Bruce Wayne Goddard

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on June 27, 1969

Departed on June 14, 2019 and resided in Lebanon, Tennessee

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Bruce Wayne Goddard- Age 49, of Lebanon, Tennessee, passed away June 14, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ruby and Lucian Jones.

Survived by his wife of five years, Nina Goddard; daughter, Payton Nicole Goddard; stepchildren, Avery Michael Steelman and Ashton Rose Steelman; grandson, Kaiden Vance Plunkett; mother, Geraldine Baucom; step-father, Bobby Baucom; brother, Robert Ray Baucom.

He graduated from Mt. Juliet High School in 1987. Since then, he has been devoted to his work as a painter at various AutoBody Shops. Bruce was passionate about his family—his favorite role was being a paw-paw to his grandson, Kaiden. He loved watching his daughter, Payton, play softball. He enjoyed riding horses with his wife, Nina, and climbing hills in his RZR with his friends. In addition to these fond memories, he will be remembered for his love for NASCAR. Bruce will forever be in the hearts of his loving family, friends, coworkers, and even his pets.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 and 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

23 Comments to Bruce Wayne Goddard

  1. Rhonda Nolen & family
    June 15, 2019 12:27 pm

    I am so sorry Payton, you and your family are in my prayers. ❤

  2. Jamwa and Voncile Tuttle
    June 15, 2019 1:04 pm

    Praying for peace of mind in this troubled time..love to all of your family.

    James and Voncile Tuttle..

  3. Joan Graves
    June 15, 2019 3:26 pm

    So very sorry Geraldine. Know that I am thinking about you and your family, and I love you now and have always loved you.

  4. Dianne Seab
    June 15, 2019 4:03 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort to your family💕

  5. Paula Wood
    June 15, 2019 6:41 pm

    Nina, I’m so deeply sorry for your great loss. You are in my prayers. Love you!

  6. Melissa Rogers
    June 15, 2019 7:24 pm

    Nina, Aunt Willa, Uncle Paul, friends & family of Bruce:
    I send huge hugs & my condolences at this time. Losing ones we love is absolutely heart-wrenching & know that i am praying for comfort & peace for you all ♡♡♡

  7. Shari Fooshe
    June 15, 2019 8:43 pm

    Nina, I am so sorry and heartbroken to hear of your loss. Please know we are praying for you and love you very, very much.

  8. Mary Vaughan Couey
    June 15, 2019 9:03 pm

    Geraldine: I am so sorry to hear about Bruce. Sending my love and prayers.

  9. Tina Bean Cason
    June 16, 2019 1:38 am

    Nina we are so saddened by this. We love you and are praying God will give you peace and comfort.

  10. Carol Ferrell
    June 16, 2019 7:36 pm

    Nina – I am so sorry about this. You are in my prayers.

  11. Wayne and Doris Beasley
    June 16, 2019 11:23 pm

    So sorry…prayers for peace and comfort. I can truly say I know how broken hearted y’all are.

  12. Patrice, Curt, Kaitlin and Nathan Hynek
    June 17, 2019 8:56 am

    Nina,
    Wishing you comfort, peace and know we love you so much.

  13. Brandi Christian
    June 17, 2019 9:56 am

    Payton, my heart truly breaks for you and Kaiden. I am so very sorry that you are having to go thru this. I love you, and I am praying for all of you. Nina, I am very sorry for your loss.

  14. Linda Ogle
    June 17, 2019 1:10 pm

    Dear Nina & fsmily,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    I will be praying for all of you. Only GOD can give you peace & comfort during this time. Look to HIM. Phil. 4:13
    Love,
    Linda O.

  15. Stephanie Armstrong
    June 17, 2019 1:51 pm

    My prayers and positive energy goes out to those who were close and near and dear to him.. my heart aches for his mother and his grandson who will never know how great he really was.. fly high Bruce, May you find peace…. gone way to soon..

  16. Karen Goddard
    June 17, 2019 3:05 pm

    So very Sorry to hear about Bruce…. May God comfort Geraldine and Nina and bring them peace …

  17. Brooke (Murphy) Oliver
    June 17, 2019 7:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  18. Janice Reece
    June 17, 2019 8:29 pm

    Nina our prayers and thoughts are with you. We are here for you.
    Love,
    Janice & Howard

  19. Linda an Ross Reed
    June 18, 2019 12:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss Nina and children, may God grant you peace and comfort during this time,may he be with all the other family also,Paul, Willa and his family too. God bless you all, love your family so much.

  20. Thea Demonbreun
    June 18, 2019 1:08 pm

    May God be with you Geraldine, and the entire family. My prayers are with you all. Love, Thea Demonbreun

  21. Diane Ledford (Murphy)
    June 18, 2019 4:53 pm

    So sorry to hear of such a loss, may God wrap his arms around each of you!

  22. Tina Welker
    June 18, 2019 6:59 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Payton I am praying for you and Kaiden. I love you and know that there are so many praying and thinking about you.

  23. April
    June 26, 2019 8:17 am

    I send my deepest condolences for you and your family. Having lost someone is a difficult moment of life. May God provide you the strength you need to cope with this difficult situation. At Acts 24:15 and John 5:28, 29 the Bible promises a future hope of seeing our loved ones again very soon. Psalm 37 :9-11 and 29 brings out where we will be able to be with them again!To learn more visit jw.org. My deepest sympathies 🌺

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