Mr. Gooden was such a fine gentleman and molded young students. I will never forget Hixson Jr. High football, basketball and baseball practices with Mr. Gooden as coach. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and be assured he made a difference in this world.
Stan Myatt (Murfreesboro, TN)
I certainly couldnt appreciate it then. But I look back on it now as an adult and I know for a fact that Mr Gooden was one of the best school administrators that I have known. Mr Gooden and Mr Fairchild kept Hixson Middle School safe and we all have had a clear respect for Mr Gooden. Sure wished schools were managed like they were in my day. Best Wishes to the family. I was amazed to find out Mr Gooden was in the US Navy Medical Corp. Shortly after high school I was also a Navy Hospital Corpsman. Farewell Mr Gooden. You will always have my respect.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Susan and your family. He was a wonderful man!
So many good memories of times in Mr. Gooden's history class. He was a wonderful man. Proud to have known him. Margaret Rawlston Torbert
It was truly a privilege to be a student at Hixson Jr High while Mr. Gooden was there. He was a mentor to many, good man to all and I am sure he will be missed. His family is in our prayers.