In memory of
Michael Alan "Goody" (Rowley) Goodpaster
Michael "Goody" Alan Goodpaster (Rowley), 28, of Kingston, has gone home to be with the Lord and his mother, Susan Goodpaster, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Michael was born June 14, 1988, and was raised in Ludlow, Ky. He is a 2006 graduate of Ludlow High School. After moving to Tennessee with his father, Michael attended Pellissippi State Community College, studying electrical engineering. While going to school, he worked for Pinnacle Airlines (now Endeavor Airlines) as a plane cleaner. He worked for the City of Oak Ridge Electrical Department as an electrical lineman, a job he was so proud of. Michael is preceded in death by his mother, Susan Goodpaster; his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Barbara Goodpaster; and his paternal grandfather, the Rev. James Rowley. He is survived by his father and stepmother, John and Sherry Rowley of Kingston; his paternal grandmother, Betty Walter and husband, the Rev. John Walter of Glen Campbell, Pa.; his immediate uncles and aunts, Chris and Kathy Rowley and Steve and Christy Rowley, all of Knoxville; his aunts, Sharon Evans, Theresa Rehmet, and uncle Michael and Dana Goodpaster, all of Ludlow; as well as a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends across the United States. A special thanks to his Aunt Ruth Chong of Mississippi for the excellent personal care she gave him over the past week. Celebration of life will be 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Kyker Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Care of Kerbela Shriners, 315 Mimosa Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920-1607. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com
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