John Bentley Gothard, Jr. age 74 passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2023 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on Christmas Day 1948 to his parents John Sr. and Annie Gothard, both have preceded him in passing. John is also preceded by his loving wife, Linda Gothard, and great grandsons Connor Dodd and Brynson Hayes. He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Dodd and Sherry Sports; granddaughters, Heather Sports (Ryan), Kayla Crumpton (Joel), and Lindsey Sports; grandsons, Timothy Dodd (Natalie), Trey Sports (Jalinda) and Aaron Brasher; great grandchildren, Kyle Sports, Braxton Sports, Haley Crumpton, Jacob Crumpton, Addy Dodd, Kaiden Dodd, and Emery Sports. John will be laid to rest in Summerhill Baptist Church Cemetery, he will have a graveside service Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 1 pm.