Obituary – Goodykoontz, William L., 1967

Obituary of William L. Goodykoontz, 1967:

Goodykoontz rites Sunday; was a painter.  A heart attack last Friday claimed the life of a retired South Clinton painter, who had resided in this area for about 35 years and was widely known.

Stricken as he sat on the front porch of the home of Mrs. James Billyeu, his daughter on Old Knoxville Highway about 7:30 p.m. was William L. Goodykoontz, 83, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Oak Ridge Hospital.  Doctors said he apparently died instantly.

Boron in Lake City, Mr. Goodykoontz with the others of his family moved to Texas for several years before he came back and settled in South Clinton.  He was a painter by trade and worked independently throughout the Clinton area.

He was a member and a trustee of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in South Clinton and in his earlier years was a member of the Clinton I. O. O. F.

Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Billyeu, are three other daughters, Mrs. Fred Hutchinson of Atlanta, Mrs. Clyde Kosier and Mrs. John Brantley, both of Knoxville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Albert, John and Joe Goodykoontz, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Farmer, all of Harlingen, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Martin’s chapel with the Rev. Ernest Goins and the Rev. Jimmy Riner officiating.  Burial was in Longfield Cemetery in Lake City.

Source:  Clinton Courier-News, August 17, 1967, Section 1, Page 8

[Transcribed from a photocopy of the microfilm in the genealogy vertical files at Lake City Library.]

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