Zebbie Goudelock is a native of Newberry, S.C. and attended Newberry County public schools. He graduated from Gallman High School, Friendship Jr. College (formerly in Rock Hill, S.C.), attended Newberry College and completed his education at Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia.
He is a member of the S.C. Morticians Association and The National Funeral Directors Association. In 1973, prior to earning his degree, he began assisting the staff of T.A. Williams Funeral Home and since then has been a "Pillar" in the community.
He currently serves as Mayor Pro-Tem for the city of Newberry, S.C. He has served as a member of Newberry City Council (District 3) for 22 years and represents the city on several boards, including the Clinton-Newberry Natural Gas Authority.
Additionally he is a member of GLEAMS Human Resource Commission, Inc. Central Midlands Council of Governments, The Upper Savannah Council of Governments and formerly served as chairman of the selective Service Board representing District 3 in the upstate.
Mr. Goudelock is a member of Saint Matthew Baptist church in Newberry and serves as Chairman of the Deacon Board, Treasurer and Superintendent of the Sunday school. He is married to the former Alvena Mitchell.