Willis Matt Goody

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GALLIPOLIS — Willis "Matt" Goody, 42, of Gallipolis, left the physical world unexpectedly on Monday, June 2, 2014, to be with his Lord and Savior.

Matt was born Feb. 19, 1972, in Gallipolis, the son of Faye Moore Goody and the late Vernon Washington Goody. He is survived by his beloved fiancée and cherished best friend, Angela Jane Elliott-Steger; his beloved stepson, Colton Eryk Steger, both of his home in Gallipolis; two brothers, James (Roberta) Goody, of New Haven, W.Va., and David Goody, of Gallipolis; nephew Michael (Misty) Goody, and niece Kelly (Todd) Martin. Also surviving him are Candace (Allen Ross) Keller-Goody and beloved stepson Justus William "Gage" Keller.

Matt was preceded in death by his brother, Mark Allan Goody, and his father, Vernon Washington Goody.

Matt attended Gallia Academy High School. He graduated from Washington State Community College in 1995 and was a certified carpenter by trade. Matt never knew a stranger. He loved talking to all different sorts of people. He enjoyed finding ways to uplift the spirit in others. He was a kind, gentle soul, and a loving, caring, genuine man with an amazing compassionate heart. Matt was an avid sports fan, his favorite teams being the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ohio State Buckeyes, and locally the Gallia Academy Blue Devils.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Waugh-Halley Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Calling hours will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be David Goody, Michael Goody Jim Goody, Colton Steger, Brent Wachs and Jay McCarty.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Waugh-Halley Wood, 810 Second Ave., Gallipolis, OH 45631 to help offset funeral expenses.

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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from June 4 to June 5, 2014