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Howard Goodman
Birth: Nov. 7, 1921, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 2002
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Gospel Singer. He began performing in 1938 with his sisters. He was married for 53 years to the former Vestal Freeman who he met at a gospel singing convention, they began singing and traveling together for the rest of his life. Together with his brothers Sam and Rusty, the "Happy Goodman Family" became a household name and were regulars on the Sunday Morning broadcast of the Gospel Singing Jubilee. Known for his unique "bouncing off the ivories" of the piano, he also wrote the classic Goodman's songs "Give Up" and "I Don't Regret a Mile". (bio by: Greg Yates) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Drew Sam Goodman (1869 - 1959)
  Gussie Mae Goodman (1900 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Vestal Freeman Goodman (1929 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Howard Goodman (1921 - 2002)
  Charles "Rusty" Goodman (1933 - 1990)*
  Bobby Ray Goodman (1938 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Christ Church Memorial Gardens
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Greg Yates
Record added: Jan 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7068302
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- Mary Hubbard Miller
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
As the flower say;s the goodmans will nver be forgotten. As they hold a very special place in my heart.
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Jun. 7, 2014
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- Juanita Schooley
 Added: May. 27, 2014
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