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Paul H. Goodman

Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Friday, July 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Eldon Wilson.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with military honors.
Pallbearers: Lee Gore, Dean Baker, Richard Morse, L. E. Kohl, Edward Parks and Harold Libby.

Paul H. Goodman passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at the Columbia Regional Hospital. He was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and member of the First Christian Church. Paul grew up and attended schools in the Estes community of rural Pike County, Missouri. After school he attended the Civilian Conservation Camp in Bowling Green and then joined the U. S. Navy. After serving his country for over three years he returned to the Vandalia area. Paul started his own trucking and excavating business that he successfully operated in the central Missouri area for over 39 years, retiring in November 1984. He was a lifetime member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173, a longtime member of the Elks Lodge in Louisiana, Missouri and the Vandalia Country Club. Paul enjoyed spending time on the Mississippi River or in his boat on Mark Twain Lake.

Born: October 18, 1921 near Estes, Missouri the son of Porter M. and Anna Mae (Elliott) Goodman.

Married: Leona G. Myers on July 12, 1958 in Troy, Missouri; she survives at the home.

Other survivors include: one son, Ed Goodman of Mexico, Missouri and one daughter, Paula A. and husband, Gordon Teague of rural Vandalia; two grandsons, Justin Teague and Porter Goodman.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the Autism Outreach Program, 200 Keene St. South, Columbia, Missouri 65201.

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