Johnson City Press Friday, October 24, 2014

Adam Good, Johnson City

Published July 20th, 2011 9:51 pm

Adam Ross Good, 43, was welcomed to Heaven on Saturday, July 16, by his mother and father, Laura Tester Good and Ross Good; by his aunts, Dorothy Tester Stout, Mabel Tester, Clydia Tester and Rebecca Tester; by his cousins, Gina Tester Coleman, Nancy Bacon Clark and Alvin E. Tester; by his uncles, Howard, Earl, and Raymond Tester, Paul Good and Roy Good; and by a whole host of heavenly angels, singing and praising God in celebration of his life.
Adam was born in Washington County and attended Daniel Boone High School. He worked for a number of years as a manager of Flowers Baking Company.
He decided to change his direction and enrolled in Northeast State Technical Community College. He began a field of study, which would result in a dream to become an alcohol and drug addiction counselor. He would have earned his first degree in December, an important step in reaching his dream. His teachers and professors expressed their respect to Adam and often relayed to him encouragement and praise for his accomplishments. Adam achieved academic honors.
Although somewhat shy, Adam cared deeply about others. His love was never judgmental and his acceptance of people was complete. He would refer you to a biblical text, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. He cherished and protected the pets he adopted, especially Tiki, who was by his side and followed him home.
Adam is survived, on his mother’s side, by aunts, uncles and cousins, for whose friendship he was always grateful. His devoted aunts are Lois Lorene Sharp, Ruth T. Powers and Mary T. Winebarger. Uncles are Paul N. Tester and a special uncle, Charles Winebarger. Cousins are Raymond James Tester, Amanda Jane Tester, Juanita T. Hawkins, Jewel T. Baxendale, Artie Edwards, Thomas Tester, Dave Tester, Stephen Tester, Danny Edwards, Joy Edwards Mann, Becky Sharp King and Charles Paul Winebarger, and Kristel Winebarger Rush, and a special friend and cousin, Elizabeth Stout Lester. On his father’s side, a loving, surviving aunt is Eleanor Bacon. His cousins include Mary Ellen Ward, Gailya Ruth Couch, Jim Good, June Taylor, Phyllis Hardin, Jerry Good, Craig Clark and other cousins in distant places.
Adam’s trusted and loyal friends were Neil Allen, Mark Ford and Gary Kennedy.
We will honor the memory of Adam at Boones Creek United Methodist Church on Friday, July 22, receiving friends at 6:30 and participating in a celebration of life service at 8:00 p.m.
On Saturday, there will be a short burial service at Carathers-Tester Cemetery near Ashley Furniture, Johnson City, at 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Adam’s home church, Boones Creek United Methodist Church, 110 Mary Street, Gray, TN 37615, or any drug or alcohol addiction program of your choice.
Condolences for the family may be sent to grayfuneralhome1@comcast.net.
Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve Adam’s family. 423-477-3171 or 239-6622