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Robert Leonard Goulart, 87, husband of Dorothy Chadwick Goulart, of Abbeville County, died Sunday, December 28, 2018 at the Hospice House in Greenwood. He was born in Colusa, CA to the late John Robert Goulart and Ruby Carter Goulart.
Mr. Goulart was an active member of First Baptist Church of Iva where he, along with his wife, founded and maintained the Food Bank. Throughout the years, the Goulart family lovingly cared for and nurtured 34 foster children in their home.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dottie, of the home; three children, Douglas Wayne Goulart, Laura Woodward and Judy Phillips; his step-children, Juanita Hozey (Frank), Tricia Smith (Charles), Pauline Southerland (Ronnie) and Tim Davenport (Robin); thirteen grandchildren, Crystal Bennett, David Phillips, Anthony Phillips, Nikki, Jon-Mikel, Derrick, Loren, Christy, Carla, Timmy, Roxanne, Michelle and Robert; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous foster children and grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service with military honors will be held 5:00PM Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Iva with the Rev. Jerry Gray officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. Goulart, may be sent to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646 or to First Baptist Church of Iva, PO Box 475, Iva, SC 29655.
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com.
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Goulart family.