John Richard Goddard passed away October 24, 2017 in Oklahoma City. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28th at Tulsa-Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. John Richard Goddard was born December 17, 1927 in Tulsa, OK to Ford Leonard and Agnes Marie (Cushing) Goddard. John proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. After the war he continued his education at Oklahoma A&M (OSU) graduating in 1950 where he met Helene Elizabeth "Betty" Masterson. They married on July 9, 1950. John worked for Phillips 66 for 35 years retiring in 1985. John & Betty enjoyed traveling and visited 48 states, only missing Alaska & Hawaii. They loved OSU wrestling and attended many home matches and some out-of-state National competitions. John was known for his gentle nature and kindness to others. John is survived by three children: Larry Edward Goddard of Oklahoma City, Linda Kay Amanis of Edmond and Shirley Ann Goddard of Tampa Bay, FL. He was blessed with four grandchildren; Jeff, Tracey, Carrie and Jennifer along with six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 63 years, Helene Elizabeth "Betty" Goddard.