Byron “Barney” Goodman

Byron “Barney” Goodman, age 94, of Tecumseh passed away June 2, 2013.Barney was born Jan. 28, 1920 in Waldron, the son of Daniel and Rachel (MacDonald) Goodman. On June 12, 1947 he married Betty Butler in Pittsford, who preceded him in death on May 20, 1997.Barney graduated from Waldron High School in 1938, then worked for Wabash Railroad before serving in the U. S. Army in WWII in the Combat Engineers in North Africa and then Burma for four years. He retired from Tecumseh Products after 42 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 34. He loved to fish and hunt and he loved his family.Barney is survived by two sons, John Goodman of Tecumseh and Dr. James (Jane) Goodman of Davenport, Wash., four grandchildren, Kristina (Dwight) Hill, Nichole (Craig) Borowski, Scott (Leah) Goodman and Michael (Amy) Goodman; seven great grandchildren, Danny, Nick, Alex, Carson, Colin, Zachary, and Freddie; sister, Mary (Robert) Bowers of Tecumseh and brother, Jeffory Goodman of Port St. Lucie, Fla.In addition to his wife Betty, he was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Dannie.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday June 6, 2013 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Pastor John Kottke officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery with Military Honors performed by the Michigan Army National Guard Honor Guard.Visitation was held 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the funeral home.Memorial contributions in memory of Barney may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or Tecumseh American Legion Post No. 34. Messages to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.

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