Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 27, 2012

Russell G. Gooden


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PRUDENVILLE — Russell Grant Gooden, 64, of Prudenville died suddenly on Nov. 18, 2012 while on a hunting trip in northern Idaho.

Russell was a loving husband to Sue Gooden and proud father of five children, Lori Lindeman of Manistee, Russell Gooden of South Boardman, Kiddy Gooden of Fife Lake and Raymond Gooden also of Fife Lake. He was proceeded in death by son Tate Matthew Gooden.

Russell was the son of the late Raymond and Della Gooden. He was a long time resident of Fife Lake and attended Manton schools. He enjoyed basketball, bowling, and was a softball player in his earlier years. His most loved hobbies were hunting, fishing, and sporting clays. Russell was a Class AA shooter and received many awards, trophies and plaques during his years shooting.

Russell is also survived by sisters Donna Cox of Lansing and Joyce LaBelle of Onaway; a niece Dana Cox and nephews David Cox and Larry LaBelle. Also surviving Russ are 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday Dec. 1 at Gordy's Place in Fife Lake. All are welcome to come and share their memories with the family.


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