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Obituary for Dontai Marques GODDARD Jr.

GODDARD, Jr., Dontai Marques, age 21, of Dayton, OH passed away unexpectedly on September 25, 2023. He was born January 13, 2002. Dontai is preceded in death by brother, Torion McCoy; great grandmother, Carole Pollard and Great grandparents, Solomon and Savannah Smith. He is survived by his parents Tiera Trigg and Dontai Goddard Sr. His children, Tai’Era, Dontai III, and Ny’Air. His loving siblings, Ja’Era Arnold, Chance McCoy, Tor’Ryah McCoy, A’Bryanna Smith, Davonn Goddard and Shawn Wynn. Loving grandparents; Darryl and Karen Trigg and paternal grandmother Rhoda Smith and paternal grandfather Nathan Goddard (Niecey). Exceptional uncles Darryl Jr. and Darnell Trigg and loving Aunt, Shakita Trigg. Special companion NyRe Tribble and lifetime friends, Mike’le Anderson and Gregory Brooks and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends.

Dontai attended Thurgood Marshall High school. He was a loving, caring, and devoted father to all 3 of his children. Dontai cherished riding 4-wheelers and loved football and basketball. He grew a passion in the car selling business. He will be forever missed and loved by all.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, October 6, 2023, at Thomas Funeral Home & Crematory, 4520 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45416. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at; virtual streaming link available.

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Meeting ID: 880 0101 2022
Passcode: 436462