OBITUARY: Charles Edward Goodman

Charles Edward Goodman

Charles E. Goodman, AKA “Papa G,” “Uncle Charlie,” & his favorite title “PawPaw”, went home to be with the Lord on January 26th, 2022, at age 81.

He was born December 16th, 1940, in Tullahoma and raised with his two sisters, Betty Sue (Hugh) and Dorothy, by his grandfather until his death, when he was adopted by Roy and Eula Goodman. They brought Charles back to their farm in Mt. Juliet, where he gained another sister, Hilda.

Charles graduated from Mount Juliet High School class of 1959 and went on to join the US Army. He was stationed in Hanau, Germany through the early ’60s and received medals for his service during the Cold War. After that, he returned to Mt. Juliet and became the first police captain for the Mt. Juliet Police Department in 1974. Then he met Bobbie, the love of his life. She came with daughters, Carol Bates (Skip) and Carla Strickland, and he loved them as his own from day one. They became a happy family in 1978.

In his spare time, he loved carpentry, scuba diving, and bass fishing. He could play just about every instrument but enjoyed pickin’ and grinnin’ his banjo & guitar the most. He was a master plumber and a member of the Plumber Pipefitter Local. He owned and operated Goodman Plumbing company from 1985 – 2015 when he retired. During his retirement, if he wasn’t taking Bobbie out for lunch to Cracker Barrel, he spent most of his time just being a Pawpaw. He loved to be surrounded by his family and grandchildren, Brittany Brown (Jim), Winnie, and Jameson. Above all, He loved his Jesus! He was the biggest witness for the Lord! Charles and family have been members of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet for decades. He was a GOOD MAN. He will be missed tremendously. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 31st at 12pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. The Interment will follow the service at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. The Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 30th from 4-8 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818,


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