Laurence Ivan Goodrich
January 21, 1932 – April 3, 2021
Larry was born in Savannah, GA. He was a lifelong resident of Tampa. Larry graduated from Plant High School in 1950 and from the University of Florida School of Law in 1957. He enjoyed a distinguished law career. He was a City Attorney, a County Attorney, Circuit Court Judge and he also enjoyed private practice. He was qualified as an Attorney and Counselor of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Judicial Circuit.
He was a member of various clubs and organizations in the community. He loved fishing, the beach, traveling, sports, especially Gator football, and being with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Karen Goodrich, his children Linda Baker (Michael), Leslie Bryant (Vernon), Brian Goodrich (Krista), four grandchildren, brother in law, Larry K. Greenwood and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Max and Ida and his brother Sam.
When a cool wind crosses my face, I will know it's you. The wind is you singing songs and telling us all. "You need not worry about me. The view up here is nice." I'm doing just fine.
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Laurence Ivan Goodrich
April 14, 2021
I met Larry in 1972 and purchased his library (and typewriter) when he won his seat as a Circuit Court Judge. Larry became a mentor to me and a very good friend. In later years after he left the bench, we worked together in our small firm. He was a terrific lawyer and lovely person.
I will always remember the faces he made when hearing the about some matter or event. He had a steady voice and rock-solid constitution - simply, who you would want to help you through anything. Cindy and I will miss him.
To Karen, our warmest regards. Chuck Levin
Evelyn Garcia Futch
April 11, 2021
My sincere condolences to all the family for our great loss of Larry Goodrich. He was my classmate for several years and was a good friend to us all. He will be missed. Prayers for his wife and family. Sincerely, Evelyn Garcia Futch
April 11, 2021
Rest In Peace Larry. It was our good fortune to know you and Karen . Lee and Gin Fugate
April 10, 2021
My name is Larry Keith Greenwood and Larry was my Brother-in-law. I first met Larry when my sister announced she was going to marry Larry and I knew he was the one for her. He made her laugh, he was extremely smart, and you could tell he was in love with her, this was important; it was love at first site when my mom met him too. We all welcomed him into the family and everyone who met Larry adored him. Let’s face it, Larry was likeable and was fun to hang out with. I will miss him dearly. There is a part of my heart missing when Larry passed. Larry was blessed to have had the opportunity to say good bye to his kids and all of his loved ones.
The memories I have of Larry are many but some stand out more than others. There is one which always puts a smile on my face. One Christmas when my son was about 8, my mom decided to hire a Santa Clause to give a gift to her grandchild. The person she hired also played the guitar and sang Christmas carols. Santa arrived with the gift and the guitar. The whole family not being part of the surprise was a shock at best. After the initial surprise, Santa wanted Bryan (my son) to sing with him Christmas carols, but was a little shy and needed help and that is when Larry volunteered. The song was the 12 days of Christmas and if you ever heard Larry’s rendition you would fall out of your chair laughing. Not only Larry sang the lyrics but acted out all of the gifts. After his solo Christmas was never the same after that.
Larry, where ever you are, I believe you are in a better place dancing and singing those 12 days of Christmas.