Harold V. Goodman, 89. We can only imagine the glorious reunion of our father, Harold Vernon Goodman, age 89, as he made his journey to the Lord in Heaven, and gained his heavenly body.
Harold was the son of the late Vernon and Elizabeth (Stuan) Goodman. He married Phyllis Ann Hellman on August 20, 1950. She preceded him in death. He was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church.
Harold was a hardworking man starting at the age of 14 years old. He worked with his father and brother at V. Goodman Transfer in Lincoln, IL, until 1983. He then worked alongside his sons at Harold Goodman Excavating and Trucking, Lincoln, IL and on the family farm. He was a longtime farmer and trustee for the Lincoln Rural Fire Department for 26 years; he was also a REACT member and was on the West Lincoln School Board. He had a strong work ethic and cared about the community. He loved his family and friends and above all he loved the Lord. Harold had a love for life. He liked to go to Branson and playing cards at the Oasis with his companion Pauline Boward, who preceded him in death. Harold was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, and racing fan. He sponsored several cars in the county. He also liked watching LCHS Railer basketball. Harold was a kind and generous man to those who knew him and you may have been a recipient of his many hugs. He would give you anything you needed, all you had to do was ask.
He is the last remaining member of his immediate family. He is survived by his three sons, Scott (Debbie) Goodman, Steve (Cindy) Goodman, and Stacy (Kim) Goodman; nine grandchildren: Stefanie Crane (Scott Wilkinson), Shelly (Dale) Miller, Austin Goodman (Hailey Birch), Steven (Jessica) Goodman, Shanna (Chris) Schneider, Shanae (Bret) Tripplett, Samantha Goodman (Dustin Miller), Becca Hagerman (Jeremy Sinnett), and Kelsey Hall; sixteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother: Walter Goodman.
Harold set a wonderful example for all his family and will be greatly missed.
Services for Harold will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday April 24, 2018 at Jefferson Street Christian Church with Michael Mallick officiating. Visitation will be from 400-7:00 p.m. Monday April 23, 2018 also at the church. Burial at Lucas Chapel Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Harold’s name to Jefferson Street Christian Church or The Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.