William D. Goodnight, 60, was called to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida, surrounded by his loving family.
William was born August 22, 1962, at Fort Hood, Texas. He was the son of the late Lowell Meredith Goodnight and Caroline Jane (Mossburg) Goodnight, of Sheridan.
William was a Sheridan High School graduate with the class of 1981, where he was a proud member of the 1980 Sheridan Blackhawks State Football Championship team. He earned his Bachelor of Business at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion Indiana. This led him into owning his own business “1” Will Do Carpet Cleaning, Residential and Commercial. He enjoyed meeting and becoming close friends with his customers. Later, he was in sales with Republic Waste Management until moving to Florida in 2021, where he was in sales for Waste Pro.
William’s real passion was working with the youth in football and basketball. That led him into the Zionsville Youth Program, where he coached several different football and basketball youth teams. He met so many wonderful boys and their parents, which was very life fulfilling for him.
He always dreamed of moving to Florida to enjoy the sunshine, beaches and watching the sunsets over the ocean. So glad he was able to do just that.
William is survived by his mother Caroline Jane (Mossburg) Goodnight, his daughters who were the loves of his life: Gabrielle Marie Goodnight of Indianapolis and Ellie Grace Goodnight of Fishers, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his companion Christy Jones of Clearwater, Florida and his faithful canine buddy, Dottie.
William was preceded in death by his father, Lowell M. Goodnight, his paternal grandparents; Burford Goodnight and Anna Mae Goodnight, and his maternal grandparents; Ernest and Maxine Mossburg.
Services to be announced at a later date.