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Richard "Ricky" Eugene Gooden

June 11, 1956 ~ May 4, 2020 (age 63)

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Bennettsville, SC

Mr. Richard “Ricky” Eugene Gooden passed away, Monday, May 4, 2020 at Scotland Memorial Hospital after an illness. He was 63 years old.

Mr. Ricky was born in Marlboro County on June 11, 1956 to the late Harold Wallace, Sr., and Elizabeth McDowell Gooden. He was a member of Bennettsville Church of God, where he worshiped the Lord and served in many capacities. He was a dispatcher for Warden Smith and Supervisor for Marlboro County Public Works. He was a proud member for 37 years of the Bennettsville Fire Department, where he served as Chaplin. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Most importantly he loved being with his wife, Mrs. Beverly. He also loved his dog Sophie, military history, and photography.

He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his wife, Beverly Penfield Gooden; son, Danny McLain (Amber) of Pennsylvania; daughters, Donna Kincer (Carl) of Bennettsville and Christy Cade (Robert) of W. Columbia; brother, Wallace Gooden, of Bennettsville; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above.

A drive-thru service will be held 2pm, Friday, May 8, 2020 at Bennettsville Church of God, with burial at Sunset Memorial Park where Fire Fighters Honors will be delivered, officiated by Bishop T. Keith Hicks. (Please enter through Apple Street entrance.)

***Due to Covid-19 regulations passed down from the government and CDC we ask that all attendees remain next in their cars while at the drive-thru service. You can tune into the service on your FM dial channel 88.7. At the graveside we ask for attendees to abide by the social distancing guidelines. Thank you for understanding. ***

Memorials are suggested to Bennettsville Church of God, PO Box 375, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

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Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Gooden family.

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Drive Thru
May 8, 2020

2:00 PM
Bennettsville Church of God
109 Apple St.
Bennettsville, SC 29512

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