John Wesley “Bud” Goad Jr., age 70, of Dickson passed away suddenly Friday, July 9 2021 at home. He was the son of John Wesley Goad Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Goad who preceded him in death, as did a brother, Sanford Eugene Goad.

He is survived by a sister, Pat Goad, two brothers, Jim Goad and Gary Goad, sisters-in-law Cynthia Goad and Jennifer Finger, a nephew, Ian Goad, and six nieces, Ridley, Alena, Caitlyn and Sara Goad, Kristy Proffitt and Kelly Lombardo.

He served as a photographer in the United States Air Force, sworn in on April 21, 1969 and did Basic Training at Lackland AFB Texas. Later he was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base (1969) in Barksdale Louisiana before being sent to Ramstein in Germany in 1970 and then to Camp Niuew Amsterdam Holland up until his discharge in 1973. He often wished he had stayed in the USAF.

After leaving the service he worked for Kroger and retired from there.

A celebration of his life will take place in the near future.

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