Mr. Jerry Eugene Gooden, Sr., 55, of Statesville, departed this life on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Wake Forest Hospital. He was born in Iredell County on January 5, 1964, and was the son of the late Jack Kince Gooden and Ella Jane Summers. He was formerly married to Phyllis Allison Gooden, who survives.
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Mr. Gooden attended North Iredell High School was a graduate of El Paso Evening School in TX, as well as some college education. He also served in the U.S. Army and was in the National Guard for 12 years where he was honorably discharged. Jerry loved taking pictures, traveling, and working on cars. He loved his grandchildren. Jerry will truly be missed.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Eugene Gooden, Jr., of Mocksville; one daughter, Kendra Elaine Gooden of Statesville; one brother, John Paul Summers of Statesville; one sister, Wiletha Joann Ward of Statesville; two grandchildren, Drannin Marley Gooden of Mocksville , and Ariana Marie Johnson, of Statesville; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, Statesville. Members of the family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Freedom Presbyterian church cemetery. Following the burial the family will to fellowship at 964 Cochran St Statesville NC 28677. Cochran Street Baptist Church. The family will assemble at 236 McAllister Rd. Statesville NC 28625 at all other times.
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