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AlDaniel Goodspeed

April 13, 1939 - August 01, 2018

AlDaniel Goodspeed, 79, took his Heavenly flight to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, after a long, hard fight with heart-related issues.

Funeral services will be held at Jones Mortuary located at 660 Donohoe Street in East Palo Alto on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 11 am. The Reverend Theodore Fields will officiate. The Burial will be at Alta Mesa Cemetary, Palo Alto. Visitation will be 10 am on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

AlDaniel was born on April 13, 1939, in Marshall, Texas, to Herbert Goodspeed (deceased) and Bennie Chilton. He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Ida Goodspeed; sons, Gordon Goodspeed (East Palo Alto), Steven Goodspeed, Ronald Goodspeed (Sacramento) and daughters, Jermina Goodspeed (Sacramento) and Adrienne Goodspeed (Sacramento), Sonya Brooks (Fremont) and Lakeisha Brooks (Hercules). His Grandchildren include DeRob Wright, DeRon Muldrew, Joshua Banks (Army), Isaiah Harris, Ariana Harris, Infinity Brooks, Khyler Brooks-Sims, Chase Brooks-Sims, Ronald Goodspeed, Jr, Lashieka Goodspeed, Japoria Goodspeed, and Regina Goodspeed. His Great-grandchildren are DeJon Wright, DeJah Muldrew, and DeRon Muldrew, Jr. His brothers Herbert (Rafus) Goodspeed, Jr. (deceased), Shupaza Sadifu (East Palo Alto), Jeffery Goodspeed (Brentwood), Brian Goodspeed (Pittsburg), and sister, Judith Goodspeed (Vallejo).

He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Goodspeed, and his brother, Herbert (Rafus) Goodspeed, Jr.

Mr. Goodspeed worked for the Schlage Company in San Francisco then worked for the County of San Mateo for over 3 decades. He was an avid lover of trucks and built them in his spare time. He loved attending truck shows and was often entered into them based on the quality and design of his work. He was a huge proponent of education and loved to talk politics and SPORTS - he would often win....

He was a devoted husband, father and friend. All who knew him were happy to call him "friend". He will be sorely missed as we celebrate his life and celebrate the blessing of being able to know him - Mr. AlDaniel Goodspeed. Memorials may be made to Jones Mortuary. Get the dream off of your pillow!!!

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