Robert L. "Bob" Goodman (87) of Louisville


Published on March 14 2014 11:16 am

Robert L. Bob Goodman, age 87, of Louisville, IL, passed away at 7:55 a. m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL.
Bob was born August 21, 1926, in Clay County, IL, to Marion and Maude (Jennings) Goodman. On April 8, 1944, he married Betty Imogene Moore in Olney, IL, and to this union 7 children were born. Bob spent his life devoted to his wife, family and business. Over the years, after many business ventures, he found his passion in the scrap business and was the owner of Louisville Iron and Metal. Bob worked up until 2004, when his wife suffered a massive stroke. He then became devoted to her care and never left her side until her death in 2010. Bob will be remembered for his faith in God, hard work and his love and compassion for others.
Bob is survived by 3 daughters, LaDonna Goodman of Louisville, Bonnie Colman and special friend John Britton of Louisville, Shirley and husband Don Bailey of Kinmundy, 3 sons, Matt and wife Debbie Goodman, Louisville, Mark and wife Kris Goodman of Louisville, Tony and wife Lori Goodman of Louisville, 20 grandchildren; Gena Eade, Joni Green, Larry Meares, Nathan Buchanan, Jeremy Buchanan, Dakoda James, Paula McGee, Tina Booker, Jill Corder, Danielle Birch, Emily Bender, Erica Mazurkiewicz, Elizabeth Bailey, Crystal Smith, Jonathan Goodman, Leah Goodman, Luke Goodman, Laynae Goodman, Miranda Goodman, Kiersten Goodman; 27 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren, and 1 sister Martha Thackery of Louisville.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Imogene, 1 son Danny Bob Goodman, 7 brothers and 5 sisters.
Services will be held on Friday, March 14, at 11:00 a. m. at Red Brush Christian Church, Louisville. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 13 from 5-8 p. m. at Red Brush Christian Church. Interment will immediately follow at Orchard Hill Cemetery in Louisville. Expressions of sympathy should take the form of donations to Oil Belt Christian Church Camp and may be received at the church. Online condolences can be made at