David Allen Goode

David Allen Goode, 63, of Benton passed away Aug.14, as a result of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
He was born to Stella and Woodrow Goode in Pasadena, Texas, on April 19, 1949.
He married Claudia Jo James on Aug. 8, 1969, and recently celebrated forty-three years of marriage.
He was retired from Asbestos Workers Installers (Local 10) of Little Rock after 30 years of service.
He was also an owner of Arkansas Best Insulation Inc. His hobbies included cooking, especially barbecue, as well as hunting, fishing, gardening, spending time with his friends at the "breakfast club,, spending time with family and friends at his weekend place in Heber Springs, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a great husband, father, Papa, and friend.  He was loved by so many and will be missed very dearly by all who knew him.  He will be remembered for his fun-loving personality, booming loud voice and boisterous laugh that everyone loved. 
He is survived by his wife, Claudia Goode of Benton; sons Todd Goode and wife Rachael of Magnet Cove and Aaron Goode of Benton; a daughter Laura Hood and husband Cory of Benton; eight grandchildren, Cory, Cody, Tyler, Taylor, and John Garrett Goode, Cole Parris, Jordan Joseph, and Hadley Grace Hood;  two great grandchildren, Presley Bledsoe and Brayden Goode; two sisters, Barbara Slocum and husband Irv Slocum and Nancy Parker and husband Jack; many cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law; his mother-in-law, and many friends.
Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Ashby Funeral Home with the Rev. Kim Hammer officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: ashbyfuneralhome.com