Bradley Page Goodale of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away on Nov. 19, 2018, at the age of 49. He was born July 11, 1969, in Evanston, Illinois.
He was a distinguished U.S. Air Force veteran with over 22 years of service where he served as an aircraft structural maintenance specialist. He worked on many types of aircraft including the F-15, C-130, C-5, C-141, and AWACS. He was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska from 1990 to 1994. He was then sent to Little Rock, Arkansas, where he remained until his retirement in 2012. After retiring from the Air Force he went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from the College of Engineering from Southern Illinois University.
Bradley enjoyed many sports such as bicycling, golfing, snow skiing, boating, and running. He had a great appreciation for many forms of art and music. He prided himself as a beer connoisseur and was known as “Bad Brad” to family and friends, often hosting gatherings for social events at his Hilltop Lounge. He was known for his unique sense of humor. He was a loving, caring father and a good friend to all.
Bradley is preceded in death by his father, Michael Goodale.
He leaves behind his daughter, Paige Goodale; mother Carol Goodale; step-mother Norma Goodale; siblings Jeffery Goodale (Marsha), Katherine Weichman (Ryan) both of Illinois; step-siblings Timothy Emert (Kathy) of Texas, Emert Emert (Kelly), Patrick Emert (Candace), and Erick Emert (Christina) all of Illinois.
Services will take place in Peoria, Illinois, to be announced at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.
Brad was a goofy friend and a good man. Rip ☹️
My deepest condolences to his family.
Brad was a good hearted person who was always there when we needed him. He had a great heart and a totally wicked since of humor. My heart just breaks for Paige and Katie. Life was to short for him and I will miss him. Fly High Brad. I hope you find a fire pit in heaven to relax by, you deserve that peace.
My heart breaks for his family. He was so smart and funny. I will miss him.
p.s He was so very proud of his daughter Paige!!
I served with Brad in the Air Force at Little Rock AFB. He was a good friend and could always make you laugh, I am going to miss him very much, I am so sorry for the family loss.
Brad was one hell of a great leader, supervisor, and friend! His sense of humor at work was what kept us all motivated and he always had a way of finding the good in people. You will be missed but the memories will keep on going! I send many prayers and sincere condolences to Brad’s family in this difficult time.
Sorry to hear of Brad’s passing. It was an honor to have served in the Air Force with him. Prayers of God’s comfort to the entire Goodale family.
I have too much to thank him for
I didn’t know Brad long, but i did meet him while he was vacationing with his girlfriend Buffy Sue Blue. They was so happy and was having a blast on the beaches in Texas. RIP
My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you. I will forever love and miss my best friend. My love.
“I have hope toward God…that there is going to be a resurrection.” Acts 24:15. May our hope be of comfort to the family during this time of grief.
Brad impacted my life in so many ways. I loved him very much. Not only were we married at one time but we remained friends. He always made me laugh so hard. No one had a bad word to say about him. Brad, I will see you in heaven and have Paris lounge playing ok. I’m still in disbelief. Watch over paige. She truly has all your finest traits. I will always cherish our memories we had with paige and with Katie and Ryan. So many to hold my dear friend. Rest in peace…