View from a Hearse
Bruce Goddard is a fourth generation funeral director who has been described as a cross between Mark Twain and Max Lucado. He inspires with his thought-provoking observations about life and amuses with his funny stories about growing up in a small town funeral home business. Goddard is a much in demand humorist and motivational speaker. He has entertained and motivated thousands throughout the United States. When Bruce tells stories about his profession, he is not laughing in the face of death, but celebrating life with all its quirky imperfections. In 2005, he released his bestselling book, View From A Hearse--Lighten Up! where he looks at the lighter side of what can be a stressful occupation while making insightful observations about life from the perspective of small town undertaker. Bruce authored a second book, The Legacy of Eulan Brown (LEB), in 2009. LEB is a story about a man from Reynolds Georgia that was challenged physically, but through determination and perseverance he illustrated some amazing life lessons, which Bruce brilliantly puts in this book.
Bruce is the former owner of Goddard Funeral Homes in Reynolds and Roberta Georgia. He has been employed with Service Corporation International since 1998 and is part of the senior field management team. SCI is the largest single provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services in North America.
He and his wife Kathy currently reside in Warner Robins, Georgia and are members of Southside Baptist Church. They have three sons and daughter-in-laws and two grandchildren.