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Memorial services for Gene C. Goodman, 66, of Ada are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Wayne Edgar will officiate.
Mr. Goodman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born July 21, 1950, in Ada to Aaron H. and Oneta Edwards Goodman. He attended Byng schools and graduated from Byng High School. He also attended East Central University.
He married Geraldine Bolin Jan. 26, 2004. Mr. Goodman was in the oilfield industry on the north slope of Alaska and later he was employed in maintenance with the Chickasaw Nation, retiring four years ago.
Mr. Goodman served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 29, 1969, to Jan. 27, 1972, and from Jan. 28, 1972, to Aug. 29, 1975. He served two tours in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine, of the home; a son, Michael Gene Goodman and his wife, Gina, of Ada; a daughter, Leslie Cooper of Ada; two brothers, Billy Don Goodman and his wife, Carolyn, of Ada and Roger Goodman and his wife, Sheila, of Sulphur; four sisters, Shelva Jean Welch of Ada, Pat Russell and her husband, Jack, of Konawa, Linda Sue Edgar and her husband, Wayne, of Sulphur and Lawana Faulkenberry and her husband, Mike, of Guthrie; and three grandchildren, Mikayla, Joey and Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Betty Adams.
Published on January 26, 2017
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