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Howard Goodman
Birth: Nov. 7, 1921, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 2002
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: 
  Drew Sam Goodman (1869 - 1959)
  Gussie Mae Goodman (1900 - 1971)
  Vestal Freeman Goodman (1929 - 2003)*
  Howard Goodman (1921 - 2002)
  Gussie Mae Goodman Rudd (1923 - 1990)*
  Stella Goodman Messer (1925 - 1999)*
  Eloise Goodman Racine (1926 - 1984)*
  Sam Goodman (1931 - 1991)*
  Charles Goodman (1933 - 1990)*
  Bobby Ray Goodman (1938 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Christ Church Memorial Gardens
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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He and Vestal continue to be a blessing! Just watched them on Gaithersburg Homecoming! Can't wait to see them in Heaven!!!!!!!!!
- Kathy Ferguson
 Added: May. 30, 2015
We met the Happy Goodman Family (Howard, Vestal, & Rusty) at a tent meeting revival in Jamestown, Ky in 1964. Sometime before that, Howard had written the song, "I Was Born to Serve the Lord". They sang it for us & later sent the lyrics, so we could lea...(Read more)
- Nancy Coffey
 Added: May. 26, 2015
I always enjoyed watching Howard play the piano. I loved listening to the Happy Goodman's. May your memory be a blessing.
- cynthia noble
 Added: Apr. 23, 2015
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