George Fredric Goolsby

George Fredric Goolsby, 84, of Gray Court, husband of Eloise Goolsby, passed away on February 6, 2023. Born in Franklin, Georgia, he was a son of the late B.W. and Minnie Duvall Goolsby.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Goolsby is survived by one son, Jeffery Goolsby (Tracy); two daughters, Janet Owen (Marvin) and Judy McKinney (Michael); eight grandchildren, Chadwick Owen (Lauren), Angela Owen, Carolyn Altman (Jeremy), Alan Goolsby (Amy), Laura Fidler (Brian), Melissa Starrett (Andrew), Christopher Faulkner (Devin), and Alex Ahumada (Taylor); 21 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Carl Jack Goolsby (Betty).

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Elaine Goolsby; four sisters, Grace Heron, Jean Dell, Gladys Caldwell, and Helen Jameson; and two brothers, Harold Goolsby and Sidney Goolsby.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 pm in the Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be private for the family at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson, South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or McCall Hospice House, 1838 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

Condolences to the family of George Fredric Goolsby

  • Tawnya
    1 year ago

    The Leza Family loves you all so much. We are so very sorry for your loss. For the short time we knew him, he made an impact. Such a warm and kind man!

  • Lisa Davis
    1 year ago

    Papa Goolsby was one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known, always had a smile and hug when he saw me. My heart is broken for the whole family.

  • Lisa Davis
    1 year ago

    Papa Goolsby was one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known, always greeted me with a smile and a hug when we saw each other. My heart is broken for the entire family.

  • Ann Wilson
    1 year ago

    I’m so sorry to hear about George. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and the family.

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