Mike Nelson Goad, 78, of Pampa, passed away on May 25, 2019 in Pampa.
Celebration of Life services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Iglesia Nueva Vida Church with Rev. Andrew Valdez of Little Rock Baptist Church of Locust Grove, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Mike was born on June 26, 1940 in Pampa to Ruth and Jesse J. Goad. Mike attended Pampa schools and was a lifelong resident. As a young man he worked at the family’s farm/ranch which brought him much pride and enjoyment. He later married the love of his life, Mary Jane Barnhart on April 6, 1963 and they shared many great years of marriage until her passing on February 13, 2019. After the family ranch sold, Mike helped other ranchers with their cattle. Following his ranch work, he went to work for a few years at Celanese and later started with the Pampa Independent School District and faithfully worked to help keep the schools in good condition before retiring 25 years later. Once Mike retired, he returned to his love of cattle and worked for the Chisum ranch for a few more years.
Other things that interested Mike were spending time in the outdoors hunting and his love of football, especially the Dallas Cowboys, and every Sunday the game was watched without exception. He’ll be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and he will be greatly missed by all.
Survivors include his two daughters, Pamela Tapp and husband Mike of Oklahoma, and Connie Estep of Pampa; by a sister, Louise Jones of Las Vegas, Nevada; by a daughter-in-law, Cindy Goad of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; four granddaughters, Erica Helms of Pampa, Jesse Walker and husband Ty of Norman, Oklahoma, Ann Alessi and wife Stephanie of New York, New York, and Emita Vara of Pampa; four grandsons, Damian Valdez of Cincinnati, Ohio, Andrew Valdez and wife Erica of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Stephen Goad and wife Miranda of Inola, Oklahoma, and Brett Goad and wife Sheila of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and nineteen great grandchildren; and by several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jane Smith and Patricia Goad; a brother, Jessie Goad; and by his son, Michael Ray Goad, on March 5, 2018.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 at the funeral home.
Sign the online guest register at www.carmichael-whatley.com.