Jeffrey Neil Golden was born on January 31, 1961 on an U.S. Air Force base in Japan. He was the third born child of Pat and Ruth Golden. He lived in many different places as a child due to his father's military service including Hawaii, where he loved to surf.
He attended Mesquite High School where he met his high school sweetheart, Laurie Baker. They later married on March 28, 1980, and had two children. This year, Jeff and Laurie celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary.
Jeff had a special gift for fixing things and was a very hard worker, at times holding as many as three jobs at the same time. He worked as a machinist for over 30 years, mainly working for Spaeth Machine Shop in Irving, Texas. There he met his boss Mark Spaeth, who became a very good friend and fishing buddy.
In his free time, Jeff loved to fish and was an avid fisherman. He and Mark entered and won many fishing tournaments. He also had a special love for animals and many times would take his dogs, Minnie and Precious, out on the boat with him.
Jeff was funny and was always joking around and pulling pranks on people. He would tease his granddaughters when they wore jeans with holes in them by telling them "Papa's gonna buy you some new jeans".
Jeff passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 18th 2021. He is survived by his wife Laurie, son Chris and his wife Jeri, daughter Sara and her husband Roy, his mother Ruth, brother Byron, and sister Gayla and her husband Steve, along with three granddaughters Gracie, Lila, and Brylea. Jeff also leaves behind many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Pat Golden along with many family members whom he loved dearly.
Jeff was very giving and would give someone the shirt off his back if he felt they needed it more than he did. He was always willing to lend a hand or give advice on how to fix something. He loved his family and friends very much and would do anything for them. He touched so many people's lives and will be greatly missed.
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