Obituary: Johnnie Lee Goen

January 12, 1946 – February 20, 2020

Johnnie Lee Goen, 74, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020, at his residence.

Born January 12, 1946, in Bedford, he was the son of Paul David and Clorine (Lee) Goen.  He married Deborah R. Moore October 26, 2000.

John retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local No. 440.  He was an Indiana National Guard veteran and a member of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.   John graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1964 and was a member of the Mitchell First Church of God.  He enjoyed all of his farm machinery, riding his moped, and pestering his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Goen of Bedford; children, Deanna (Reece) Riggle of Bedford, Byron (Megan Kern) Goen of Bedford; stepdaughters, Stacy (Cory) Plocher of Bedford, Kortni (Billy Mills) Burnette of Bedford; grandchildren, Shelby Riggle, Rehn (Samantha Gilliam) Riggle, Shiley Riggle, Brooklyn Plocher, Dayton McDowell, Amelia McDowell, and Shane Kern; great-grandson, Rowen Riggle; siblings, Jack Goen of Bedford and Judy Thurman of Bedford; nephews, Wes Brown, Gavin Brown, and Zach Brown; great-nephews, Jackie Brown, Gunnar Brown and great-niece,  Gracie Brown                            

His parents; infant brother, William Dean Goen; and granddaughter, Leslie Goen, preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, February 24, the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dr. Robert C. Courson, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in White River Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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