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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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When my mom, Dorothy Andrews, was dying of Alzheimer's in 2012, Jack Goodman was at her nursing home visiting a friend when I ran into him and told him about my mom who was long time member of First Baptist Church. He asked me what room she was in and went to visit her. She died later that week and I saw Jack at her service that week at First Baptist Church. It lifted my spirits and I know that

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Posted by: Jonthy Andrews-Williams - Austin   Sep 08, 2014

Dear Linda and Jack,
Sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Your parents were some of our favorite people ... Warm, generous, hospitable, fun-loving, creative, and so much more. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you move through the journey ahead.

Posted by: Elizabeth Denham Thompson - Littleton, CO - Friends from First Baptist   Sep 08, 2014

Linda, my sympathy to you and your family. Your dad was a wonderful man.

Posted by: yvonne Hanover boatner - TX   Sep 08, 2014

I am very sad. I just had spoken with him at the mailboxes Wednesday. I asked how he was, his reply with a great big smile was, "I'm happy! So I can't complain". He was Jack after all......

Posted by: "Summer" Fisher - Austin, TX - friend and neighbor   Sep 08, 2014

Dear God


Jack Goodman - he is not here anymore,
Came to an end his life on earth's score,
And when that score in triumph you add,
The joys he brought ease emotions of sad.

He was a man who in God did believe,
With Christianity his life he did weave,
As through each day with God he did go,
The goodness of love to all he did show.

Linda these words come easily to mind,
From all the good of your father to find,
In scheme of life a

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

I attended the program Thursday night, where Mr. Goodman made his final presentation. Although I didn't know him before that evening, it was very obvious that he was happy to be there, telling the story of his time with the canine corp. I can only hope that I might be so fortunate: to die quickly and painlessly while doing something I loved, with family nearby.

Posted by: Pamela Mathison - Austin, TX   Sep 07, 2014

Jack was such a wonderful man. Words cannot express my admiration of him. He was so kind and giving; with a smile you would never forget.
Jack and Vada Helen are inspirations of how to love and live life.

Thank you Jack.
With love

Posted by: Christina Baxter - Austin, TX - Family   Sep 07, 2014

Our friend, Jack Goodman was a very special man. Jack touched many lives with his loving & unselfish ways. Jack was one of those rare men who always extended a helping hand. Looking back on my own life, I ask myself who influenced my life in a meaningful way. Jack would be there as he made an impact on my life in a very meaningful way.. Jack was a friend to many. If you knew Jack, you were always blessed

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Posted by: Don Ames - Austin, TX - Friend   Sep 07, 2014

There are too many memories to relate... Jack was truly a man with a heart for Christ. His humble, selfless life is an example for all. He was so proud and grateful for his family, as you well know, Linda. All of his Gathering friends, and we are also his family, will miss jack terribly. God bless....

Posted by: Joan Tomson - Austin, TX   Sep 07, 2014

A longtime friend, mentor and icon passed this week. Jack Goodman. Jack and Helen Goodman were mentors all through my early years in life. So many wonderful memories of both of them. When I went back to First Baptist Church in Austin for the reunion service for our former choral directors, I got a chance to speak to him briefly and shake his hand. I remember thinking how much he was the same as he had always been. Kind, unassuming,

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Posted by: Jim Weynandt - Dallas, TX - Longtime friend   Sep 07, 2014