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O.B. Goode, Jr.

Funeral services for O.B. Goode, Jr., who passed away at his residence February 26, 2009, were held on Tuesday, March 3rd at 10 a.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church of McNeill, where he had been a faithful member for 48 years. Bro. Mike Phillips, pastor, officiated with burial at the Veterans’ National Cemetery in Biloxi.

He was born in Golden Lake, Ark. on May 20, 1921 to O.B. Goode, Sr. and Rachael Vandever Goode. O.B. served in the 229th Military Police Company of the United States Army stationed in California. After an honorable discharge, he owned and operated an auto repair shop until coming to Mississippi.

Mr. Goode was owner and operator of Nicholson Repair Shop, where he was affectionately known by many as “Mr. Red” until he retired because of poor health. He loved flying his own plane until his eyesight kept him from keeping his pilot’s license. He enjoyed going to old engine meets, talk radio and a good political conversation. Mr. O.B. was always ready to share his knowledge of the Lord or give good advice about life in general.

He was preceded in death by: his stepson, Michael Blair; father, O.B. Goode, Sr.; mother, Rachael Vandever Goode; and two brothers, Charles Goode and William Goode.

He is survived by: a loving wife of 48 years, Grace Goode; his daughter, Charlene and husband Randall Parsley of Birmingham, Ala.; his son, Wesley Goode of McNeill; and one sister, Charlene Hall of Dangerfield, Texas. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Heather Blair, Jeremy Blair, Vanessa Blair, Andrew Dewoody, Hogan Goode, Nathan Goode, and Amber Ellard; five great-grandchildren, Shelby Mazingo, Michael Dressner, Aiden Dewoody, Bianca Blair and Conner Blair; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Picayune Funeral Home on Monday, March 2 from 6-9 p.m.

Arrangements were directed by Picayune Funeral Home.