Rev. Marvin Goodman, age 79 of Ray City, Ga., formerly of Atkinson County, passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, November 12, 2020, following an extended illness.
Born May 30, l941 in Willacoochee, Ga., Rev. Goodman was the son of Woodrow and Louise Corbitt Goodman. He retired from Albertson’s Food Stores as manager in Longwood, Fl. and then began a career in ministry. He served many churches, Cornerstone Church in Pearson, Manor Methodist, Stapleton, Ga. Methodist, Blackshear Methodist, Kirkland Methodist, and Springhead Methodist churches before retiring. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Debbie Ford, and a sister, Sheila Parker.
Wife: Margie Lewis Goodman of Ray City, GA
Sons: Jeff Goodman and wife, Laura of Richmond, VA
Mike Rowe and wife, Bonnie of Pearson, Ga.
Daughter: Cindy Caron and husband, Mike of Chesapeake, VA
Brothers: Tony Goodman and wife, Pat of Eastman, GA
Larry Goodman and wife, Dorothy of Caldwell, GA
Special friend: Octavia McMillan of Pelham, Ga.
Eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, along with many other relatives, also survive.
Graveside funeral services for Rev. Goodman were held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Church Cemetery with Bro. Harry Hughes officiating. Special music, “There Was Jesus” by Dolly Parton and Zack Williams, was presented by CD.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made in honor of Rev. Goodman, to Springhead United Methodist Church C/O Cheryl Chancey, 272 Bud Guthrie Rd., Willacoochee, Ga. 31650.
Relihan Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.