William Penn "Bill" GOODMAN

GOODMAN, Lt. Colonel (Ret) William "Bill" Penn Of Cookeville, Tennessee, died Monday morning, January 7, 2013 at Highlands Medical Center, Sparta, TN following a brief illness. He was born April 29, 1922 in Kyles Ford, Tennessee to the late Emory and Martha Baker Goodman. He was a graduate of Hancock County High School in 1939 and the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1949. He was honorably discharged and retired from the United States Army in 1966 as a Lt. Colonel, having served in the European theater during World War II, as well as Guam and South Korea during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Goodman retired as a professor of Business Law at Tennessee Tech University in 1986. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. George Goodman. Mr. Goodman is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Jane Moles Goodman. He is also survived by two daughters, Jane Dickerson of Birmingham, Alabama and Penny Varner (Jim) of Tampa, Florida; four grandchildren, William Dickerson and Robert Dickerson both of Birmingham, Catherine Varner and Sarah Varner both of Tampa. Other survivors include one brother, Clarence E. Goodman, Jr. (Vivian) of Shreveport, LA; two sisters, Lucille Reed of Morristown, TN and Inez McBee (John) of Kingsport, TN; sister-in-law, Carolyn Goodman of Knoxville. He is also survived by special family friend, Meredith Thompson Devereaux (Matt) of Knoxville, TN. Visitation will be in Cookeville at Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. (CST) with the funeral immediately following. Visitation will also be at Christian Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville, TN from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, January 10, 2013 followed by a short service. Burial will be at McKinney Cemetery in Rogerville immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 18 S. Walnut Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501; Alzheimer's Tennessee, 1459 Interstate Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501; TTU Foundation, P.O. Box 1915, Cookeville, TN 38505; or a . HOOPER-HUDDLESTON & HORNER FUNERAL HOME, (931) 526-6111


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Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Homes and Cremation Service
59 N. Jefferson St. Cookeville, TN 38501

Published in The Tennessean on Jan. 9, 2013