Claude H Goodman

January 25, 1939 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Claude Goodman Obituary

Claude Herman Goodman was born on January 25, 1939, in Gates, North Carolina to the late Rev. Charlie and Tincey Goodman. He was called home on Friday, January 19, 2024. Claude lived a life filled with joy, laughter, and inspiration, touching many hearts along his journey.

After attending Gates County Public Schools, Claude relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he lived for the past 66 years. He was employed as a maintenance technician for many years and enjoyed meeting and helping others. He always brought the energy into any room and never missed a thing. Claude loved spending time with family and would never hesitate to travel hundreds of miles to visit loved ones. His laugh was big and loud, the same as the way he loved. His loss will be felt deeply by all who loved him, he will be greatly missed.

Claude was preceeded in death by his eight older siblings; Beaulah Whitney, Charles Haywood Goodman, Vincella Cross, Major Goodman, Evelyn Jones, Anna Mae Jennings, Owen Goodman, and Carroll Goodman.

He is survived by his daughter Jacqueline and three sons Calvin, Claude, and Keith (Robyn); 13 grandchildren, Calvin, Claudette (Derrion), Jazmine (Aharon), Cayla, Bryanna, Kiana, Teala, Isaiah, Khristian (Leandra), Jamey, Zakary (Rosie), Gabryelle, and Khatrynha; 23 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. 

A viewing will take place at 10am prior to the Celebration of Life service.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday January 31, 2024, 11am at New Piney Wood Chapel Baptist Church, in Gates, NC.

Final resting place for Mr. Goodman will be in the New Piney Wood Chapel Church cemetery.

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Celebration of Life
January 31, 2024

11:00 AM
New Pineywood Chapel Baptist Church
1109 Drum Hill Rd
Gates, NC 27937


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