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Sam Austin Gooden, age 62, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away in his sleep on November 17, 2017. He was born September 27, 1955, to James and Mary (Blackwell) Gooden.
Sam enjoyed working outdoors as a farm hand, hunting, fishing, and raising and spending time with his family.
Preceding him in death were his parents, an infant son, one brother and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of the home; one son and his family; two daughters and their families; five siblings; and a family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services for Sam Gooden were held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Budd officiating. Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Donavan Geer, Tanner Messick, Hoss Messick, Homer Gooden, Paul Gooden, and Terry Murray.