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“Jim Goode or Mr Goode to me, will always be my favorite teacher! He was a wonderful teacher, but more important he was a wonderful man! He loved his...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Kathy Russell Williams - Chesnee, SC

“Greg, Aimee, and Nick.. I was so sorry to hear of Jim's death. Through the years he has meant so much to me. I had him as a teacher at R-S Central....Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa Cox - Pinnacle, NC - Friend

“One of the best teachers I ever had. ”
3 of 36 | Posted by: Justin Conner - Forest City, NC

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful person. So kind and amazingly smart. I know that he and Billie are together in...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Barbara Beam - spindale, NC

“I was so sorry to hear about Jim. I spent many happy years at Central with him as both his teacher and a colleague. He dedicated his life to teaching...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Margaret Miller - Rutherfordton, NC

“Greg, Amiee, Nick, and Bailey. I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and granddad. Your Dad and Mom were very special people who left a lasting...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Pat Padgett - Rockingham, NC

“You started out teaching me in the 9th grade, what an amazing teacher. Then years later when I came to Southern, you invited me to be a puppeteer,...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Carol Lattimore - Bostic, NC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Greg, Amy, Nick and Bailey. I am very sorry that I will not be able to be there for you during this difficult time...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Jeff Tyner - Brookfield, IL

“Thank you to the Goode family for sharing your dad with all of us. He gave us the most precious gift of all his christian love for others. He loved...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Steve & Barbara Sprouse - NC

“Jim you will truly be missed! You were so good to me when I was a child. I enjoyed staying at your house in the summer swimming and I will never...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Shonda Bright - Bostic, NC

“Greg, Amie, Nick and Bailey -Words are so inadequate at a time like this. I do not have to tell you what a wonderful man your dad/granddad was. For...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Sharon Crawford Willis - NC

“Our , Deepest heartfelt compassion for the loss of a great man and a great dad and a good friend a also a leader in our community. Jim will be...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Thelma ,Scott ,Linc ,Melanie ,Kaylie,Corey Blankenship Family - NC

“Jim has been such an inspiration in my life. He was like a second father to me. Just about every major decision of my life was made sitting at Ft....Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa Mathis Courtney - NC

“Gregg, Amy and Nick I am so sorry for you loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your dad was a true and genuine person and will surly...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Walter Gee - Spindale, NC

“God will definitely show you the way to smiling again. Just remember all the good times you shared with your father and all the love he gave you...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Jennifer Hodge

“One of the best teachers I ever had. My son, years later, made the same observation. His legacy will live on for many years through the lives of so...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Reagan Clark - Chesnee, SC

“I have some wonderful memories of Mr. Goode. He was one of the best teachers I ever had and he made learning fun. I took both science and...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Gina Crawford Chapman - Jamestown, NC

“I will never forget Mr. Goode, He was an amazing science teacher but more than that he had the most contagious smile. I don't think I ever remember...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Daphne Guffey Baker - Forest City, NC

“I remember mr goode from high school he was a good kaj ”
19 of 36 | Posted by: tracy crowe - sudent

“Mr. Goode and his wife Billlie were two of the kindest people we met when we moved to town. He showed a genuine interst and caring for people. He was...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Sharon Scruggs - Rutherfordton, NC

“I had Mr. Goode for Photography my freshman year in 1994 and loved his class so much I took Photography II again my Junior year. He was such a great...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Misty Bell - Augusta, GA

“Jim will be missed by all who knew him. He was a classmate in high school and at Gardner-Webb. He was a friend, leader in school and well liked by...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Joe Robertson - Greensboro, NC

“Praying for Mr. Goode's family. He was one of my favorite teachers and was a major influence towards my interest in photography. I wish I could be...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Kim Patterson Alderson - Cimarron, KS

“May God bless the Goode family in this time of grief.May he also bless Mr. Jim Goode who now joins his wife in his place at the throne with our Lord,...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Ron Brooks - Ellenboro, NC

“So very sorry. Mr. Goode was my freshman science teacher (1966-1967), and one of my absolute favorites, ever. He had a very positive impact on my...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Mars D. Thomas - Nashville, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Sara Lovelace - Rutherfordton, NC

“My uncle, my buddy, friend and the biggest, most loving supporter I've been blessed to have. I will miss him so much, but I will always carry him in...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Martha Norton - Morganton, NC

“It is hard to believe that the man who never seemed to age has now left us. What a loss all who knew him will experience. Because of his intense...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Kitty Mccammon - Rutherfordton, NC

“I started as a freshman at R.S. Central high School in 1963. My most memorable teacher was Jim Goode. He was young, hip, well-liked and very...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Judy Francis West Foster - NC

“Mr, Goode was my 9th grade science teacher at R-S Central. I also had him for the classroom portion of Driver's Ed. He was one of my most favorite...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Joyce Hill Ferguson - Forest City, NC

“Jim was a very special man,he will be missed in church and the community.Prayers for the family. ”
31 of 36 | Posted by: Jimmy & Nancy Baynard - NC

“My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family. I was a student of Mr.Goode's all through my high years. He was such an inspiration to me. He also...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Misty Lewis Roach - Bostic, NC

“Mr. Goode was my favorite teacher of all time. He made school fun and he had a special of making the classroom a real learning experience. There was...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa Walls - TX

“I was a student of Mr. Goode and had high respect for him as a teacher and as a man. He will be remembered as a kind and giving person. ”
34 of 36 | Posted by: Ann Wilkins - Rutherfordton, NC

“Dr. Goode, Bailey and FamilyI am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
35 of 36 | Posted by: Lucy Calhoun

“Greg, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
36 of 36 | Posted by: Peggy Baumgartner

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Jim Goode, 78, of Ruth died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. He was a native of Rutherford County and was the son of the late J.E. Goode and Lillie Walker Goode. Jim was a retired school teacher from the science department from R-S Central High School. He was involved in traveling the east coast teaching teachers how to teach physics. Jim served the town of Ruth as mayor and as a commissioner. He was a board member of the Broad River Water Authority and was the chairman of the building committee on the new R-S Central High School. He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church serving as a deacon and Sunday School Director. Jim was a model train enthusiast and enjoyed photography and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was the widower of Billie Rose Goode and was preceded in death by brothers Franklin Tobe Goode, Henry Goode and Elbert Bud Goode Jr.

He is survived by

One Daughter:
Amiee Goode-Hanaway and husband Bart of Greenville, SC

Two Sons:
Dr. Greg Goode of Rutherfordton
Nick Goode of the home

Preston Bailey Goode of Rutherfordton

One Sister:
Sally "Louise" Queen of Rutherfordton

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday January 22, 2013 at Southern Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. The funeral service will be at Southern Baptist Church at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 with Rev. John Perry, Rev. Jerry Ruppe, Rev. Jim Cashwell and Dr. James Byrd officiating. Entombment will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Southern Baptist Church 140 Church Street Rutherfordton NC 28139. Online guest register at McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements

Upcoming Funeral Services

Southern Baptist Church Cemetery

140 Church Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 287-3989