William Goodfellow

Hamilton County

Herbert William Goodfellow, 92, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with his deeply loved Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Alexian Village Health Center, Signal Mountain.He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. All were beneficiaries of his outpouring of unconditional love and faithfulness.He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Thomas Goodfellow, of Signal Mountain; father and mother, Herbert William and Mildred Goodfellow, of Forty Fort, Pa.; and brothers, Robert Goodfellow of Easton, Conn. and Donald Goodfellow of Princeton, N.J.He is survived by his son and wife, Doug and Betsy Goodfellow, of Signal Mountain. Also grandchildren, Kristen Stinson, Spartanburg, S.C., Julie Goodfellow, Signal Mountain, Blake Goodfellow and his wife, Sarah, of Lima, Peru; and four great-grandchildren, Riley, Ford, Brady and Tyler Goodfellow, of Lima Peru.Bill was born in Scranton, Pa., and grew up in both Scranton and Forty Fort, Pa. He graduated from Forty Fort High School in 1938 and from Wilkes-Barre Business College in 1940. He worked as a stenographer for a local transportation company in Wilkes-Barre before joining the Army Air Force in 1941. He was honorably discharged from the service after a crash in training left him unable to serve further in the war effort. In 1942 he married Jean Thomas of Forty Fort, Pa., and moved to the Bridgeport, Conn., area where he first worked as a tool maker for the Remington Arms Corporation and Bryant Electric Co. The couple spent most of the next 50 years in the town of Fairfield, raising their only child and serving the Lord through their church, Golden Hill United Methodist. He was the supervisor of tooling and maintenance for the Horberg Grinding Industries Co. in Bridgeport throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. During this time he was tenor soloist at Golden Hill United Methodist and performed and sang in many community theatrical productions in Bridgeport and Stratford, Conn. He retired in 1982 and lived in Cromwell, Conn., Sunapee, N.H., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. before moving to Signal Mountain, in 1995. Bill and Jean were members of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.Memorial Services are pending.Interment will be at the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville, Pa., at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to his two favorite charities, Young Life Chattanooga, Box 6231, Chattanooga, TN 37401, and/or the Chattanooga Rescue Mission, 1512 S. Holtzclaw Avenue, Box 3624, Chattanooga, TN 37404.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

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