Raymond Wallace Goodman, Jr.

June 23, 1940November 1, 2013

Raymond W. Goodman, Jr. of Raleigh, NC passed away on November 1, 2013. He was born on June 23, 1940 in Wadesboro, NC. He graduated from Hargrave Military Academy. After receiving a Master’s Degree from Florida State University he entered the Air Force and served with the Office of Special Investigations for 25 years. Ray’s second career was with the state of North Carolina where he retired as Chairman of the Employment Security Commission. Ray was an active member of First Baptist Church of Raleigh for 24 years, where he served in various capacities. He enjoyed many things including membership in the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh, classical music, history and politics. Ray was predeceased by his mother, Alice Smith Goodman, and his father, Raymond W. Goodman. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lilo Franck Goodman; son, Raymond W. Goodman, III and his wife Crystal; daughter, Annie Goodman; grandchildren, Heidi and Wyatt; brothers, Ken Goodman and John Goodman; and sister, Janice Coen. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkinson’s Research, Neuroscience Clinical Research Organization, DUMC 3333, Durham, NC 27710. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 99 North Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27603. The family will receive guests in the Fellowship Hall following the service.


  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Raymond Wallace Goodman, Jr.

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Roger & Margaret Brunning

November 10, 2013

Our thoughts are with Lilo and family at this sad time. Ray was one of life's gentlemen and it has been a pleasure to have known him, albeit from a distance these last few years.

Cynthia Wall

November 7, 2013

May God Bless you and your family you were always nice to me.

November 6, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. May God's love and comfort surround you during this time of grief. Senator Phil Berger

Monique and Frank Horn

November 5, 2013

I first met Ray at Florida State in 1966.
He was the first to tell me about AFOSI.
I forgot his name until I walked into my
Supervisor's office in England. He had
an FSU sign in the office. It was Ray.
He was more than a boss. He was a friend
to both my wife, Monique, and myself.
We stayed in touch even after his retirement from the AF. Monique and
I lived in Spokane after I retired.
Monique called Ray and complained
about the snow and cold. Within days,
I had a call from Ray and was on a
plane for a job interview in NC. That
eventually ended with a career at ESC
with Ray again as my boss. We were
truly blessed to have Ray Goodman as
a friend. He was a man of great
character, a true patriot. He will be

November 5, 2013

A lodge brother and good friend and great boss. Many are the fond memories we will have of Ray as he goes to his celestial home.

Donna Stephens

November 5, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Goodman's family. I enjoyed working for him my first year with the ESC. He will truly be missed.

Aprile Lester

November 4, 2013

What a wonderful man who blessed the lives of others and glad to have been blessed to know him. Sincere condolences, he will be missed!!

Lisa Dixon

November 4, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of my dear friend Annie during this time of loss. I love you. I am here for you and your family if you need me.

Jean Spratt

November 4, 2013

My thoughts are with you during this time of loss.

Patricia Yarborough

November 4, 2013

My sister Geraldine and I had the privilege of working with Mr. Goodman during his tenure as Chairman of ESC and found him to be a very humble spirited man. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Patricia Yarborough & Geraldine Hendricks