Ronald “Keith” Goodman
1961 - 2021
Ronald ‘K’ Goodman, known to the world as “Keith” a.k.a the new owner of the Dallas Cowboys, the King of Rock n’ Roll (and he had the moves to show it), Nascar's finest race car driver, nWo wrestler (provided you had a “shirt” to prove it!), man of the house, Dukes of Hazzard, and most importantly while kissing the hand of women that he came in contact with - - - he would remind us about him being a ladies man… as the world’s greatest character and also the world’s most beloved family member! “Keith” knew everyone and cared for the world with a smile and a long-lasting hug… his favorite thing to do was entertaining people, he would shake his hips and imitate Elvis Presley and do the moonwalk to Michael Jackson, often he would mimic one of his favorite actors Henry Winkler as Fonz by putting up his thumbs and telling us that you needed to use a “deep-deep-down” voice… “Aaaaaaay!” ...the faces Keith would make resembled Archie Bunker from the TV show All in the Family. There were so many influences to the way he lived his life, he acted-out what he watched on meTV and would laugh constantly to the Three Stooges! When Keith wasn’t coloring or reading the morning newspaper he’d talk to his imaginary friends that he called “The Boys”. Ronald K. Goodman was born with Down syndrome to Billy Joe Goodman and Frances Mae Goodman in Dallas, Texas on Thursday the 30th day in March of 1961 (Elvis Presley would have two #1 hit songs this week). Keith spent his youngest years in Dallas, Texas where his father owned and operated Goodman Concrete. He graduated from W.W. Samuell High School, class of 83’ and later moved to Mesquite, Texas. While being very active in his youth, Mr. Goodman went on to win over 50 medals in the Special Olympics. As a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Pleasant Grove he gave his life to the Lord and got baptized in the mid 80’s where he was also a member of the “Special Population” Sunday school class under the direction of Betty Bennett and would play the hand bells. In Keith’s later years, he fell in love/cherished a lady by the name of Celia Woolbright who was also special needs (the two were like peas in a pod). Before his mother passed away, nephew Joshua J. Knight with wife Vanessa Salinas Knight became Ronald’s legal guardians and took care of him until his passing, at their home in Seagoville, Texas (with the help of Vander Salinas and Linda Tapia). Keith (the last of the Goodman family tree) was preceded in death by girlfriend Celia Woolbright, father Billy Joe Goodman, mother Frances Mae Goodman, sister Frenda Jean Goodman, brother Baby Boy Goodman, sister Gwendolyn Gayle Knight, aunts Virginia Goodman and Verna Archer, uncles Oscar Wolverton and Joe Wolverton. He leaves behind uncle Donnie Wolverton (last surviving Wolverton) of Longview Texas, brother in-law Robert Hood Knight, sister in-law Tammy R. Knight, nephews Robert “Allen” Knight (also known as Keith’s band manager)/Joshua Joe Knight/Jeremy Kyle Knight/Brandon Sylvester Miles, great nephew Stephen Joe Knight, great niece Amaris Leigh Knight, and extended family members: Barbara Hitt, Donna Mithani, Lillian Ethridge, Vanessa Salinas Knight, Vander Cole Salinas, RosaLinda Salinas Tapia. Ronald “Keith” Goodman passed away peacefully at his home with family at the age of 60. Before he reaches his final resting place alongside his mom and dad, come join us at New Hope Funeral home for his viewing from 6PM to 8PM on Friday the 19th. On Saturday the 20th, Mr. Goodman will have a graveside gathering beginning at 1PM at Laneville Cemetery in Laneville, Texas. For more information contact New Hope Funeral Home in Sunnyvale, Texas. Keith will forever be missed and we will honor Keith, as he would put it, with a “special song to remember him by”.