WINDSOR — Visitation will be held Friday, June 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor for Leon W. Goad, 79, a longtime resident of Windsor, who died June 4 at his home in Windsor. At Leon’s request a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
He was born March 21, 1934 in Graniteville, the son of Leon and Ila Goad.
He attended schools in Connecticut and moved to Windsor as young man where he also attended school. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict.
He married Lois Hunt in White River Jct. on May 26, 1956.
He was employed at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Windsor for 35 years until the plant closed in 1987. He later was employed at Timken Aerospace in Lebanon for 10 years until his retirement in 1997. Following his retirement he returned to Timken part-time for 11 years.
Mr. Goad was a charter member of the VFW in Windsor, a member and trustee for the Windsor Elks Lodge #1665 and a member of the Windsor American Legion Post #25.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, picking mushrooms and ginsengs and was fond of cooking. He was an avid poker player. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Lois H. Goad of Windsor; three sons, Walter L. Goad and his wife, Dayle of Georgia, Scott W. Goad of Windsor and Todd M. Goad of Windsor; one daughter, Pamela J. Eastman and her husband, Gordon of Reading; seven grandchildren, Ashley Eastman, Alex Eastman, Laura Eastman, Misty Boutin, Thia Phelps, Alexa Goad and Logan Goad; six great-grandchildren, Kayla Nester, Austin Gauld, Payton Boutin, Ella Phelps, Ethan Eastman and Audrey Eastman; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Alton Goad, Arnold Goad and Carlton Goad.
Memorial contributions may be made to the “Let’s Go Fishing Program” in care of Vermont Fish and Game at 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, 05676.
Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary first appeared in the June 6, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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