Mr. Clyde A. Goodman, Jr. will be interred beside his father in Bellwood Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Ark., Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Minden.

Mr. Clyde A. Goodman, Jr. will be interred beside his father in Bellwood Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Ark., Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Minden.

Clyde was born August 22, 1917 in Texarkana, Texas to Clyde A. Goodman, Sr. and Cordelia Markham Goodman and entered into rest November 22, 2011 in Dubberly, La. Clyde graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1935 and after graduation was employed by Arkansas State Forestry Commission, Pine Bluff, Ark., and Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. in Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Goodman was a member of America’s “Greatest Generation”, having served 1944 to 1946 in U.S. Army Air Corp during WW II, with Flight Training at Sheppard Air Field in Wichita, Texas, Randolph Air Field in San Antonio, Texas and the 610th AAF Base Unit at Eglin Air Field, Fla. Discharge rank-Sergeant. From 1950 to retirement in 1982 he was employed by Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation of Shreveport and Houston, Texas as Manager of Design and Drafting, Land Surveying, and Computer-Aided Design Systems in Shreveport, La., and Houston, Texas. Returned to Shreveport, La., from Conroe, Texas after retirement in 1990. He was a member of Confederate Air Force, National Rifle Assn., Arkansas Civil Patrol and The American Legion.

His parents, wife of 60 years Aara Horne Goodman of Pine Bluff, Ark., two brothers Marvel Knox Goodman of Tomball, Texas and Richard Sterling Goodman of Oklahoma City, Okla., preceded him in death.

Survivors include daughters; Sherry Lynn Goodman Collins and husband Lowell of Dubberly, La., and Jana Clyde Goodman Semon and husband Doug of Shreveport, La., and Panama City, Fla.; grandchildren Donna Lynn Collins of Los Angeles, Calif., and Lowell Scott Collins of Sevierville, Tenn.; great-granddaughters Rachael and Rebecca Collins of Pineville, La., and nieces and nephew.

Memorials can be sent to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children or St. Labre Indian School.