Gary A. Goodman Sr.


Gary A. Goodman, Sr. 70, of Oacoma, SD passed away on November 28, 2020.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 at the Hickey Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain. Private family services will be at a later date with burial in Graceland Cemetery at Oacoma, SD.  In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.

A celebration of Gary’s life is planned for June 12, 2021. Gary Alan Goodman Sr., son of Troy and Beaulah (Johnson) Goodman was born October 10, 1950 in Chamberlain. In 1970, he was operating heavy equipment for a construction company building the interstate bridge causeway. It was during that time that he met the love of his life Amy Ferrier and together they shared 50 years of marriage. After working construction, he began working with his best friend Jim Olesen at Jay Lundt’s feedlot in Pukwana. In the late 70’s he bought a truck and started Goodman Trucking which still exists today. His trucking business gave him the opportunity to make many great friends all across the United States and Canada.

Gary was a devoted husband and father. He had a very special love for his grandkids. He loved visiting and reminiscing with friends about past memories. You could often see Gary eating breakfast in town at the local restaurants with close friends. He enjoyed spending time on his boat with friends and family. He had a love for old cars.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Amy; daughter Penny (Jeff); two sons Troy (Maria) and Gary Jr. (Shelly) all of Chamberlain; seven grandchildren Clay, Brianna, Caden, Brandon, Dayn, Danika, and Deegan; his sisters Judy Weber and Vickie Hieb, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents Troy and Beaulah; his brothers Terry, Larry, and Kenny; and his sister Joyce.

He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. We will forever hold onto the memories we shared with him.

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