Ralph W. Goade

November 17, 1935–April 18, 2019

Ralph Wayne Goade, age 83, Carthage, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mount Vernon, Missouri.

Ralph was born November 17, 1935 in Duenweg, Missouri, son of the late Leonard Mack Goade and Alta Lavesta Goade.  He graduated from Duenweg High School, and then served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He worked for Missouri Steel for over 20 years in sales, retiring as their Sales Manager.  He then went to work for the Joplin Sheltered Workshop as Director of Sales.  He enjoyed helping, and spending time with the handicapped of the Joplin area.  Even though his two brothers moved west to Seattle, he remained in this area.  He enjoyed spending his spare time fishing, and being with his family.

In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Goade.

Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Mary Goade; sons, Mike Goade and Jason Goade both of Carthage, Scott Goade of Carl Junction, and Brian Goade of Joplin; six grandchildren; brother, Gerald Goade of Seattle, Washington; cousin, Everrette Goade of Duenweg.

Graveside services will be Monday, April 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Doug Wilkerson officiating.

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