Dayton C. Goddard Jr.
Dayton C. Goddard Jr., 97, of Marietta, Ohio, passed away on September 3, 2019, at Harmar Place in Marietta.
He was born on January 18, 1922 in Bartlett, OH to Dayton C. and Leota B. Kinney Goddard.
Dayton graduated from Marietta High School in 1940, and soon enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He attended Air Corps Technical Schools and advanced to a Master Sergeant crew chief on B24 bombers in the South Pacific until the end of WWII in 1945.
He bought and operated a Gulf garage and filling station in Bartlett upon his return home from the war. In 1947 he went to work at B.F. Goodrich in Marietta. In 1959, Dayton was transferred to New Ulm, MN, to help start up a Goodrich extrusion and gasket fabrication plant there. He spent 18 years in MN as the plant engineer before returning to the Marietta plant, from which he retired in 1987 after 40 years with Goodrich.
He spent several years as a member of the Devola Zoning Board, and many years as a director of the Putnam Community Water Corporation. He was also a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s monthly community meeting group.
Dayton was a member of Putnam Congregational Church. He was a 69 – year member of Bartlett Lodge 293 Free & Accepted Masons and was a past master of the same Lodge.
On June 5, 1949, Dayton married Martha Callie Poling of Bartlett. They were married 54 years. As agreed upon prior to her passing, Callie was cremated and her ashes will be placed in the casket with him.
Surviving are his daughter, Brenda G. Sharp (James) of Waverly, WV; sons, Stephen D. Goddard of Williamstown, WV and Michael J. Goddard (Katherine) of Lewis Center, OH; grandchildren, Stacey Sharp-Rosel (Fabian) of Steubenville, OH; Jennifer Malone (Timothy) of Waverly, WV; Jasmine Hernandez (Gerardo) of Mooresville, NC; Jacob Goddard (Krystalin) of Akron, OH; Jylian Goddard of Steubenville, OH; and triplets Ethan, Laura, and Sarah Goddard of Middlebourne, WV; great grandchildren, Bianca, Callie, and Maria Hernandez of Mooresville; Isaac, Spencer and Nina Rosel of Steubenville; sisters, Joan Sherlock of Grove City and Jane Thorn (Paul) of Belpre; sister-in-law Alice Jean Goddard of Galion, OH; and numerous nieces nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brother, William Goddard; brother-in-law Arthur Sherlock, and niece Carla Thorn McDaniel.
The family would like to thank the staff at The Pines of Glenwood Community for becoming his second family and loving their Pappy. He was so fond of you all, and we appreciated all that you have done for him. We would like to thank the ER staff and the 3rd floor staff at MMH, and the staff at Harmar Place and Amedisys Hospice for the concern, care, and comfort given to Dayton in his last weeks and days.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta, OH with Pastor Peter Bridgwood of the Putnam Congregational Church in Devola officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will follow at the Bartlett Cemetery in Bartlett, OH.
Visitation will be held at the the funeral home from 2-4 & 6-8 pm on Friday, September 6, 2019 with masonic services to be held at 8 pm by Bartlett Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, Dayton wished donations to be made in his memory to the Putnam Congregational Church, 707 Masonic Park Road, Marietta, OH 45750.
Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.