Lawrence H. Goodman, Sr.

Published 11:09 am Monday, December 5, 2011

Suffolk, VA – Lawrence H. “Bud” Goodman, Sr., 87, passed away Friday, December 2, 2011 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Nansemond County, Suffolk and was a son of the late Willie Frank and Emmaline Howell Goodman. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Myrtle Keeter Goodman on June 30, 1998. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Thomas Phillip Goodman and Vernon Goodman. Mr. Goodman was an active and oldest male member of South Quay Baptist Church and was a charter member of Holy Neck-South Quay Ruritan Club. Mr. Goodman was still active in the family farming business and was voted “Outstanding Farm Family of the Year” in 2004 for Suffolk by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. He served in the Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart after being wounded February 10, 1945 in Germany.

Left to cherish his memory are two sons, Lawrence H. “Larry” Goodman, Jr. and wife Linda and C. Wayne Goodman and wife Chris all of Suffolk; two granddaughters, Kelly R. Clem and husband, Michael of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Stephanie H. Goodman of Virginia Beach; a very special great granddaughter, Hailey Renee Clem; one sister-in-law, Cynthia K. Garris and husband, Wesley of Windsor; two brothers-in-law, Charles O. Keeter, Jr. of Sedley and Carrol D. Keeter of Newsoms and a special cousin, Myrtle G. Eason of Suffolk.

The funeral will be held at 2 PM, Monday, December 5, 2011 in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin with the Rev. John Watson officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be at Southampton Memorial Park. The family suggests memorials be made to South Quay Baptist Church, 9617 South Quay Road, Suffolk, VA 23437.