David Arthur Goodyear, 63, of Sopchoppy, FL (formally of Clymer, PA) passed away September 16, 2021 after a hard-fought battle with Covid-19, surrounded by loved ones.
David was born on October 20, 1957 to his loving parents James and Doris Goodyear. He graduated from Penns Manor High of 1976 after enjoying football from 7th grade through graduation. After graduation he declined a scholarship to play football at Florida State University to join his father and Uncle Fred Kammerdeiner in a mining career. He was a mine foreman and long-wall coordinator in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Alabama, retiring after 44 years.
On November 26, 1977, he married his love of is life, Cynthia Underwood, in Hawaii. They had two beautiful children, David Christian Underwood Goodyear and Calaina Rose Goodyear-Green.
David was a devoted husband, father, and friend to many. He truly loved his family.
In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, racing, sports, boating, and traveling with his wife and family. He was a member of the Church of Christ and worked quietly behind the scenes helping people whenever he could. He was a humble man, “never letting the left hand know what the right hand has done.”
David (Teddy Bear) is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cynthia (Underwood) Goodyear, 2 children, David Christian Underwood Goodyear (Sarah, daughter Ashlee) and Calaina Goodyear-Green (Phillip) both from Florida.
Also survived by father, James Goodyear, brothers and sisters, Rick (Rosie) Goodyear, Mike Goodyear, Tony (Karen) Goodyear, Susie Goodyear, Greg (Tammy) Goodyear, and Sally Goodyear. Brother and Sister-in-laws Mike and Anola Bassaro, Steve and Jenny Parfitt. As well as many nieces and nephews.
Proceeded in death by mother, Doris Goodyear and Uncle Fred Kammerdeiner, father-in-law George Underwood, and mother-in-law Rebecca Underwood.
Friends will be received on Saturday, September25, 2021 from 1 pm to 2 pm at McCabe-Roof Funeral Home at 565 Franklin Street, Clymer, PA 15728 David’s funeral service will follow at 2 pm. Interment will be made in the Penn Run Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Penn Run, PA. Reception will follow at the Clymer Presbyterian Church, 415 6th Street, Clymer, PA 15728 starting at 3:30pm.
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