Goode, Melvin E. (Cleveland)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Melvin E. Goode, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

He loved hunting, fishing and playing the guitar. He was a loving husband, father, and friend to all and will be dearly missed by those close to him.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Arthur Goode; brother, Otis Goode.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Goode; sons, Jesse (Jaime) and Sean Goode; mother, Corine (Sherman) Greene; grandchildren, Kendall and Bennett Goode; siblings, Wade Goode, Lonnie (Ella) Goode, Donald Goode, Wilma (Gene) Madewell, Gary (Charlotte) Goode, Patty (Ernest) Benoit, Sheila Goode; brother-in-law, Harold Wilcox; Special friends, Carolyn Howard, Sandy and CB Akins; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. 

There will be a celebration of life service on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m with a viewing prior to the service from 2-4 p.m at Companion Funeral Home in Cleveland. Burial will be at Earls Cemetery following the service. The minister will be Reverend James Staton.

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