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Leroy Gooden Jr

February 13, 1946 ~ November 28, 2017 (age 71)

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Leroy Gooden Jr, the eldest of five son’s born to Leroy Gooden Sr. and Mamie Martin Gooden on February 13, 1946 in Austin Texas. Upon the family moving to Los Angeles at the age of three and a half, Leroy grew up attending Henry W. Longfellow Elementary school in Compton, California then George Washington Carver Junior High in Los Angeles finally to Centennial High School where he graduated in 1964.

At the age of nineteen, Leroy was drafted into the United States Army and after service for four years, he was honorably discharged.

Leroy was employed with the US Postal Services for twenty years then retired.

After becoming ill, Leroy resided at the Holiday Manor Health Care facility in Canoga Park California for the past few years.

Leroy is preceded in death by his mother Mamie Gooden and youngest brother Raymond Gooden.

He leaves behind his father, Leroy Gooden Sr. of Riverside CA, Brother’s Dr. Rev. W. C. Gooden (Minister Barbara) of Lancaster, CA, Larry Gooden (Linda) of Moreno Valley, CA, Donald Gooden of Inglewood, CA and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

The entire Gooden family would like to thank the staff at Holiday Manor for their years of service in caring for Leroy.

Leroy, God saw that the road was rough, the hills too hard to clime and in His great Mercy and Love, gently closed your eyes. Res in Peace our brother, may you find love and joy on the other side. 

 Service Information

Graveside Service
December 7, 2017

12:30 AM
Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92518

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