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John Wayne Goodman (11-7-20) service 11-13-20

John Wayne Goodman, of Savannah, was born on Aug. 27, 1939, in Hardin County, the son of the late John H. Goodman and Fannie Phillips Goodman. On Oct. 2, 1970, he was united in marriage to Judy Cummings, who survives.
Mr. Goodman worked for the City of Savannah as captain of the Fire Department before retiring after 23 years of service. He was a member of Landmark Pentecostal Church in Stantonville, Tennessee. He enjoyed reading the paper, swinging his great grandbabies in the porch swing, and getting on Facebook to read about his friends and wishing them a happy birthday.
John Wayne Goodman was a man who held many hats. A husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. John Wayne was an embodiment of good. He made a lasting impression on every person he met, and always looked for the good. Every hello was followed by a story, and every story ended with a testimony about God’s saving grace. While he is physically gone from this world, he will always live on in all of our hearts.
John Wayne Goodman departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 7, in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 81 years, 4 months and 11 days.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Goodman of Savannah; son, Terry Goodman of Savannah; grandson, Korey Goodman and his wife Jyssica; granddaughters, Kayla Jones and her husband Lucas, Morgan Taylor, and Kristen Sams and her husband Devon; great-grandsons, Jayden Melson, Malachi Jones, Kix Goodman, Micah Jones and Hunter Sams; and great-granddaughter, Klara Goodman.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Glen Goodman and Jonathan Goodman; brothers, Roy Goodman, Trennon Goodman, William “Bill” Goodman and Jimmy Goodman; and nephew, James William Goodman.
John Wayne, you will always be missed and forever loved.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, at Neill Cemetery in Savannah.