Celebration of Life service for Mr. Bennie Goettie, Jr. will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022, 11:00 am at Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Bennie Goettie, Jr passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Phoebe Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. He was born March 26, 1942 to the late Bennie Goettie, Sr and Christine Florence Goettie in Waycross, Ga. He was the first of three sons.
He attended Hazzard Hill Elementary School and graduated from Center High school. After High School, Bennie attended Savannah State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (Industrial Arts Education) in 1966.
He accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Peters Baptist Church. It was at St. Peters that he found a love for God and began to sing in the church choir.
He was joined in holy matrimony to Velma Johnson Goettie on May 23, 1966 and to this union two boys were born: Bennie Goettie III and Michael Lorenzo Goettie.
For many years Bennie was an educator in the school system in many counties throughout Georgia. He was a skillful architect and could build anything he put his mind too. Bennie was an avid lover of horses and was known around the south because of his passion for horses. He was a farmer as well, growing watermelons and peas on his farm just to give them out to the community. Bennie also enjoyed going RV camping with his friends and the president of the Good Life RV Club. He was a lover of antique cars, Rottweilers, CB Radio and Ham Radio just to name a few.
He leaves to Cherish his memory, his loving wife Velma Johnson Goettie; six sons, Victor Daniels (Michelle), Bennie Goettie III (Denice), Michael Goettie (Lisa), Charles Hamler (Demetria), Steven Fluker Hill, Stacy Hill and David Goettie; two daughters, Kiekka Hamler and LaShundra Jenkins (Marlo). A host of grandchildren, great grands, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Four Sister-In-Laws: Minnie Goettie, Lola Goettie, Joan Annette Hill (Curtis), Sylvia Hill; Brother-in-Law: William Johnson. Special Family members: Lorene Regulus, Jimmy Walker, Bennie Walker, Lilly Taylor, Suzette Taylor, Jimmy D. Walker and Linda Causey. Co-Workers: Arnold Jackson, Morris Clark and Oscar Harnett; Special God-Nephew: Ricky Shipp; Special Close friends: Dr. Charles King, Arthur Terry, James “Bobo” Streeter and a host of sorrowing friends.