Maurice Benjamin Goode, 79, of Huddleston passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at Campbellâ€™s Rest Home. He was born on Monday Dec. 14, 1932 a son of the late Ira Clay and Hinda Austin Goode. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Goode Hobbs and brother, Austin Clay Goode. He owned and operated Double Good Dairy Farm, a Century farm in Bedford County established by his family in 1889. He began working the farm at age 9 after his brothers Austin, Joe, and Davis joined the military, serving in WWII. He was the loving husband of Gertie-Mae Spradlin Goode, and father of Mark B. Goode and wife, Susan, Nancy Goode Spencer and husband, Mike, and Todd C. Goode and wife, Kim. Also surviving are his grandchildren Joshua Goode and fiancÃ©, Robyne, Zachary Goode, Caleb Goode and wife, Julia, Rachel Spencer, Isaac Goode, Clay Goode, Sarah Spencer, Kristin Calilung, Hannah Goode, and Casey Calilung. Also surviving are his brothers, Joe Goode, William Davis Goode and wife, Polly, and sister-in-law Dorothy Goode, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family requests no flowers and is asking those who wish to make memorials to consider the Bethesda United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 14340 Wyattâ€™s Way, Huddleston, VA 24104. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2012 at Bethesda Methodist Church at 11 am with the Rev. Wayne Murphy officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Fuenral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012