Roscoe B. Goddard
98, formerly of New Lebanon, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 8, 2022.
He was born March 12, 1924, in Dayton, to the late Elam T. and Mary Paralee (Strutton) Goddard.
In addition to his parents, Roscoe was preceded in death by his wife, Irma Mae Goddard, and son and daughter-in-law, David and Bonnie Goddard.
He is survived by his sons and their wives, Randy and Sharon Goddard and Stan and Diane Goddard; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; special niece, Edith Deeter; and special friend, David Kincaid.
Roscoe served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a Seabee stationed in the Pacific Theater and was one of the first to arrive on the island of Guam to run heavy equipment. He led an interesting life and loved to re-tell the stories of his adventures, including being an “extra” in the John Wayne movie “The Fighting Seabees.” Roscoe had been a long-time member of the Franklin Faith Tabernacle Church, enjoyed playing the harmonica, and retired from the Local Union 79, which is now the Local 50 out of Columbus.
The family will receive friends Thursday, April 14 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM at PREBLE MEMORY GARDENS FUNERAL CENTER, 3377 US Route 35 East, West Alexandria 45381. The funeral service will begin at 11:30AM with Pastor Eric Walters officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Contributions in Roscoe’s memory may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton 45420.
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