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Gary A. Goodspeed

June 10, 2014

Eskridge—Gary Alan Goodspeed, 60, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in an auto accident near Eskridge.

Gary was born September 18, 1953 in Bradenton, FL., the son of Donald and Patricia Brownell Goodspeed. He grew up in Pennsylvania and had lived in the Eskridge community for many years. Gary worked as a supervisor and crew chief for Ultimate Rentals in Topeka, Kansas. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and previously served as a mounted guide and game tracker in Colorado, fulfilling a childhood dream of his to work in the wildlife industry.

Gary was a devoted father and was the primary caregiver to his three children, Kelsey Goodspeed and Krystal Goodspeed, both of Topeka, and Justin Goodspeed, of Eskridge.

In addition to his children, Gary is also survived by his mother, Pat Goodspeed in Florida; his older sister Susan Brion in Topeka, his younger brother, David Goodspeed, in New York; his life partner, Debra Fox, of the home, two grandchildren, Alex Tyler Jim and Brooklyn Jim and he has a third grandchild on the way. His surviving nieces and nephews are Greg Brion, Jeremy Brion, Joel Brion, Kellie Goodspeed, Ben Goodspeed,

Memorial services will be at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Piper Funeral Chapel in Eskridge (107 E. 2nd Ave.) In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gary A. Goodspeed Memorial Fund and sent to Piper Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1, Eskridge, Kansas 66423.

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8 thoughts on “Gary A. Goodspeed

  1. Gary i want to thank you for showing me all the beautiful things you showed me while i stayed with you. i will always miss you and love you. you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. i love you.

  2. Dear familiy of Gary,
    when I was 17 I stayed at the Goodspeeds home and Gary was during this time my “American big brother”. Always patiened, always a little amused smile,.. I am sure he will now have this special smile when looking down to the earth and seeing his family and all his friends and mates.
    Our thoughts will be with all of you,
    Monika from Germany

  3. Mrs. Godspeed, Susan and family. MY heart is reaching out to you in sympathy and prayers. I’ll always remember the fun times shared with our families. May memories be a source of comfort at this time. Love Beryl

  4. My heart and prayers go out to Gary’s family! We have truly lost and good friend, we will miss you Gary and always remember you!

  5. Patty M. Leary & Mary L. Bachman David Are thoughts & prays are with you & all your family at your time of loss. May the load walk by your side in this time of need. Patty 6/16/14

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of lose. Gary will be deeply missed by many.

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