Jerry Wade GoodingFayetteville, AR, 1944 - 2013 0comment
Jerry Wade Gooding, 68, of Fayetteville, Ark., died Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home. He was born Dec. 4, 1944, in Arkansas, the son of Dorothy M. Southern and Sidney W. Gooding.
He was owner/operator of J&S Trucking since 1992. Previously, he owned and operated Jerry's Foreign Car Repair for more than 20 years. He was a champion race car driver for 22 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, stock-car racing and inventing things.
He was a lifetime resident of Northwest Arkansas. He leaves behind many friends, family members, Hootie (Yorkie) and Sundance (Parrot).
He was preceded in death by his father, Sidney; and sister, Weeda Gooding.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sharon Gooding, whom he married March 26, 1962; his mother, Dorothy Gooding, Springdale; three daughters, Cheryl Sanders and husband, Scoot, Tracy Gooding and Heather Gooding Robertson, all of Fayetteville; his sister, Linda Simpson and husband, Doug, Springdale; and four grandchildren, Sidney, Jacob, Hunter and Cole.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Greenland, 273 W. Wilson St., Fayetteville, AR 72701.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Washington County Animal Shelter or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home of Fayetteville. Condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.
Published May 7, 2013