Willie "Bill" James Gooding, 91, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Mabel Wood "Blue Eyes" Gooding, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 28, 2022. His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in the Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, one hour prior to the service, from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.
Bill was born June 10, 1930 in Hampton, South Carolina, a son of the late William Hard Gooding and the late Mabel Cook Gooding. He was a long-time member of Pinecrest Baptist Church. Bill served in the United States Air Force and later retired from the Charleston Naval Shipyard.
Besides his wife of 58 years, Bill is survived by his daughter, Rhonda Gooding and son, Michael Gooding; his grandchildren, Haley Morris (Tyler) and Michael Williams; his great-grandchildren, Braxton Lee and Ryland Michael; his sister, Dorothy "Dot" Braxton; amd his brother, Henry "Oddis" Gooding.
Memorials may be made to the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital.