He was born in Pleasantville, Aug. 27, 1935 the son of Jesse Goodman and Helen Leahman Goodman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, also his wife Barbara Camden Goodman in 1979, and one brother, Jessie Goodman, and one sister, Nellie Goodman Swaby.
Survivors include, three sons, David Goodman of Linton, Jeffrey Goodman of Carlisle, Russell L. Goodman Sr. (Stephanie) of Pleasantville; a step-son, Gary Robertson (Debra) of Ohio; three daughters, Karen Farrie (Kenneth) of Indianapolis, Kathy McIntyre of Indianapolis; a step-daughter Sharon Phillips (Todd) of Indianapolis; three brothers, Cletus Goodman (Brenda) of Ohio, Wayne Goodman (Donna) of Dugger; 17 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Pastor Warren Shake officiating.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greenwood.