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Charles "Rusty" Goodman
Birth: Sep. 2, 1933
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1990
Gallatin
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA

Gospel Musician. Member of the 'Happy Goodman Family' gospel group and performer with the Plainsmen Quartet. Prolific gospel songwriter writing gospel standards such as “Standing in the Need of Prayer”, “Standing in the Presence of the King”, “Leavin' On My Mind”, “John the Revelator”, “Look for Me” and “Who Am I?” and many more. Rusty wrote many of the songs recorded by the Happy Goodman Family and performed with the group until his death from cancer in 1990. The Happy Goodman Family recorded 15 number-one singles and released 23 original albums while Rusty was a member of the group. He also released several solo albums in the late 1970's through the 1980's. He was a frequent contributor to the popular Southern Gospel television series "Sing Out America." He is a member of the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. (bio by: L'eau Noire) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Drew Goodman (1869 - 1959)
  Augusta Mae Sargent Goodman (1900 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Billie Dumas Goodman (1938 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Howard Goodman (1921 - 2002)*
  Gussie Mae Goodman Rudd (1923 - 1990)*
  Stella Mae Goodman Messer (1925 - 1999)*
  Eloise Goodman Racine (1926 - 1984)*
  Ruth Goodman Moss (1929 - 1984)*
  Samuel Drew Goodman (1931 - 1991)*
  Charles Goodman (1933 - 1990)
  Bobby Ray Goodman (1938 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brasfield Cemetery
Burnwell
Walker County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Barry Hood
Record added: Apr 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19069845
Charles Rusty Goodman
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Charles Rusty Goodman
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Charles Rusty Goodman
Added by: Barry Hood
 
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Your song "How Much More" is so poetic and inspiring. Thank you for the inspiration https://youtu.be/59Ns76kh85w?t=19m
- David Eastburn
 Added: May. 5, 2016
Thank you for sharing your life and talent with us. Enjoy Heaven!
- David Eastburn
 Added: May. 5, 2016

- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Dec. 30, 2015
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