Rufus Doyle Goodman, born January 13, 1926 in Harness, Arkansas went to be with God August 4, 2012 in Mountain View, Arkansas.
Doyle was of the Baptist faith, he was an entrepreneur, head saw miller, chicken grower, carpenter, wood worker, farmer, musician, and auctioneer. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Survived by wife of the home, Louise (Avey) Goodman; one sister, Marie Lindsey of Marshall, Arkansas; one daughter, Sharon Matlock of Timbo, Arkansas; two grandkids, Shirley Hamblet of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Sheila Wilkey of Timbo, Arkansas; five step-grandkids, Jon David Lancaster of the home, Mike Goodman and Tim Goodman both of Green Forest, Arkansas, Susie Howarth of Springdale, Arkansas, and Vickie Tucker of Harrison, Arkansas; two great-grandkids; nine step-great grandkids, and a host of family and friends.
Preceded in death by parents Eli and Flora (Williams) Goodman; one brother, Fern Goodman; two sisters Cleo Fletcher and Drucilla Richardson; first wife Madge(Fletcher) Goodman; one step-son, Linville Goodman; one step-daughter, Colleen Dearian.
Visitation will be held, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 6-8PM at Roller Coffman Chapel in Mountain View, Arkansas. Services will be held, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 2:00PM at Big Springs Baptist Church in Newnata, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Big Springs Cemetery in Newnata, Arkansas. Brother Junior Avey and Brother Junior Barham will officiate.
Pallbearers are Howard Stewart, Anthony Avey, Todd Avey, Josh Avey, Andy Avey, Josh S. Avey. Honorary pallbearers are Venton White, Leonard Glenn, Jimmy Wayne Hudspeth, Edward Wilkey, Kippy J. Goodman, Robert Avey, David Avey, and Letus Avey.