Goodman, Dale Henry

Dale Henry Goodman Dale Henry Goodman, 73, of Jonesboro, formerly of Forest Park, and Greenback, Tenn., died of cancer on April 9, 2011. He was retired and had worked for MacLean, Carolina and ABF motorfreight companies. He volunteered in little league sports at the Forest Park Recreation Center, an activity he enjoyed for several years. He was a lifelong hunter and fisherman, who loved the outdoors and the Sunny South Hunting Club. He had great love for his family and friends, taking special delight in his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Sandra; son, the Rev. Terry Goodman and wife, Debbie, of Bluefield, Va.; son, Patrick, of Jonesboro; sister, Vivian Cobb, of Locust Grove; brother, Larry and wife, Almedia, of Loudon, Tenn.; grandchildren, David, Jacob, Andrew and Daniel Goodman, of Virfinia, Megan Goodman, of Jonesboro; and two special "honorary" grandchildren, Jonah Smith and Franky Holcomb, of Jonesboro; uncle, Ken Spires, of Greenback, Tenn.; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Goodman was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Stella Spires Goodman Rider, and his son, David Phillip Goodman. A memorial service is planned for April 16 at 2 p.m., in the sanctuary of New Hope UMC, 1014 New Hope Drive, Hampton (corner of Panhandle Road and New Hope Drive), with visitation following the service in the church fellowship hall. The family requests no flowers, as interment will be at a later date.