Feb. 20, 1951 — April 23, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Terry Lee Goddard passed away peacefully on April 23, 2022, at Billings Clinic Hospital, after an extended hospital stay, surrounded by his family.

He was born to Lee Charles (Chiz) and Rose Helen Goddard on Feb. 20, 1951 in Billings, Mont. He grew up on the family ranch east of Reed Point, and graduated from Reed Point High School in 1969. He married Victoria Ann Benson of Laurel on Sept. 19, 1969. They had two children Ron and Jason.

Terry and his family bought a ranch in Lodge Grass and lived there from 1973 - 1977. The family moved back to Columbus in late 1977, where Terry and Chiz purchased a farm north of Columbus. That same year, Terry and Chiz also opened Goddard’s Repair Shop in Columbus. The Repair Shop was a staple in the community until about 2009 when medical reasons forced Terry to slow down from welding. He then resumed his farming and wood cutting business.

He worked until the day before he went into the hospital. Terry was one of the hardest working guys anyone ever knew. Nothing ever kept him down. He played hard and worked harder. He was a very talented welder who could custom build anything from grill guards, to flatbeds, trailers, or handrails for homes and many other unique items. He was best known for his “Goddard Tough” grill guards. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with the boys.

Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Chiz and Rose Goddard, his special Uncle Gary Goddard, and other numerous aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his beloved wife Vicki of 52 years; his sons Ron (Trish), Jason (Tressie) and his grandchildren Nate, Caitlyn, Connor, Keegan, Ash, Lily, Halle, Olivia, Gus, and Bodie, all of Columbus. He truly loved and enjoyed each of his grandkids.

He is also survived by his sisters Diana (Bob) LeBrun, Mea (Ted) Weiss and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Chapel. A burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to consider Memorials to Project Hope or Special K Ranch.

Dad will truly be missed by his family, many friends, and especially all of his coffee buddies.