Bobby Joe Goad, 68, of East Ridge, died on Wednesday, December 27, 2011.
Mr. Goad was born and raised in Petros, Tn. He was a member of Harvest Fellowship Church, a World War II Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from Dixie Yarn as a supervisor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delius and Imagean Goad and brothers, Charles and Robby Goad.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Carol Goad; son, Joe Anthony Goad; brothers, Jim Goad, Paul (Cindy) Goad, and Terry (Lori) Goad; sisters, Donna Bunch and Sandra Tone; and very special friends, Dara Boris, and Ray and Susan Miller.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, December 30, with funeral services at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Ray Miller officiating. Entombment will follow at Lomenick Cemetery and Mausoleum.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 South Moore Road.