Earl married Carol Young in Jeffersonville, on Feb. 25, 1956. He served in the Indiana National Guard. He worked at Frank’s Dry Goods in Fort Wayne, Sears, RCA in Marion, Container, General Tire, and General Motors before starting Good Appliance Service in 1963. He served Wabash and the surrounding counties for 52 years. He opened the store in 1976. He was a lifetime member of Dora Christian Church, and served as an elder, assistant Sunday School Superintendant, adult Sunday School teacher, and was a praise team leader. Earl looked forward to racing his 1940 Pontiac car in the Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb in Newport, and raced it for 19 years. He loved his family and he and his wife hosted large family dinners to keep the family close.
He is survived by his wife: Carol Good, Wabash; five children: David (Kristy) Good; Bill (Sharon) Miller; Randall (Linda) Good; Kelly (Lynnette) Good; and Angie (Randy Weiss) Good, all of Wabash; grandchildren: Carrie Good; Carmen Good; Christie (Gary) Weaver; Cynthia Good; LeAnn (David) Pefley; Jessie Pries; Casey Pries; Athena (Howard) Strickler; Steve Miller; Chelsea Miller; Tyson (Daisy) Good; Wyatt Good; Brandi (J.J.) Messer; Jordan (Franky) Neenan; Nicholas (Candice) Good; Holli (Michael) Dupree; Brooke (Michael) Swope; Mandy (Ryan) Chapman; Jonathan (Brooke) Gidley; Josh (Brandi) Gidley; Noell Gottschalk; great-grandchildren: Heidi and Ashley Koch; Ethan and Jasmine Weaver; Madalyn Lloyd; Ella Weaver; Addison and Tasha Laney; Nyssa and Briona Strickler; Bella Good; Jayden; Jessa; Baylee; Emma; and Lilli Messer; Cooper and Ashton Good; Eli Swope; Dannae Shaw; Kyler and Tanner Chapman; Brayden Gidley; and Lilly Gidley; great-great-grandchild: McKinlay Koch; three brothers: Twin: Burl Good, Wabash; George (Sue) Good, Kokomo; Phil (Julie) Good, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two sisters: Mildred Good, North Manchester; and Mary Bowling, Cherry Valley, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Dora Christian Church, Lagro, with minister, Mark Wisniewski officiating. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 16 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is Dora Christian Church.