : Charlotte
Date :Wednesday, January 13th 2021
From : Wanda Rider
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for God's comfort and peace in the days to come.



To : My sis
Date :Wednesday, January 13th 2021
From : Her sis
I don't know what it feels like to lose my partner but I know it hurts. We're here for you and and I really wish I could give you a hug!



To : Charlotte and Family
Date :Wednesday, January 13th 2021
From : B ob Peg Little
He had a good life, a loving wife, and children who loved him dearly. No man could ask for more. Praying for the family.



To : Charlotte
Date :Wednesday, January 13th 2021
From : Brian and Tara
Richmond may have completed the race set before him, is face-to-face with the Glory of Heaven, praising his Lord and Savior, and hearing the precious words "Well done, good and faithful servant!" but that doesn't mean we don't ache deep in our hearts for the loss of our husband, father, brother, friend. May God cover you and the family with His peace as you endure this journey, until we all are together again worshipping at the feet of Jesus!
Jeremiah 29:11



To : Charlotte
Date :Thursday, January 14th 2021
From : George Hronek
Dear Charlotte,
I miss my friend Rich and pray that God will ease your sorrow.



To : Charlotte
Date :Thursday, January 14th 2021
From : GiGi Fetter
What an amazing man. I didn't know Richmond, but after reading the obituary, it's obvious he lived a rich and blessed life.
I will always remember the nativity he would display in the wooded area in front of your house. It was beautiful.
So sorry for your loss. If there is ever anything you need, Randy & I are just down the road.



To : Charlotte and Karin and family
Date :Thursday, January 14th 2021
From : Traci Elliott Rader
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how dedicated you were in his care and I hope you will find peace knowing his soul is free and in Heaven. I have come to realize your truth strength and faith and have great confidence you will continue to spread his love with your family.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sorry I can’t attend in person. ❤️



To : Charlotte and family Charitie and Brett Thames and
Date :Thursday, January 14th 2021
From : Clinton Thames Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you and sending love and prayers for comfort and peace.




To : Charlotte
Date :Thursday, January 14th 2021
From : Barb Roberts
Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. Rich is now at peace. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.



To : Charlotte and Karin and family
Date :Friday, January 15th 2021
From : Traci Elliott Rader
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how dedicated you were in his care and I hope you will find peace knowing his soul is free and in Heaven. I have come to realize your truth strength and faith and have great confidence you will continue to spread his love with your family.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sorry I can’t attend in person. ❤️



To : Karin and Family
Date :Saturday, January 16th 2021
From : Jennifer Stamper
So sorry for your loss. We are keeping all of you in our prayers. Hugs!
The Stamper Family




To : Charlotte Gooden
Date :Tuesday, January 19th 2021
From : Anna Maria Brenneman
Charlotte,
I'm deeply sorry for the loss of Richmond. I know it is a painful happening, and I pray that God will comfort you and your family fully.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Anna Maria



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