Jimmie W. Goalden, 76, of McPherson, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center, Wichita. He was retired from Pioneer Telephone Company as the Central Office Manager in Hugoton, Kan. He served in the United States Navy.
He was born on April 18, 1937, in Rozel, Kan., the son of Alvis Oscar and Faye Marie (Elmore) Goalden. Jimmie graduated from Edson High School and Goodland Vocational-Technical School.
Jimmie married Eva Joan Crutz on Aug. 9, 1958. On July 3, 1968, Jimmie was united in marriage to Linda R. Talley in Goodland, Kan.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #407 in Hugoton, Kan.
Survivors include his wife, Linda of the home; a daughter, Mable Seibel (Kenny) of Happy, Texas; three sons, Billie Goalden of Topeka, Mike Goalden (Sonya) of Inman, and Brad Goalden (Tyler Rasmussen) of Kansas City, Kan.; sister, Loretta Godby (Tom) of Lakin, Kan.; brother, Randy Goalden (Mary Jane) of Selden, Kan.; six grandchildren, Jake Goalden, Kait Goalden, Cody Martin, Dustin Goalden, Scott Hayes, and Samantha Goalden; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Alvis “Junior” Goalden and sister, Sandra Harper.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Godby officiating. Burial with military honors will follow the service at the McPherson Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.