James W. "Buggsie" Goodman
of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the age of 66. He was preceded in death by both parents, Charlie and Evelyn Goodman; his grandmother, Martha Susie Gaskins, who raised him due to his mothers untimely death shortly after his birth; and one sister, Helen Graves. James was born in Russell County, Ky., and moved to Indianapolis to live with his grandmother. He started working for Indianapolis Beef and Barbecue in 1961 at the age of 13 and continued to work there through a buy out and a transition into Mexican Foods where he worked until 1991, then went to work for Sandpaper America until his retirement in 2008. He is survived by his wife, Laura Goodman; three children, Thomas (Genell) Goodman of Sandy, UT, Shane (Shirley) Goodman of Indianapolis, and Martha (Jason) Brandenburg of Indianapolis; two step-daughters, Charity (Todd) Surack of Danville and Jennifer Zimmer of Indianapolis; one sister, Betty Graves of Rochester, N.Y.; twelve grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, 8/19/2014 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 1604 W. Morris St., with visitation Monday, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Amo Cemetery in Hendricks County.