Robert “Toby” Earl Goodman, Jr

Robert “Toby” Earl Goodman, Jr., 77, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on May 16, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.


A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Randy Branch, of Wesley United Methodist Church in Orange, Texas.   


A memorial gathering will be prior to the service beginning at 4:00 p.m.


Born in Beaumont, Texas, on June 24, 1939, Toby was the son of Robert Earl Goodman, Sr. and Zada Inez (Gripon) Goodman. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, and retired as a lab tech from DuPont. Toby made and sold knives and enjoyed photography, spending time fishing, and hunting. When Toby was young, he participated as a Boy Scout and a DeMolay. He will be greatly missed.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Zada Goodman; son, Robert Louis Daniel Goodman, Sr.; and his granddaughter, Courtney Marie Goodman.


Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 53 years, Evelyn Goodman; daughter, Heather Finley and husband James, of Bridge City; grandchildren, Keelin Finley, Miranda Goodman, Chelsea Goodman, and Robert Louis Daniel Goodman, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Ryan Goodman, Daniel Goodman, and Emma Martin; and his sister, Anita “Rusty” Mae Green, of Orange.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wesley United Methodist Church at 401 N. 37th St., Orange, TX 77630.

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