FLOWERY BRANCH - Rev. William “Bill” Martin Goodroe, 58, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.
He was born December 13, 1954, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of Ray and Jean Goodroe. He was the minister at the New Salem United Methodist Church in Commerce. He loved the Beatles and Snoopy, was an avid volunteer fan, and loved history, in particular the Civil War. He was very passionate about serving his flock at New Salem UMC and will be missed dearly by them, the Flowery Branch Community and his extended family.
Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife of 14 years, Julie Goodroe, Flowery Branch; daughter, Heather Goodroe; son, Clifton Goodroe; grandchildren; Kaylee and William Smallwood, and Destiny, Clifton and Lilly Goodroe, all of Snellville; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Kathy Goodroe; sister, Jane Goodroe; and niece, Katie Bennett, all of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at the New Salem United Methodist Church in Commerce. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at the Church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Salem United Methodist Church, 2170 Hwy. 59, Commerce, GA 30530.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of the arrangements.
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