Goodyear, David Clement

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David Clement Goodyear, a resident of Blacksburg and Christiansburg, VA for the past 40 years, passed away on January 10, 2024, at the age of 88. He is preceded in death by his father, George E. Goodyear of Wilmington, DE.

David is also preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Janice Claire Goodyear. They were married in 1959 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Clifton, NJ.

David served 2 years in the Army with Honorable discharge. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance. He was employed at a prestigious accounting firm in Manhattan, NY, and traveled all over the world. He and his wife moved to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Blacksburg, VA in 1984. He worked for 15 years at Virginia Tech as Director of Internal Audit and retired in 2000. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Blacksburg. He loved this job and the HOKIES football team. He also continued his education at Virginia Tech and earned his master’s degree in accounting. David had a love for his dogs, sports, Lionel Trains, and fine wine.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Jon and Veronica Goodyear, of Pembroke, VA; a daughter, Megan Goodyear Blatz, and grandchildren Jack Blatz and Sarah Shockley, all of Laurel DE; and a son, Eric Goodyear of Christiansburg, VA.

Final arrangements are being handled by McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg, VA. There will be a casual memorial and celebration of life gathering at “Bull and Bones” on Main St. in Blacksburg on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of any flowers please make donations to the Rotary Club in David’s name.