David Goodpasture
Rose Funeral & Cremation - Mann
6200 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
David Goodpasture

Knoxville, TN

David William Goodpasture, age 77, of Knoxville, a devoted follower of Jesus, husband, father, grandfather, and brother, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday morning, September 14, 2016. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord and the Faithful Followers Sunday School class. David was a professor at the University of Tennessee, in the College of Civil Engineering, for over 40 years. During his tenure at UT, Dr. Goodpasture compiled an impressive record of research, publications and teaching. He was an avid hiker, photographer, and traveler. More than anything he loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed and remembered by his genuine smile and cheerful words.

David was the son of the late John and Eula Goodpasture. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marion Goodpasture; sister, Jacquetta Weaver. David is survived by his children, Jackie Campbell and husband, Brian, Jenny Fogarty and husband, Steve, Will Goodpasture, and Joanna Toole and husband, Robbie; grandchildren, Becca, Ben, and John David Campbell, Jace and Seth Jenkins, and Molly Toole; sister, Margaret Hicks, of Roanoke, Virginia; niece and nephews, Paula Covey, John Weaver and wife, Jackie, Ernie Weaver and wife, Betty.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, at 4:00 p.m., in the Chapel of First Baptist Church, Concord, with Rev. Steve Peek officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Family and friends will gather on Monday, at 1:30 p.m., at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel to travel in procession to Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2:00 p.m. interment service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Special Needs Ministry Group Home Project, care of First Baptist Church, Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. The family would like to thank all of those that had a part in David's medical care. Online condolences may be made at


Published by Knoxville News Sentinel from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2016.
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Dr. Goodpasture my taught Indeterminate Structures class at UT back in the mid-late 1970's. It was the toughest structural course I ever had, but Dr. Goodpasture was an excellent teacher and I will always remember him for his ability to teach. I appreciate that he is a Christian man and am thankful that he is with his Lord and Savior even now.
Doug McConkey
October 26, 2016
My deepest sympathy is extended to Dr. Goodpasture's family. I worked in the office of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering for 26 years. Dr. Goodpasture was always very kind to me. I always enjoyed him bringing Will by to visit with us.
Jane Taylor
September 19, 2016
Dear Family,
My condolences to all the family in this loss. I'm sorry I can't attend this weekend. We will be making a donation to the church as suggested. Love and hugs to all - Kim and boys
Kim Wood
September 17, 2016
My condolences to the family of David.I knew David in the mid sixties as we were in Boy Scouts together with Jack Nanney. We, three,spent a lot of time hiking MANY trails in the Smokies. In fact, He and I received our Eagle Scout awards in the same service at 1st Baptist in Knoxville. I remember David as a great peer to "run" with and a good role model to follow. He was a year or so older the Jack and me. He drove--we bought gas. Ha! May you be comforted by God's spirit as you go through this sorrowful time together.
John Ginn
September 16, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Cheri Reznicek
September 16, 2016
My condolences go to David's family. We were colleagues for many years in the UTK College of engineering, He was a wonderful faculty member with great care and concern for his students. Bill Snyder, former UTK Dean of Enginrrting and UTK Chancellor Emeritus
September 16, 2016
I am so very sorry about the passing of your father.
Tell will i love him
Lauren Dake
September 16, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. May God keep his loving arms around each of you at this difficult time
Gail Gathagan
September 16, 2016
David was one of my first friends. We lived across the street from each other on N. Central St. when we were young kids. Then thru school together. He was a wonderful person. Please accept my deepest sympathies...Bob Barlow
Bob Barlow
September 16, 2016
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