Obituary: Carl R. Gootee

March 15, 1945 – April 28, 2022

Carl R. Gootee, 77, of Bedford, passed away at his residence on April 28, 2022.

Born on March 15, 1945, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Oscar and Marie (Thomas) Gootee. He married Judy Abel on June 8, 1968, and she survives.

Carl was a 1963 graduate of Indianapolis Pike High School and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from the grocery business, and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Carl is his wife, Judy of Bedford; son, Scott (Vanessa) Gootee of Gulf Breeze, FL; daughter, Emily Eagan of Bedford; daughter-in-law, Bethany Godsey-Gootee of Bedford; grandchildren, Dillon Eagan, Katlyn Eagan, Marissa Gootee, Ashlyn Eagan, Amanda Gootee, Wilder Gootee, River Gootee, and Lexi Gootee; siblings, Don Gootee of Wyoming, Joe (Liz) Gootee of Kentucky, Marian Gootee of Indiana, Helen Gootee of Indiana, Bob (Anita) Gootee of Florida, and Greg Gootee of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Eric Gootee in 2017; and two brothers, Frank and Paul Gootee.

The Rosary will be prayed at 10:30 a.m. with a memorial mass for Carl R. Gootee at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022, all at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Fr. Jegan Peter, Deacon Dave Reising, and Deacon Tom Scarlett officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Honor Guard of the Gillen Post 33 of the American Legion. Following the mass, a Celebration of Life will be held at the K of C Hall in Bedford. A private burial will be held later at the Coveyville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul School Guardian Angel Fund in memory
of Carl Gootee. Contributions may be made by phone at 812- 275-6539 or by mailing a check to 1723 I
Street, Bedford, IN 47421.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the
arrangements for Mr. Gootee.

Remembrances and condolences may be sent to the family at