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Marion Leo "Shorty" Goad


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Marion Leo "Shorty" Goad Obituary
Marion Leo (Shorty) Goad, 84, of Mineola, TX, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2018. There will be no visitation, cremation will take place. A Memorial Service is scheduled for January 14, 2019 , 10:00 AM, at Carlsbad Cemetery Gazebo, Sam Plumlee officiating.
Shorty was born in Carlsbad, TX on November 2, 1934 to J. T. and Helen Mae (Latham) Goad. He and his family relocated to Carlsbad, NM where he attended school. After graduating high school he married Marianna Gourley. They had three children, James Robert (Jimmy), Mark Allen, and Colleen.
He worked in construction until he started his "Industrial Painting" business with partner Bill Crabb. He had many business interests including a radio station in Colorado for many years. He purchased a printing business in Dallas in 1988 and moved to the Dallas area until he retired with his life partner Evelyn Wigley, to Mineola.
Shorty always made those around him laugh. He loved to hunt quail and bass fish with his sons and son-in-law. He also loved to fly his airplane and often flew the kids to out of town ball games.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Louise Bowman, LaVerne Gerrells, brothers, John Goad, Joe Goad and son Jimmy Goad.
He is survived by Evelyn Wigley Goad, Sons, Mark Goad and wife Georgia, Jayson Wigley and wife Reagan, daughter Colleen Ballard and husband Glen, and sister-in-law Joy Goad. Grand children, Katey Fuentez and husband Frank, Josh Ballard and wife Bonnie, Tiffany Brinkley and husband Josh, Lacye Goad, Jayden, McKenzey, Raeley Wigley and Marcus Safar. He has nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was especially fond of niece Michelle Burris who spent time with him in his retirement years.
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on Jan. 12, 2019
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