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Jack C. Goodman
  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First Baptist Church of Austin Foundation, 901 Trinity Street, 78701 or The Gathering-Alzheimer's Day Out Program of Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Road, 78746.

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Jack was my "Deacon of the Day" when I rejoined FBC many years ago, and he and I giggled about his being "my" deacon ever after. The entire Goodman/Landes/Barnes clan was so special, and each member wonderful folks.\I was privileged to have seen and visited with Jack just recently, at the Downers' reunion/celebration, and he was in his usual rare form: funny, caring, sweet, silly, etc. How blessed I have been to have been one of many many friends of Jack's.
Jack Alan and Linda, you are in my prayers and thoughts.

Posted by: Susan Moses Godbey - Buda, TX - long-time friend   Sep 09, 2014

Dear Linda and Goodman Family Members,
I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of your dad. Jack one of the most sincere and friendly people I've ever known in Austin. Perhaps it was because we were both born in New Jersey but came to Texas as soon as we could... Or perhaps it was because we both loved rooting for UT and Westlake sports teamsBut there was always something positive to chat with Jack about.
Ironically, just

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Posted by: August Petersen - Austin, TX - long time friend   Sep 09, 2014

Thank you. Jack, for your service to our country.

Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - Austin, TX - Friend   Sep 09, 2014

A dear, sweet man and great leader. I'm sorry, 87 yrs. wasn't long enough for us to have him. We miss him terribly and our prayers are with you, Goodmans, Drydens, Barneses, and extended family. A great loss for us all...

Posted by: Carol Hawkins Vaughan - Austin, TX   Sep 09, 2014


The passing of a dear friend bring these thoughts to mind,
Of the goodness in this life that he leaves for us all to find,
A man of gentle persuasion with Christian faith his life live,
The very best of life's offering to all who knew him did give.

And loving gifts of his offerings for him were never too much,
A man of honor who with the blessings of life stayed in touch,
Blessings he used wisely that with faith in God did embrace,
In life's

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Posted by: Tony Melli - Austin, TX - FRIEND   Sep 08, 2014

I was fortunate to meet Mr. Goodman early in my construction career. My family has been in the construction business in Austin for a number of years. BLGY was and is one of the leading design firms in Austin. My meeting with Mr. Goodman was facilitated by my Father, Vernon Wattinger, who like Mr. Goodman was a UT Civil Engineer. I know thru my family's business dealing of Mr. Goodman's strong character and sense of fairness. My dad always told

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Posted by: Trey Wattinger - Austin - friend   Sep 08, 2014

Rest in peace, dearest Jack. You were the best brother-in-law in the world, and I know we loved and respected each other for all of the sixty-five years that I knew you. I will mourn and miss you.

Posted by: A friend   Sep 08, 2014

I was at the lecture at the library and he certainly enjoyed talking about his service in the military and the dogs. Seemed to be a really good man

Posted by: kevin moomaw - austin   Sep 08, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. It was a great pleasure getting to know Jack while volunteering at The Gathering. He was such a kind man who will be missed by all

Posted by: Jeana Hinch - Austin   Sep 08, 2014

Jack was a very caring and loving person to all those he came in contact with; he will be missed by many.

Prayers for his family and all his friends.

Posted by: Michelle Sweda Zahler - Round Rock, TX   Sep 08, 2014