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Funeral Services for Jimmy Goodnight, 84, of Tahlequah, will be 2:00 Thursday Dec. 14, in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev Rob Pierce. Serving as Pall Bearers are grandsons Cole, Dustin, and BJ Goodnight, Matthew and Mike Jones, and Matt Hendrix. Interment will follow in the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at tahlequahfuneral.com

Born at Welling, OK on Sept. 1, 1933, Jimmy was the son of Cecil and Emma (Hamby) Goodnight. He died on Dec. 9, 2017. He was raised in the Welling Area of Cherokee County where he attended school. He worked his entire life supporting his family beginning at the age of 6, building fence. Jimmy enjoyed running quarter horses with his brothers and family.

Preceding him in death are his wife Yvonne Boots, parents Cecil and Emma, a grandson Chris Hendrix, brothers George and Hootie Goodnight, and a sister Lela Goodnight.

Jimmy is survived by children Cheryl Hendrix and husband Dewey, Lynda Jones and husband William, Bryan Goodnight and wife Stacia, and Kevin Goodnight and wife Shelley; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, a great great grandchild on the way; brothers and sisters Dub, Billy Ray, and Freda Goodnight, and Gearldine Kunsman; many other family members, friends, and loved ones.
Published on December 11, 2017
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