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Johnny Clifton Goode

December 15, 1941 — April 14, 2023

Hartsville

Johnny Clifton Goode

Johnny Clifton Goode, age 81 of Hartsville, South Carolina departed on Friday, April 14.  He was surrounded by loving family in his home at the time of his passing.

Johnny was born on December 15, 1941, in Waynesboro, Virginia, to Homer Clifton Goode and Belver Graves Goode.  He was the third of five boys.

Johnny graduated from Nelson County High School in 1959.  While in high school he was active in the Junior Red Cross and the Future Farmers of America.  He also played football and was a standout on the school track team. During his senior year he served as class president and was voted Most Popular.

Following high school, Johnny joined the United States Air Force, serving from 1959 to 1962.  A portion of that time was spent as flightline crew chief at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC.  Experience in the Air Force prepared Johnny for his first post-service job with Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia.  

In 1965 Johnny returned to Goldsboro, North Carolina, taking a job with Carolina Power & Light.  Through a career that spanned the next 30 years, Johnny worked at CP&L plants in Roxboro, Lumberton, and Hartsville, South Carolina, before returning to the Lee Plant in Goldsboro at the close of his career in 1994.

Never one to sit idle, Johnny went to work as a project manager for Moree-Ollis-Roach (MOR) Power Plant Maintenance (PPM) – an EMCOR Company - of Society Hill, South Carolina in 1996.   This occupation would develop into a second career of twenty-six years., carrying Johnny to all parts of the country until his second retirement in 2021.

Outside of work, Johnny filled his life with many enjoyable pursuits.  He was skilled with his hands and was known for making constant improvements to his home or completing various projects.  No task was too large, and he was always eager to put his knowledge and skills to work on behalf of others.  At various times in his life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and NASCAR, but was always happiest when given the opportunity to socialize with friends and family.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Homer & Belver Goode, and brothers Wallace Homer Goode, James Carlton Goode, and Franklin Lee Goode.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Stewart Goode.  Johnny & Susie married on February 19, 1993, and recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

Johnny is also survived by a brother, Larry Allen Goode and wife Jill Goode of Summerville, South Carolina; former wife Rose Price Goode of Baxley, Georgia; son Johnny Clifton Goode, Jr., and wife Amy Cox Goode of Roseboro, North Carolina; daughter Sandra Goode Woodle and husband Alfred Douglas Woodle of Baxley, Georgia; and daughter Heather Morgan Smith and husband Charles Lee Smith of Hartsville, South Carolina.  Grandchildren include Devyn Jacob & Colton Thayer Woodle of Baxley, Georgia; Katie Goode Ballance and husband Jackson Ray Ballance of Roseboro, North Carolina; Charlize Savannah Smith of Moncks Corner, South Carolina; and Stella Marie & Claire Victoria Smith of Hartsville, South Carolina.  Johnny is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Charles Luke Ballance and John Afton Ballance of Roseboro, North Carolina.

Arrangements are being handled by Norton Funeral Home.  A brief memorial service will be held in the Norton Funeral Home Chapel at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15.  Visitation will follow the service. The family will hold a private interment later.

The family would like to express appreciation to Crescent Hospice, especially Akamie and Brittany for the loving care and compassion they showed Johnny and the family during this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Johnny’s memory may be made to the following:

Dylan Adams Endowment

P.O. Box 1902

Hartsville, SC 29551

 

Darlington County Humane Society

1705 Adoption Way

Darlington, SC 29532

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 15, 2023

5:00 - 5:45 pm (Eastern time)

Norton Funeral Home And Crematory - Hartsville

1414 West Carolina Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550

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Visitation

Saturday, April 15, 2023

5:45 - 6:45 pm (Eastern time)

Norton Funeral Home And Crematory - Hartsville

1414 West Carolina Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550

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