James Otis Goode

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James Otis Goode of Midland,Texas at 92 years of age, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2018. James was born February 15, 1926, in Wilson, Oklahoma to Cordie and Otis Goode. On his 18th birthday in 1944, he received his high school diploma and immediately enlisted into the United States Army Air Forces. He served as an aerial gunner on the B-24 Liberators with the 7th Air Force, Squadron 865th, 494th Bombardment Group. He participated in 10 flight missions in the Pacific Theater and also served in Japan as part of the Occupation Forces. Although he was relatively humble and quiet on the topic of his service, he did share a story that he survived an emergency landing with a bomb stuck in the bomb release. He was very proud of his service and his country. After his honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant, he enrolled and graduated from East Central State College in 1951 in Ada, Oklahoma. He began a proud and dedicated service to Magnolia/Mobil Oil Company. James married his love, Geraldine Porter on December 1, 1951. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage and rarely spent time apart. They settled in Midland, Texas where they raised three daughters. After 33 years of service with Mobil, he retired as Production Supervisor. He and Geraldine were members of St. Luke's United Methodist Church for over 60 years. After retirement, he volunteered his time with Christmas In April through St. Luke's and was a member of the St. Luke's Carpenter's Sons, a group of men that volunteered their time making repairs around the church. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, metal detecting, and playing cards. "Papa" was our "super-duper handy-man fixer" of all things. He also enjoyed his poker group, Mobil Retiree Club, and collected Mobil memorabilia. Papa was a dedicated grandfather who attended every sporting event and most Indian Guide campouts. He enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren. As a father, he passed on his love of classical music, a strong work ethic, and "finishing what you start" attitude to us. Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather; he will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Theresa Anne Goode-Stone, younger brother A.J. Goode, and nephew James Goode. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Geraldine Goode, daughters Karen Broyles and husband Gary, Melissa McCabe and husband Greg, and son-in-law Robert Stone. He is also survived by his grandchildren Greg McCabe Jr., and wife Mandy, James Broyles and wife Leanne, Josh McCabe, Amanda Fan and husband Peng, and Jenny McCabe. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Nadine Goode, nephews C.J., Duffy, and Miles Goode, three great-grandchildren, 3 step great grandsons, and 2 step great-great-grandsons. The family would like to thank Ashton Medical Lodge staff and Hospice of Midland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Goode's memory can be made to Hospice of Midland or a Veterans cause of one's choice. The family will celebrate his life with a private family gathering at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com
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Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home
3800 N Big Spring St
Midland, TX 79710
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2018
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