He was born May 23, 1930, in Chattanooga, a son of the late Rufus Pledger Goodner Sr. and Effie Mae Johnson Goodner.
He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and a U.S. Marine veteran, who served during the Korean conflict.
He retired from DuPont after 34 years of service. He loved to play golf.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty Goodner; son, David (Kathy) Goodner of Cleveland; and grandchildren: Brian Goodner and Laura (Jason) Leddon, all of Cleveland.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Dr. Bill Owens officiating. The procession will assemble at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home at noon Saturday.
The family will receive friends at the East Chapel of the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial donations may be made to Ridgedale Baptist Church Building fund, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga TN 37421.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.
The funeral home is located at 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga.