Clyde “Goodie” Goodman, age 80, passed away March 17, 2019. He was the son of the late Rev. Gilbert
B. and Grace Smith Goodman, Sr. and the brother of Gilbert B. Goodman, Jr. (Conni) of Millers Creek,
Clyde was a man of simple pleasures in life and always had a good story to tell. When asked why he
never married he replied “I easily learned from other people's mistakes”. Clyde graduated from Landis
High School in 1956 and graduated from Newberry College in 1960.
He loved going to the beach in the spring and fall and he lived for Friday night high school football
games. He had a life-long love affair with his mother’s pork chops, green beans, mashed potatoes,
biscuits. He was brand loyal to Buick, Oldsmobile, Bi-Lo, Lipton Tea, Subway, Pizza Hut and BK
Whopper Juniors with onions. Clyde loved telling his stories, clipping newspaper obituaries, working
crossword puzzles, drinking hot black coffee and hanging out with his friends at Burger King and
attending activities at the Senior Center of York County Council on Aging. Clyde was a licensed SC
funeral director and had worked for Greene’s Flower Shop, Whitesell, Bass, and Pollard Funeral Homes.
Clyde was also a licensed pre-need insurance agent and had assisted many people in pre-planning their
Clyde had a big heart and we are all better off for having known him. The family extends a warm thank
you to Clyde’s special friends, Kathy and Mary, for their loving care. Clyde's celebration of life will be
held in the Chapel of Pollard Funeral Home, 2pm Saturday, March 30, 2019. His family and friends will
share many stories, laughter, tears, and joys of his memory and will give him a final toast.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made in Clyde’s name to the American Cancer Society
by visiting www.cancer.org
Online Condolences: Pollard Funeral Home
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