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Obituary for Richard Weaver Good

Richard Weaver Good
Richard W. Good, 82, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, entered Heaven to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, November 20, 2017. Born in Blue Ball, Pennsylvania on October 25, 1935 to the late Jacob and Martha Good, he was the oldest of four children, Polly (Daniel) Baker; Sally (Jim) Witmer, and Mary Ann (Marlin) Lafferty and has two step-brothers, Lester (Joanne) Neff and Larry (Norma Jean) Neff. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Annetta Good.

Richard attended Penn Manor High School and after serving as a medic in the United States Army during the Korean War he graduated from Elizabethtown College in the Class of 1960, eventually joining his parents’ business in 1962 and becoming president of Good’s Furniture and Carpet.

In 1996 Richard sold the family business, Good’s Furniture in New Holland, having spent 33 years with the company, 15 of them as president. He expanded it from the original store started by his father and mother in New Holland to becoming an operation ranked 49th on Furniture Today’s national list. People mattered to Richard as evidenced in his keen interest in the welfare of his 650 Good’s Furniture associates in 18 stores and a logistics center, doing his best to assure their futures upon the sale of the company. That effort was well known, respected and remembered fondly by many to this day. Richard retired in 2009.

A widely recognized and beloved community leader in both Pennsylvania and Florida communities, Richard consistently placed great value on people and relationships. His heart for others led him to the roles of president of Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity, the president of the National Home Furnishings Association, and a tenure on the Lancaster General Hospital board. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Lancaster and currently was an active member of First Baptist Church of Naples, and was involved in many community organizations including Make A Wish Foundation, Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council, New Holland Community Center, and Tabor Housing; and assisted in building a Christian school in Panama.

He served on the Corporation of Lancaster Bible College from 1988 to the present, having served on the Board of Trustees since 1990, becoming Chairman of the Board and honorary trustee. He was President of the Board of Directors for Amazing Grace Adoptions & Orphan Care from 2003 until he entered Heaven.

Richard’s fingerprints were all over the communities where he resided, and beyond, desiring his faith to be lived out practically, making a distinguishable difference in the lives he encountered. Those he impacted remain forever grateful.

He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Martha and his stepmother Naomi and his stepdaughter Denetta Cosgrove.

He is survived by son Brian (Jean) of Leola, grandsons Chris, and Nicholas (Jacqueline) and great-grandson Oliver; daughter Susan (Ted) Baxter of Newmanstown; and son Jeff (Mandy) of Plain City, Ohio and grandchildren; Anne Marie, Emily, Moses, Abby, Jacob, and twins, Gracie and Ezekiel; as well as their mother Cecelia Good.

He is also survived by stepdaughter Donnas (Johnny) Kinton of Raleigh, North Carolina; granddaughter Talia (Daniel) Jernigan and great-grandchildren Charis Brooke, Micah Daniel, and Norah Katharine; granddaughter Lydia Kinton of Durham, NC; granddaughter Annetta Blaire Kinton Goolsby, stepdaughter Darlene (Surse) Pierpoint of Panama City, Panama and grandchildren Mallory Pierpoint, Surse Taylor Pierpoint, Emelie Pierpoint, and Callie Pierpoint. He is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews; 10 great-nieces and 10 great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amazing Grace Adoptions and Orphan Care at or 9203-101 Baileywick Road Raleigh, NC 27615 and Lancaster Bible College, online at or 901 Eden Road Lancaster, PA 17601.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Richard’s Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 28 in the Good Shepherd Chapel on the campus of Lancaster Bible College, officiated by Dr. Peter W. Teague, President. The family will receive friends in the Chapel from 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 27 and from 9-11 a.m. prior to the Celebration of Life service on Tuesday, November 28.

Interment will be immediately following the service at Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery, 210 Weaverland Valley Rd. East Earl, PA 17519. Funeral services are provided by Groff-High Funeral Home of New Holland.
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