Gene Goodrich

VERSAILLES — Gene E. Goodrich, 77, of Shelbyville and formerly of Millville, husband of Martha Roberts Goodrich, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born in Woodford County on March 19, 1936 to the late Oscar Willis and Jennie Hippe Goodrich. He retired from National Distillery and Jim Beam after 43 years as a truck driver. 

In addition to his wife, Mr. Goodrich is survived by his daughter, Lisa Goodrich; his son, Steven Goodrich, both of Woodford County; his step-sons, Dean Thornton of Shelby County and Danny Thornton of Owen County; his brother, Bobby Goodrich of Versailles; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Rd. with Bro. Chuck Umholtz officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pall bearers will be Chris Mitchell, Daniel Goodrich, Travis Goodrich, Marty Gilkison, Bryan Johnson and Rommy Rankin. Honorary pall bearers will be Bill Cornish, Phillip Long, Bob Stewart, Gene Mitchell, Jerry Smith, David Smith, Sidney Adams and Frank Stewart. 

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations are recommended to the Building Fund for Beechridge Baptist Church of Bagdad, 110 Beech Ridge Rd., Bagdad, KY 40003 and to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be offered online at

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