Rev. Rance Lowell Goad

Rev. Rance L. Goad went home to meet his Lord and Savior on February 1, 2022.  He was 92 years old. 

He was born in Floyd County, Virginia.  His beloved wife, Nevlin V. Goad of 62 years of marriage, passed away this past September 26th, 2021.   He leaves behind his daughter, Catherine (David) Lyons, Sun City Center, Fl, his son, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Goad, Sevierville, TN.  Two Granddaughters, Kimberly (Sol) Gamertsfelder, Stephanie Lyons (fiancé’, Noah Johnson) Three Great Grandchildren, Liam and Emersyn Gamertsfelder and Wrenleigh Johnson.  He also leaves behind two sisters-in-law, Mary Matherly and Martha Matherly.  Three brothers, Lynwood, Conrad and Galon Matherly who have gone home to Glory.   He retired from the United States Air Force proudly serving his country for 20 years.  

Rev. Rance Goad Pastored churches in Texas, Ohio, Germany, and Florida where he retired as Pastor at Friendship Baptist Church in Sun City Center, FL.  He loved to play horseshoes and feed the squirrels at Sun Terrace Rehabilitation Center where he lived and preached his last sermon on January 23, 2022.

Calling hours will be at Friendship Baptist Church on February 10, 2022, from 1-3 P.M.  Funeral services will begin at 3:00 P.M.

Burial services will take place at Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation to Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund,  1511 El Rancho Drive  Sun City Center, FL 33573.