Grady Kenneth “Ken” Gooden, 89, of Statesville, N.C., passed away, Sunday, November 8, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his family.
Mr. Gooden was born July 31, 1931, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Marvin Jones Gooden and Mary Esther Cook Gooden. He was a graduate of Harmony High School and served in the U.S. Army. On September 12, 1952, he married Wilma Beatrice White Gooden and together they had five children.
Ken was retired from Southern Screw Inc. (N.L. Fastners) and later was the owner and operator of Ken’s Kabinets. He was a longtime member of Hebron Baptist Church, where he served faithfully in various leadership roles, and later joined Front Street Baptist Church. Ken loved his family, friends and church family.
In addition to his wife of 68 years, he is survived by five children, Kenny Gooden (Tina) of Yadkinville, Kellye G. Roberson (Barton) of Asheboro, Kevin Gooden (Mitzi) of Statesville, Jonathan Gooden (Amy) of Statesville, and Chad Gooden of Wilmington; eight grandchildren, Hannah Andrews, Hunter Gooden, Klaire Hopkins, Katelyn Boyer, Kaleb Gooden, Kane Gooden, Konnor Gooden, and Karrigan Gooden; five great grandchildren, Eli Andrews, Etta Hopkins, Kinsley Boyer, Theo Gooden, and Bea Hopkins; one brother, Ronald Gooden; and one sister, Dorothy Hix.
Graveside funeral services with extended family will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020, at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tim Stutts and Rev. Kenny Goodin officiating. Mr. Gooden will lie in state at Troutman Funeral Home from 12 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, www.gideons.org. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.