Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 PM, Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Harvest Fellowship for Robert Lee Goodloe of Artesia, New Mexico.
Robert “Rob” Lee Goodloe of Artesia, NM, a loving husband, dad, PopPop, and lover of all people, passed away on October 29, 2018 at the age of 60. He passed away as a result of injuries from a vehicle accident on October 16.
Ronnie Williams of Harvest Fellowship will officiate the service.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Rob was born on May 4, 1958 in Lubbock, TX to Jack and Lucille Goodloe. He graduated from Goddard High School in Roswell, NM in 1976. He spent his childhood years working with his dad on a large hog farm of north of Roswell. He was very involved in 4-H and earned Reserve Grand Champion for his steer at the age of 12. He was also active in FFA throughout high school.
Rob married his wife Bobbie on May 1, 1982 and together they raised three amazing children that he could not have been more proud of. However, the true pride and joy of his life were his seven grand-children.
After working on the farm and then as a Detention Officer at the Chaves County Detention Center, Rob could no longer ignore his entrepreneurial spirit. In the early 1990’s he launched Rob’s Home Delivery, where he was the local “milkman” and delivered milk and other groceries door to door. In 2005, he took his passion for customer service with him from Roswell to Artesia and began his career in appliance repair for Terry Maupin as Mr. Appliance. Later, in 2009, Rob opened his own appliance repair business as Running Wrench and began serving the Eddy county area. Rob considered his job an opportunity and a blessing. He recently said, “In my job I am blessed to get to go into the homes of the broken, or at least a broken appliance, and sometimes more. I get the opportunity to witness to others, speak into their lives and never miss an opportunity to tell them how much God loves them.”
Rob’s church home was Harvest Fellowship in Artesia. He was very active in Kairos Prison Ministry and was eager to share his talk “Changing Our World” at the Walk to Emmaus that was to start just two days after his accident. Rob truly felt that being blessed with his career choice was his opportunity to minister to others, and he hoped to change their world.
Rob was preceded in death by his father, Jack Goodloe and his step-father Dick Edwards.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years Bobbie; his children Michael (Jennifer) Goodloe, Brianna (Kevin) Lohse and Dillon (Tiffany) Goodloe; grandchildren Katelyn & Karli Clarkston, Ryan Goodloe, Tamryn Lohse and Tayler, Madilyn and Ryleigh Goodloe; his mother Lucille Agee-Cox (Carl); siblings Christi Bellino, Jim (Midori) Goodloe, Lee Goodloe and Jeannie Goodloe; step-mother Rhoda Coakley; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
In lieu of gifts or flowers the family requests donations be made to the “Twelve Stones Project” at Harvest Fellowship Church at 2307 W. Main, Artesia, NM 88210.
Bobbie and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Rob's passing. I have such fond memories of the Goodloe family. Praying our Father's comfort be a constant companion for you each one.
Barbara PayneRoswell, NM
You will be greatly missed Rob! I will always remember the silver box outside our front door that magically was filled with Milk jugs when I was a kid. Your lagecy will live on through your great family and friends.
Andrew CrawfordArtesia, NM
It was an honor to know Rob. I have a lot of great memories of our time together in the appliance repair business. Rob had a smile in his heart everyday.
Barbara ReedFloresville, TX
Prayer and sympathy to the Goodloe family, Rob was a great friend to my oldest Brother Dusty, and to the Hobbs family...As he went thru hard time he supported and loved Dusty and the Hobbs family...he will be in my heart forever...so much comfort for you all until you meet again. So much love. Marty Helmstetler ...thoughts to Christi, Jim, and Lee. As we loved them all.
Tim and Marty HelmstetlerBig spring, TX
All my love and prayers.
Dana PowellHagerman, NM
So sorry for your loss Rob was one of my oldest and dearest friends. He was such a wonderful man. Please know y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry I can’t make the service my knee is messed up and I can’t drive.
Barbara MurrayDexter, NM
I am so sorry for your loss, and our loss in the community. You will be missed.
Priscilla Powers, NM
Bobbie, I'm so sorry to hear of Rob's accident and death. I have fond memories knowing Rob during our years at Siete and considered Rob a good friend. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Ralph WorthingtonMidland, TX
It breaks our hearts to lose Rob too soon. God must have had great plans for you in His Kingdom.
Rhoda C CoakleyRoswell, NM
Bobbie & Family: I am so sorry to hear of Rob's passing. I didn't know he was in an accident. My prayers for comfort and peace be with you now. Much love in Christ. Anne
Anne (Stein) HicksRoswell, NM
We are very sorry to hear about Rob. I knew him through his Running Wrench business and feel blessed to have met him. He was such a joy to be around and he had a wonderful personality with a good sense of humor. He will be greatly missed here but heaven will be honored to have him. God bless his family and our prayers are with you.
Rhonda & Gary NelsonArtesia, NM
He will truly be missed, praying for healing for the family.
Jody HoughtalingArtesia, NM
Bobbie and family,
May the peace of Jesus be with you; the comfort of the Holy Spirit cover you and the Lord is with you during this time of loss.
Many blessings to everyone in your family.
Sybil ScarbroughArtesia, NM
So sad to hear about Rob. Keeping you in our prayers.
Lisa NortonCloudcroft, NM