Arley Joe Goulden was born in Marshall, Texas on June 2, 1933, the second of five boys from the union of Darrell R. Goulden Senior and Helen Vivian Merrill. Arley was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Patricia Weinheimer, his parents, Darrell and Helen Goulden, grandparents, Arley V. Merrill and Maude Merrill, Joseph and Bertha Goulden and three brothers, Gerald, Robert and David. Arley has one son, David of Nevada City, California and a brother, Darrell, Jr. (Ted) and numerous nieces, cousins and an aunt, Sue Merrill. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1951, and Southern Nazarene University in 1959, earning a degree in Psychology and a minor in instrumental Music. He worked for Eastman Kodak of Oklahoma before pursuing a career with Smithklein Beecham Pharmaceutical Company. He retired in 1974 as an Executive Pharmaceutical Consultant. Arley entered the U. S. Air Force after two years of college, serving in Korea with the 5th Air Force. Later he was assigned to the "506th Strategic Fighter Wing" at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and later to Eielson AFB, Alaska as an intelligence Specialist. Arley married Esther Weinheimer of Fredericksburg, Texas in 1966. As you might expect they met in the pharmacy of her parent's drug store! They were married for forty eight years and lived in Austin, Midland, Frisco and Dallas - all in Texas before moving to Marshall. Arley was an active member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Marshall. He had been a Gideon and had a tract ministry. He was a very active Amateur Radio Operator and included a tract with every OSL card exchanged, frequently in the language of the person he had talked to. Arley talked with people in more than three hundred countries, earning numerous radio awards, including WAS, WAC, DXCC and WAZ. He was a member of several missionary and medical groups and on Officer on The Medical Amateur Radio Council. Without a doubt his favorite Amateur Radio activity was The Three to Four Sunday Group, made up of Ted, Uncle Carl, Ralph, Ray, Burl and several others - for forty plus years we solved all sorts of world problems and some of our own. Music, especially Christian traditional hymns, Classical and Big Band were his favorite. He played the clarinet and French horn and placed 2nd in Regional Competition on the French horn in 1951. Visitation for Arley will be held at Sullivan Funeral Home on Monday, May 15, 2023 from 5pm-7pm. Funeral Service will be held at Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 10:00am with James Goulden officiating.