Daniel C. Goldman
December 16, 1943 – April 6, 2019
Daniel Clyde Goldman, 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019.
Dan, the oldest of three boys, was born on December 16, 1943 to the late Pat Breazeal Goldman and Elmer Clyde Goldman. Like so many children born in 1943, his mother was at home and his father was away fighting in WWII. Children born of parents who survived both the Great Depression and WWII grew up with grit, determination and a competitive spirit. Dan had all of those qualities and so much more. To his younger brothers, he was their hero and champion.
He was a faithful loving husband to the love of his life, Cindy Feezell Goldman. She was his true partner in all they achieved. She was the Homecoming Queen and he the All State Linebacker for the Hot Springs Trojans. Married 55 years, their love for each other never waned, never became routine, and never faltered. The poets talk about great lovers becoming a single force, a single entity; they must have had Dan and Cindy in mind.
Dan graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1965 with a BS in Business. Upon graduation, he became a sales rep for Reynolds Metals, rising through the ranks to become their VP of Marketing. For some 20 years, he became the “fixer”, their star “go to” manager for their ailing plants. After leaving Reynolds he found his true vocation, turning faltering businesses in the building industry from failure to success. He said he never took over a business that was succeeding and never left one that wasn’t on firm and productive ground.
During his career Cindy and Dan lived in many different cities, Shreveport, St. Louis, Richmond, South Bend, Athens, Dublin and Cary. His motto was pretty simple, “DO THE RIGHT THING”. In his business life and his personal life, he lived by that motto. Dan had a singular dream- achieve enough success to return to the hometown he loved so much, and at the age of 56, he and the Homecoming Queen did just that.
Dan is survived by his wife Cindy; his son Daniel Clyde Goldman Jr., (Kathy) of Minneapolis, MN; his daughter Kara Blythe Holley of Kaufman, TX; 5 amazing grandchildren Sean, Brendan, and Ethan Goldman and Brooke and Hope Holley; his brothers Tim W. Goldman (Wynell ) and W. David Goldman( Rhonda); his brother-in-law Joel Feezell (Nora); and many well- loved extended family members and friends.
During his life, Dan had many different nicknames; the late great Orville Henry, sports writer for the Arkansas Gazette, called him “Thumper.” He was a ferocious linebacker for the Trojans and made first team All State during his senior year at the age of 16. His brothers called him” Star Trek” for his ability to hit golf balls “where no man has gone before”. Once, while standing on the first tee, he realized his three partners were playing with lost golf balls, they had found HIS!
Accountable, responsible, forthright and dependable, Dan was a rock for his family. Heaven has gained a good man; earth has lost a rare bastion of good.
- Tim Goldman
- David Goldman
- Dan Goldman Jr.
- Sean Goldman
- Brendan Goldman
- Joe Feezell
- Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 11, 2019
Daniel C. Goldman
John and Nancy Russ
April 9, 2019
To the Goldman family:
May the peace of God that passes human understanding be with you in the midst of your profound loss.
Cynthia (McAdoo) Brennan
April 7, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I can still hear Pat, Elmer, Tim and David calling him "Danny". There was always a strong sense of family in the Goldman household. Every Goldman I have known had a fantastic sense of humor. My heart goes out to each and every one of you in this difficult time.