Danny Keith Goddard

1951 - 2021

Beckley, WV


Danny Keith Goddard, 69, of Beckley lost his courageous fight on May 22, 2021 surrounded by his family. Born November 16, 1951 on Backus Mountain, WV to the late Oscar and Alma Goddard.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Kenny Goddard; and his companion of 13 years, Cynthia Mikota.

Danny was a retired coal miner & later retired as park service maintenance at Babcock State Park.  He was currently employed with Wal-Mart in Beckley. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He selflessly devoted his life to his family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters Lorna Stover and her husband, Clifton of Mount Hope, WV and Cristina Rudd and her husband, Shannon of Rainelle, WV; granddaughter Savanna Wilson and her husband Matthew; grandsons Hunter and his wife Brittney and Braydon Stover, Tyler, Noah, & Logan Rudd; ex-wife of 37 years, Carol Goddard; brother Raymond and his wife, Carolyn Goddard; sister Peggy Duncan; sister Carlese "Carol" D'Andrea; along with many nieces, nephews & co-workers who will miss him dearly.

The family will be having a private family gathering on Tuesday at Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center.  Words of comfort may be offered to the family by visiting 

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Mary Jo McGraw

May 27, 2021 6:06 PM

Correction to my post.....sorry. It was supposed to say, "I'm sorry u didn't get to make it to Florida". It was a typo. 

Mary Jo McGraw

May 27, 2021 12:12 AM

To his family...I'm so very sorry for your loss. Danny was a super nice guy and would do anything for most people. I'm gonna miss his pickin and teasing. Such a sweet man. I'm gonna miss u so much, buddy. I'm sorry I didn't get to make it to Florida! 

Evy Goddard

May 26, 2021 10:11 PM
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Prayer for the family. I am the daughter in law of Florence and Dave Goddard.


May 26, 2021 4:31 PM

Danny was a very friendly person always smiling and joking around never a dull moment at Walmart witj Danny


May 25, 2021 4:07 PM

You may be gone from my sight but you are never gone from my heart.

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