In Memoriam : Kent Gooding

Kent Gooding Kent Robert Gooding - age: 33
(February 09, 1979 to July 04, 2012 )
Resident of Formerly Of Clarksville, Texas

Visitation Information:
Family will receive friends Friday, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

Obituary:
Kent was born February 9, 1979, in Paris to Robert Edward and Janice Barton Gooding. He was an extraordinarily talented musician. Over the years Kent became an accomplished performer, singer and songwriter. He has performed all over the United States with a number of bands and was highly regarded in the East Texas area. Kent’s band was known as “Post Oak Savannah”. Kent graduated from Clarksville High School in 1997 and was a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ.

Funeral services are set for 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Mark Gossett officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Friday at the church.

Pallbearers are Alan Gooding, Will Lawrence, Clay Lawrence, Brandyn McNeal, Russell Wilson, Tony Farmer, Gary Cheatwood and Chris Luther.

Honorary Pallbearers are Gary Porterfield and Boyd Hurt.

Survivors include his wife, Jamie Elaine Gooding of Gilmer; his daughter, India Elaine Gooding of Gilmer; his parents, Bobby and Janice Gooding of Clarksville; his brother, Alan Gooding and wife, Allison of Tucson, Arizona; his grandmother, Martha Grace Gooding of Texarkana; and his large extended family and friends.








Veronica Stringer - July 4, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
To all the family: there are no words to say at this time of such heavy hearts and grief, except know that prayers are definitely being sent asking God to wrap you all in his arms and see you through this. I know He will. Kent was a special friend to many, and such a gifted, talented young man. Mine and Shelley's prayers will be with you in the difficult days ahead.



Rita McLendon - July 4, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Janice, my heart is heavy for you right now! There are no words to take away the pain you have or the sadness. He was a very special sweet young man, and he will be missed by all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know from Mom that you will never get over the loss of a child, but time will ease the pain and the hurt. Keep God's words in your heart, and he alone will get you through this awful tragedy! Rita



Helen (Vaughan) Hendry - July 4, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Bobby, I have no words to describe my sincerest sympathy for the loss of your son, Kent. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kent has completed his journey here on earth and his life touched many. You have many family and friends who want to help you through this incredible time of sadness. Allow their love and friendship for you and your family to strengthen your resolve to meet the challenge of this loss. . . .



Paula Higgins - July 4, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Janice so sorry to hear about Kent. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult times.



Joan Mabry - July 5, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.



Charles (Sonny) Reed - July 5, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Bobby and Janice, my deepest condolences to you and your family and pray for comfort and peace in this time of sorrow. As I told Billy, my church's intercessory prayer ministry has prayed for you all in these last days of Kent's journey and we continue to pray for you all.



Bill Hale - July 5, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Erin, Allison, Becky & I LOVE Kent like family. God help us all



Gus Gustafson - July 5, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Our deepest condolences to the family in your time of sorrow. Crossroads Music Company was fortunate to share Kent's supreme talent as a musician, from its stage, and will do its part to keep Kent's music alive in the days to come.



Mia Tallant - July 5, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Kent you will be greatly missed by so many. Praying for peace and comfort for your sweet family.



Carol Wooten - July 5, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Janice and Bobby, we are so sorry to hear about Kent's passing. There is not enough that can be said for this sudden and tragic loss. So young, so much to live for and to offer our world. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing for you comfort and peace at this time



Jackie Cunningham - July 5, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Our hearts are broken, I have no words that will bring comfort, I wish I did. Our family will carry the Gooding family in our hearts and prayers. We will pray for God's comfort and strength through this very difficult time. Kent brought so much to so many through his music. We were all blessed to have known him.



David Lawrence - July 6, 2012Contact this person Contact this person



David Lawrence - July 6, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Touched so many in such a short time.



Alice Marr walsh - July 6, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.



Sherri Cheatwood - July 9, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Jamie - I am so sorry to hear of Kent's passing. My prayers are with you and your precious daughter.



Sherri Cheatwood - July 9, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Jamie, so sorry to hear of Kent's passing. You and your precious daughter will be in my prayers.



Judy Jackson - July 11, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
I know that your hearts are broken. How I wish I knew what to say to you right now but it seems that there are no words to express my hurt for you. We will be praying for each of you in the hope that God will provide the strength, comfort and peace that you need and only He can provide! Judy



Stephanie Anderson - November 29, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
I only just recently heard about Kent. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord's peace be with you. Stephanie Lovett Anderson