Mark Harry Goodyear

Published 12:22 pm Friday, June 2, 2023

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Mark Harry Goodyear, 61, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away on May 26, 2023, after a long battle with kidney failure.

Mark was born on June 29, 1961 to Christine and Ray Goodyear in Florida. Mark graduated from Glasgow High School in 1979.

Mark married Tammy Beacher and had three children, then married Mary Ellwood and had three children. Altogether, there was Dondi Goodyear, Garrett Goodyear, Myra Goodyear, Mary Ann Goodyear, Erica Goodyear/Nelson, and Anthony Ellwood.

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In addition to children, Mark also had several grandchildren, Aidan Patten, Ava patten, Dion Price, A’navian Goodyear, Channing Akers, Aurora Goodyear, Grayson Goodyear, Korah Goodyear, Kainen Carpenter, Isaac King, Hayden King, Dominique Lambert, Neighana Goodyear, Nevaehlynn Patten, Ariya White, and Avian Goodyear.

In 1993, Mark retired and spent his time playing piano, singing, preaching the gospel, and playing with his grandkids.

Mark was predeceased by Martin Goodyear, Matthew Goodyear, Christine Goodyear, Ray Goodyear, Barbara Hammonds, Rose Coogan, C.J. Yearian, and Barbara Goodyear.

He is survived by Mitchell Goodyear, Mike Goodyear, Julie Yearian, Dana Hammons, Martha Smith, Jessie Hammons and Billy Hammons.

Mark was strong willed and stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart and wonderful sense of humor. He was generous, loyal, and brave. He was clever and full to the brim with knowledge gained through all of his life experiences: preacher, mechanic, and handyman/drywall – he could fix or build anything.

He will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his friends and family. He truly loved each of them – and if you knew him, you knew it. When his time came, he carried himself with dignity, strength, and full of love for those who went before him. He will be missed dearly.