Raymond W. Goodman Jr., 73, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away on Nov. 1, 2013.
He was born in Wadesboro on June 23, 1940.
He graduated from Hargrave Military Academy. After receiving a master's degree from Florida State University. He entered the Air Force and served with the Office of Special Investigations for 25 years. His second career was with the state of North Carolina where he retired as chairman of the Employment Security Commission.
He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Raleigh for 24 years, where he served in various capacities. He enjoyed many things including membership in the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh, classical music, history and politics.
He is preceded in death by his late parents, Raymond W. Goodman and Alice Smith Goodman.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lilo Franck Goodman; son, Raymond W. Goodman III and wife Crystal; daughter, Annie Goodman; grandchildren, Heidi and Wyatt; brothers, Ken Goodman and John Goodman; and sister, Janice Coen.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 99 N. Salisbury St. in Raleigh.
The family will receive guests in the Fellowship Hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkinson's Research, Neuroscience Clinical Research Organization, DUMC 3333 Durham, NC 27710.