Jimmy Dale Goodpaster, age 71, passed away at his residence on Monday, July 11, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Montgomery County on January 11, 1951 to the late Claude L Goodpaster and Rhoda Withrow Goodpaster. Jimmy Dale worked as a Tool and Die Journeyman. He also served in the National Guards for over 20 years, retiring as a Major. He loved and respected his country and was proud of his service. Jimmy Dale was faithful to his church family and to the Bath County High School Class of 1969. He enjoyed planning the reunions so much. Family was very important to him. He was dedicated to his parents and the care they received. After his father passed, he began taking care of the Polksville Cemetery for many years. He worked very hard at this and was proud to do it. For several years, he would play Santa Clause for the children. This was only one of many things he would do to ensure the children had a good time and were happy. He could always be found playing with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He loved all the children and they loved him. His grandchildren brought him so much joy and he was so proud of all of them. Jimmy Dale was an avid UK fan. He enjoyed all sports but basketball was his favorite. He was a loving husband, father, brother and papaw. His family and friends say that he never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Jimmy Dale's kind, loving heart and fun loving personality will be so dearly missed by those he leaves behind. They will forever cherish the memories they have and find peace in knowing that Jimmy Dale is in heaven waiting for them.
He is survived by his loving wife, Connie Adams Goodpaster; two wonderful children, Jason Goodpaster and his wife, Amanda; Jessica Goodpaster Pedigo and her husband, Rob; one bonus son,Darin Leach and his wife, Mariah; one brother, Eddie Goodpaster; one sister, Wretha Goodpaster; four grandchildren, Chase, Owen and Griffin Goodpaster, RJ Pedigo and one bonus grandchild, Collin Leach; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; great great nieces and nephews; a host of family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister in law, Ginny Goodpaster; his father in law, Pat Adams and one niece, Gina Goodpaster Rogers.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Richardson Funeral Home with Brother Tim Cole and Brother Harold Mason Goodpaster officiating. Burial will follow in the Polksville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Winchester 407 Shoppers Dr Winchester KY 40391 in memory of Jimmy Dale Goodpaster.
Richardson Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements.