Robert “Bob” Sherman Goodman May 12, 1942 ~ August 23, 2013

Robert “Bob” Sherman Goodman, 71, went to be with our Lord and Savior on August 23, 2013. He was born in Redondo Beach, CA on May 12, 1942 to Justice Avery Goodman and Mary Brooks Gossard.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, John Goodman and granddaughter, Sadi Lea Ruth.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend. He served his country in the Navy and Naval Reserves; he was proud of his service to his country and was very patriotic. His word was his bond and he had a strong sense of right and wrong and wasn’t afraid to stand up and tell you.

He had a fun loving spirit, a hearty laugh and an unending love for his family. His heart beats no more, but he lives within each of us that knew him and loved him.

He will be missed by his wife of thirty years, Mary Jane Frederick Goodman; sister, Mary Jo Myers; daughter, Cari Ruth and husband, Jim; step-son, Jeff Bartlett; daughter, Robin Thomas and husband Derrick; daughter, Toni Fairman and husband, Trey; son, George Goodman and wife, Kris; son, Robert Otis Goodman; grandchildren, Rachele Rhodes and husband, John Ramanda Snow and husband, Brandon, Neriah Ruth, Lyla Ruth, Hannah Giddens and husband, Jerry, Ezra Ruth, Levi Ruth, Joshua Ruth, Tristan Thomas, Brittan Thomas, Cayden Thomas, Ivey Fairman, Alex Fairman, Courtney Cotton and husband, Johnny, Makenzie Harp, Nathan Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Colton Goodman and Elijah Cash; great-grandchildren, Bethany Mitchell, Mikayla Ruth, Micah Ruth, Mason Buras, Karson Goodman, Gabriel Giddens and Alyssa Cotton.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday August 28, 2013 at Sang Avenue Baptist Church with Pastors Les Fletcher and Bruce Potter officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 5~7 PM at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 3291 S. Thompson Suite D104 Springdale, AR 72762 or Springdale Animal Shelter 321 W. Randall Wobbe Lane Springdale, AR  72764




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    Leonard & Rhonda Higgins » 24. Aug, 2013

    Mary & Family — Rhonda, Ceci, Ella and I send our most sincere condolences at this dark hour in your life. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will see you on Wednesday at the service. God bless and comfort you.

    Jim and Sherrill Reed » 24. Aug, 2013

    Robert was more than a Great Friend to me I felt like he was my older brother , while I feel like he will always be in my heart I think I will be hearing his laugh and seeing his smile for the rest of my life and I look forward to the day that I am able to shake his hand and give him a hug at The Gates of Heaven.
    We Love You Bob , Mary Jane our Prayers Thoughts and Love are with You and We Are Here for You in any way You Need , We Love You and I am always just a phone call away .

    Carl& Barbara Springston » 25. Aug, 2013

    Mary Jane & family, We are so sorry about Bob’s passing,he was a very friendly guy, loved to visit with him when I went to Wal-Mart, and the earlier days when we were in church together. I know there will be such an empty place in your life, but we can know someday we can all be together in Heaven, until then you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you Mary Jane and may you be comforted by the Lord.

    Richard & Barbara Langston » 25. Aug, 2013

    Mary Jane and Family,

    Barbara and I were shocked and very saddened to learn of Bob’s passing on Friday. We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

    We will always remember Bob for his quick smile, sense of humor and positive outlook on life that could only be so because of his strong faith and personal relationship with the Lord.

    Bob was such an active man, full of life. It is a great shame that such a fine man is no longer with us, but we can all rest assured because of his faith where his final journey is.

    With our deepest regrets,

    Barbara & Richard Langston

    April Robinson » 25. Aug, 2013

    Very sorry to hear about Bob. Remember all the good times. It is very hard to give them up but he will be looking down from above. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May God give you strength and encouragement.

    Love Always, April & Kaitlin

    April Robinson » 25. Aug, 2013

    Very sorry to hear about Bob. He was a kind person and I know he will be greatly missed. Praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. Praying God will give you strength and encouragment to make it through the days ahead.

    April & Kaitlin Robinson

    Tisha Brooks Boscia » 25. Aug, 2013

    Mary Jane and family,
    How lucky we were to have Bob as our cousin. He truly was loved and was loving to his family and friends. So many memories of Bob. I miss you so much and look forward to seeing you again in heaven with the rest of the family. What a smart dresser you were..From the top of your head to your vests and ties…. :) I love you Robert Sherman, Tisha

    Kendall Wilson » 25. Aug, 2013

    I always enjoyed hearing Bob’s laugh. He was a good hearted person and will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

    Pat McDowell » 25. Aug, 2013

    One of the finest men I’ve ever known, and a true friend.

    Peggy Baker » 25. Aug, 2013

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I realize I can say nothing which will remove the deep sense of loss and emptiness that comes with a death of a loved one. I also realize that the love of family and friends can go a long way to ease the grieving process. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your lives. God Bless, Peggy

    Bruce & Carol Potter » 26. Aug, 2013

    Years of friendship…that is what we think of! Mary and all are in our prayers. We are sorry for the real loss experienced, and we will miss this friend.

    Phil and Joyce Misenheimer » 26. Aug, 2013

    Mary Jane and Family. I was so sorry to learn of Bob’s death. I knew that things were not going well when I saw him last Thursday in CCU. I am sorry that we will be unable to attend the memorial service, but we want you to know that our prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

    Valerie Gladback » 26. Aug, 2013

    Mary Jane and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Like so many others have said, Bob was one of the good ones and he will be missed. He had such a great smile and laugh that were contagious.
    Just remember I am right next door. Please do not hesitate to call or stop by anytime if you need anything or just need someone to visit with.
    God Bless, prayers, and sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Your neighbor and friend, Valerie

    Valerie Willcutt » 26. Aug, 2013

    Mary Jane and family. I am so sad for your loss. I always enjoyed my visits with Bob, he was truly a delightful person. He will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family during this very difficult time.

    Name » 26. Aug, 2013

    It was very fortunate for me to have met Bob and become his friend. We shared many laughs
    together, and he was a sweet spirit. He does live in each of us that knew him and loved him, and
    to all his family my condolences. Rex Dodge

    Tom & Faye Grigsby » 27. Aug, 2013

    Mary Jane – Faye and I send our deepest sympathy for you and your family at this most difficult time. Sorry we can’t be there to share our feelings with you during this time of grief.

    Cathy Mayfield » 27. Aug, 2013

    I worked with him at Walmart and he was one of the good guys. He always had a big smile on his face. And he was always so helpful to customers and associates alike. He’ll always be missed at Walmart and we are sorry for the loss.

    James and Cindy Pickney » 27. Aug, 2013

    What an incredible person we were blessed to have in our lives. His laugh would make you laugh even when you had no idea what the joke was. That twinkle in his eye definitely reflected a bit of mischief as well as a wonderful sense of humor. We will miss him dearly. We love you, Bob, and look forward to that Heavenly reunion! Mary, we love you and are here for you any time.

    STEVE AND KATHY MILLER » 28. Aug, 2013

    We are so sorry about Bob He always had a smile on his face. Will be praying for you and the family. Love You Steve and Kathy Miller

    The Riley Family » 28. Aug, 2013

    As nephew/cousin Bob is celebrated today, we offer our prayers to you, Mary Jane and all the Goodman Family. He left a remarkable impact on so many giving us his faith, love of family, wonderful sense of humor and laugh, heart-felt kindness and constant passion for life. We will miss him terribly, but rejoice for his entering into the kingdom heaven. Until we meet him again, may we all carry his goodness throughout our lives and give greatly to other. Love you all ~ Aunt Betty, David and Juliann

    Elaine Stitten » 30. Aug, 2013

    We were so saddened to hear about Bob’s passing. He is in a wonderful place watching over his living family. He will truly be missed. Our prayers to your family. John and Elaine Stitten