Brian Gooding
Ramsey Funeral Home - Georgetown
5600 Williams Dr.
Georgetown, TX
Brian Stephen
Brian Stephen Gooding passed away peacefully on 13, April, 2015, at his home with his family at his side, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was 62 years young. Brian was a native of Trinidad and Tobago and was both the Junior and Senior National Cycling Champion, holding many records and winning many awards. Prior to coming to America, he held the Western Hemisphere record for the individual 1000 meters time trial and the flying 200 meters time trial. He was a graduate of St. Mary's College, Port of Spain.
He arrived in the United States in January 1972 to attend Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, where he graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with emphasis in economics. After graduation, he decided to pursue a career in the petroleum industry, and moved to Houston, which he called home until January 2014 when he decided to retire in Sun City, Georgetown, Texas. For over 35 years he worked with all of the major service companies, ending his career with Schlumberger working on the BP Mad Dog oil field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, completing wells and helping to train new engineers.
Brian was an intelligent, kindhearted, fun-loving, considerate, caring, thoughtful and generous person who never met a stranger and would give anyone the shirt off his back. Brian had great affection and fondness for his dogs. He loved music and movies and amassed a vast collection that he shared with everyone. He was passionate about golf and played at every opportunity afforded. Even when he was ill, he drove his golf cart to the course to hit a ball or two. In addition, he enjoyed cooking on the grill while indulging in a good rum and coke and listening and dancing to a lively calypso or steel band. He relished the outdoors and was an avid gun collector who liked to target practice at the range. Raised on an island, he enjoyed the beach and activities associated with the water, including boating and surfing. His motorbike was his pride and joy.
Brian is survived by his loving wife Kelli (formally Klima), son Bradley, daughter Jamie Keenan (Jeff), granddaughters Eryn and Jessie Keenan, sisters PatriciaGooding and Kathleen Scott (Martin), brothers Patrick (Betty) and Norman Augustus (Zoila), his nephew-in-crime Mark Scott (Eva) and numerous other nephews and nieces. Brother-in-law, Doug Klima, provided endless care and was his mentor and spiritual supporter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Edna (Goodman), a sister Alison, and a brother John Augustus (Ailsa).
The family would like to thank Erica Surrency and Jasmine Crown with Scott and White Hospice for their tender care of Brian.
In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated. All family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and acquaintances will be summoned to assemble for a celebration of his wonderful life at a later date in Georgetown, Texas.
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Smiles and good thoughts of Brian, and missing Kelli too! Both are well recalled in this Neighborhood #55.

Till we all meet again
Les Kenney
April 16, 2021

Brian is missed by all who knew him, and in this neighborhood, the Holidays are difficult for many of us, just trust we each love and recall those days of yore filled with good cheer and thankfulness for the Good we have shared!
May they all Rest in Peace...
Hala and Les
Les Kenney
November 25, 2017
Kelli, I just found out about Brian, I am so so sorry, He was the best, I wondered forever why I never heard from him anymore. Please call me if you can 361-571-4266
Kevin Miller
November 24, 2017
The world has turned as time has passed, please know you and Brian are in our positive thoughts ....and you my dear are there in our view working so heard to make you home a lovely place of blooms and green, you're in our prayers!!

Hala and Les
Les Kenney
April 12, 2016
Brian was one of my best friends in League City we did everything together I would say see you later but in my heart you are still by my side. Will always love you and we will meet soon. Your brother and grasshopper Danny
Danny Stewart
Great Friend
May 5, 2015
Dear Kelli, Please know that we are thinking about and praying for you. We are very sorry to hear about Brian. Hope to see you in the coming months. Love, Cory and Paige
Cory and Paige Shelton
April 20, 2015
Brian was bigger then life itself. His laugh was contagious. He was Mister Fun. He didn't care what life threw at him he was going to make you laugh an appreciate what you had. My heart is heavy an said for i will miss you dear friend. You are spread across so many chapters in my life. You where one of my best men at my wedding an you made sure everyone was going to have a good time. Kelly your in my thoughts an prayers. Love you girl. XOXO
Terry Company
May 11, 2015
May the family cherish the wonderful memories of their loved one. May our Heavenly Father continue to bless the family as they cope during this time of sorrow.
April 28, 2015
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