Herman Dean Goolsby, 78, of Brentwood, Tenn., passed away on Sept. 4, 2013. He was born on Sept. 12, 1934 in Altus.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha L. Goolsby; his son, Tommy D. Goolsby (Pauline) of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughters, Diana Waddell (Richard) of Seattle, Wash., and Cindy Roadman (Ross) of Brentwood; and granddaughters, Lauren and Cami Roadman. He is also survived by sisters, Joyce Gipson (Calvin) of Altus, Carolyn (Clifford) of Blair, and Vanita Elliot of Blair; sister-in-law, Katherine Goolsby of San Antonio, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bessie and George Tracy Goolsby; his brothers, George Tracy Goolsby, Jr., and Thurman Goolsby; his sister, Audrey Wiese; and his grandson, Connor Dean Roadman. Herman spent his childhood in Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army as a Radio Operator in Korea, and then spent many years living in El Paso, Texas. He retired as General Superintendent with The Banes Company in El Paso, Texas. He moved to Brentwood in 2006. Visitation and funeral service was held Saturday. Services were held at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens and Funeral Home located at 9090 Highway 100, Nashville, Tenn., (615)646-9292. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to The Alzheimer's Association, 4825 Trousdale Dr., Suite 220, Nashville, TN, 37220, ALZ.org, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation (for Parkinson's Research) , Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, NY NY 10163-4777, michaeljfox.org.