header 1
header 2
header 3

The Eleventh Hour

Carroll Good

  • Good, Carroll Jay

Carroll Jay Good, age 82, left this life to have everlasting life (John 3:16) Thursday, July 23, 2015, at his home in Charlottesville, Va. He was born May 5, 1933, at Burnt Tree, Madison County, Va. to the late William Lohr Good and Beulah Jane White Good. He was the second son of four siblings. He was preceded in death by an older brother, William Shirley Good and an older sister Mary Eloise (Peggy) Good Weaver Johnson. He is survived by his younger brother, Lyle G. Good and wife, Patricia Good, of Herndon, Va.; and sister-in-law, Jean Good of Madison, Va.Carroll started his education in a four room school at Radiant in Madison County, Virginia. After graduating from Madison County High School, he enlisted in the United States Regular Army and spent six months at Camp Gordon, Georgia, for Basic training, Military Police training and Leadership training. After being assigned to the Military Police Company at Fort Myer, Virginia, he volunteered for overseas duty in the Far East and was sent to Okinawa, Japan for the 98th Military Police Battalion, which was later deactivated and became an Army Unit for the Military Police. In 1956, he returned to the United States and was placed in the Inactive Reserves for a combined total of eight years of active and inactive service in the Regular Army. After his Honorable Discharge he began his employment with Virginia Telephone & Telegraph Company, hired as a Groundman on July 2, 1956. Some of his first job assignments were digging telephone pole holes by hand and even getting to use an occasional stick of dynamite to break up large rocks in his way. Through a career spanning over 37 years with the telephone company, Carroll was promoted numerous times and managed many different departments within the company, serving in the Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley area. During his tenure he saw the advancements in technology change for electro-mechanical switching all the way through to digital communications. He loved to learn, impart wisdom and was called upon numerous times to find the solutions to complex troubles affecting telephone service for an area critically in need. His final assignment was in January of 1993, where he retired as Manager Switching Control Center/Technical Assistance Center {Centel/Sprint). His avocation in retirement was Genealogy, he became an avid genealogist of his family, documenting over 14,000 descendants and relatives. His sister was quoted as saying, "they (the Good family) were KIN to everyone in the early families of Madison County." He was proving her right. Both Father's and Mother's lineage touched either one family or the other in the early history of Madison County, Va. In his later years, he was a volunteer at the Madison County Historical Society and was a great source of information to people seeking out history lessons on Madison County life at the turn of the previous century. Carroll is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce Lang Good; daughter, Gail Good Sanders of Louisa and partner, Michael Hawkins; sons, Glen Allen Good and wife, Colette Sheehy, of Crozet, Michael Jay Good and wife, Lynn Good, of Ruckersville, Christopher Lang Good of Charlottesville. He was grandfather to Jacquelynn Williams Zimmerman and husband, Kevin Zimmerman, of Charlottesville, Kaitlin Anne Good, UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C., Ryann Sheehy, Crozet, Timothy Good, White Hall, S/Sgt Daniel Hawkins and wife, Shasta, of Fort Knox, Ky., Brandon Hawkins and wife, Ashley, Louisa, Randy Batten and partner, Kathy, Stedman Batten of Ruckersville. Great-grandfather to K'Leigh Nicole Williams of Charlottesville, and Mary Elizabeth Hawkins of Fort Knox, Ky., Shawn Batten of Ruckersville. He was always proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildrens' accomplishments. Carroll also found time to be a member of Walkers United Methodist Church in Madison and was a member of Widow's Sons' Lodge No. 60, the American Legion Post 74 and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #389. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Friends may send condolences to his family at www.hillandwood.com.