Richard "Dick" Goodright

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 1928
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Richard “Dick” Goodright 89, of Wooster passed away Tuesday July 17, 2018 at The Avenue at Wooster.

He was born Nov. 13, 1928 in Cambridge, Ohio the son of William and Mary Addy Goodright.  On June 4, 1961 he married Elizabeth Joan Shank who preceded him in death on November 21, 2013.

Dick had spent his career working as a Salesman.  He was an avid Cleveland sports fan and especially love the Browns.  He loved to gamble, play golf, hang out at the Elks Lodge and enjoyed traveling with his wife and Bill and Nadine Black.  Dick had served his country with the United States Army for 4 years and served during the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of the Wooster Elks Lodge and Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster.

Dick is survived by his Children: Karen (Dennis) Archer, Rik (Nancy) Goodright, Bob Goodright, and Rusty Goodright. Grandchildren: Richard Goodright III, Jessica (Craig) Anderson, Bryan Archer, Chris Archer, and Beth Ann Archer.  Great Grandchildren: Weston Burnett Goodright, Ensley Renee Goodright, Sofia Leigh Anderson, Tate Amstutz, Adrian Amstutz, Anelise Amstutz, Django Archer, Abbott Archer, Bailey Elisabeth Archer and Cassidy Archer.  Siblings: Gene Goodright, Martha Johnson, and Dave (Bev) Young.

He was preceded in death by his wife, a son: Michael Goodright, and siblings: William (Jean) Goodright and Nadine (Bill) Black.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Trinity United Church of Christ 150 E. North St. Wooster, Ohio 44691 with Rev. Kevan Franklin Officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  A private burial will be held.  Arrangements are under the direction of McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio, 44691 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio, 44691 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


One hour prior to the services at the church.


11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Trinity United Church of Christ 150 E. North St. Wooster, Ohio 44691


Rik and Karen, So sorry for your loss. Your parents were special people. We had lots of fun together, Uncle Dick and Aunt Jo were a strong couple who lived life to the fullest. Love Robin

Rik and Nancy, Karen and Den I am so sorry for your lost. I loved Uncle Dick and each time I would see a picture it made me think of my Dad. Wish I could come to the memorial...but so far away. Love you all Tami

All the best to your family!

Wonderful man. Will be sorely missed. Prayers to the family. Rest in Peace my friend.

Rik,Nancy,RD and Jessica,I’m sorry to hear of your loss over your father,grandfather and friend.
It’s really hard loosing our parents.You all are a close family and I’m sure you are there for each other
I will keep you all in my prayers and will be thinking of you

Rik and Nancy, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I remember him cheering on the wooster Cc and track teams. Thanks for your support over the years Mr. Goodright.

A good man, a great sports fan and now a reunited husband. Take joy in the fact we were able to know him.

Our sympathies to your family. Dick and our dad (Earl) were dining room buddies at Avenue at Wooster. Dick was always fun to talk with when we would go in to visit. He missed Earl at the table if he chose to stay in his room for meals, he would always ask "Where's Earl"? Please accept our condolences and prayers from our family. Earl will be sad.

Loved being with Dick and Joan during the years that our children were growing up. Joan and I (Sylvia) were close friends and roommates in college. Can't believe they are both gone. We miss them both.

My condolences to the Goodright family.

Dottie, Rik, Nancy and families, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May God wrap his arms around each one and give you the peace and comfort that only he can give at this very difficult time.

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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