James L. Goode Jr., the son of the late James L. Goode Sr. and Delia Harmon, was born December 21, 1927 in Raleigh, North Carolina. James accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. Early in life, James left home to chart his own course of life.
James joined the United States Air Force in 1947 and he served his country very well. A few of James duty stations were Keesler AFB, MS, Incirlik AB, Turkey, Thule AB, Greenland, Misawa AB, Japan, Chicksands AFB, England, Shepphard AFB, TX, Goodfellow AFB, TX and Medina AFB, TX. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in 1975. After James retired from the USAF, he was hired by Mars Plumbing Company where he worked for 16 years. He retired from Mars Plumbing Company 1991.
James met the love of his life, Jessie Mae Roberson Goode, and on August 23, 1963, they married. James and Jessie had two sons, Gregory and Jeffrey Goode.
James joined St. Paul Baptist Church under the pastoral care of the late Pastor Sherman Bedford Sr. He was an ordained deacon and he held many other offices during his long and faithful tenure at St. Paul. He also served as a Scriptural officer with the current pastor.
On the morning of November 1, 2017, James crossed over into eternity with the Lord. James is survived by his two sons, Gregory (Betty) and Jeffrey (Rhonda), his brothers, Fredrick Goode, Leon Goode and Donald Goode, sister, Maxine Short and a host of loving relatives and friends.
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