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GOODING Wilson Clayton Gooding, 78, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 with his daughter and best friend at his side. He leaves his wife of 56 years, Patricia Ann (Mickler) Gooding, his sons David Glenn Gooding (Susan), John Michael Gooding (Lucy), his daughter Cathryn Marie Gooding, his Brother James Clarence Gooding (Sylvia), four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many close friends. In addition, he is survived by his extended Texas family of half siblings, Connie Wilson, Barbara Shock (Ronnie), Wilson Gooding, Jr. (Linda) and GiGi Callender (Ronald). Born in St. Augustine, the first son of Wilson and Arlene (Perpaul) Gooding, he was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. Mr. Gooding graduated from Landon High School in 1953 and was married to Patricia Mickler in 1956 at East 44th Street Baptist Church. He worked in for Duval Motors for 35 years progressing to Parts Manager before retiring in 1996. Mr. Gooding was an active member and Deacon at San Jose Baptist Church. He was a devoted Christian who freely gave his time and energy to anyone in need. Mr. Gooding had a passion for family, fishing and fellowship with members of his church family. A visitation for friends and family will be held Friday, May 10, 2013 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm at San Jose Baptist Church, 6140 San Jose Blvd. We will celebrate Clayton s life and all that he meant to us at 2pm on May 11, 2013 in San Jose Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Reed and Pastor Terry Gore officiating . Memorial contributions may be made to San Jose Baptist Church. Words of comfort can be left at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on May 10, 2013
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