James “Jim” Earl Goodman, 69, of Orange, Texas, passed away at his home on May 17, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019 at St. Francis Church, 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange, Texas, with a visitation from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Born in Orange, Texas, on June 21, 1949, Jim was the son of Earl Goodman and Juanita Critz. He was a paratrooper in the National Guard where he made over 100 jumps. He was a Policeman with the city of Orange for 15 years, and a Bail Bondsman for over 20 years.

Jim loved playing cards, especially Bourré. He has been playing every Tuesday at his house for over 25 years with some of his best friends. He enjoyed cooking for his card games and for anyone he could find to give food to. He loved his family and friends and never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Mary Fontenot and Anita Scott.

He is survived by her brother, Carl Goodman; sisters, Bonnie Rogers; son, Scott Goodman; daughter, Denisha Keszeg; grandsons, Alex Goodman, Ryan Kezeg, Jacob Goodman, and Zack Keszeg; great-grandson, Mason Koopman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim loved his community and helping others. In lieu of flowers and plants, his family requests that donations be made in his honor to the Orange Lion’s Club at P.O. Box 1572, Orange, TX 77630.