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Garland Goodman

September 20, 1946 — January 14, 2023


Garland Neilus “Butch” Goodman,
age 76, of Clarksville, Ohio passed away on January 14, 2023, at Hospice of Cincinnati.
He was born September 20, 1946, in Prestonsburg, Ky, son of Neilus “Tank” and Gypsy Jacqueline (Allen) Goodman.
Following retirement, Butch worked full time as a Harbor Master at Harbour Towne Yacht Club in Cincinnati. Boating since a young age, he loved being on the water.  He was co-owner of a design build contracting firm specializing in custom kitchen remodels and worked many years as an independent contractor serving as the lead carpenter and site supervisor for large remodeling projects. His work included the finish carpentry work on the executive suites at the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, P&G, renovations of many historic Cincinnati homes as well as work for many grateful homeowners. He treated everyone with respect and had an incredible work ethic.
Butch could design, build, troubleshoot and fix anything. He had a love of cars and had built race cars as a young man. He was kind, good hearted, generous with his time and was respected and loved by many. He enjoyed traveling near and far in recent years.
A lifetime learner, Butch had completed courses in construction management at the University of Cincinnati, many seminars in the trades and was in the process of obtaining his captain’s license.
Survived by his loving partner, Mary Ann Haines Foland of Clarksville, Ohio; sons Gary (Loretta) Goodman of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Justin (Steve) Goodman of Lebanon, Ohio. Also surviving are a step-daughter- Sarah Foland (David) Brothers, grandchildren- Gage, Ripley, & Beckett Goodman and Remy & Aniston Brothers, and 2 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Garland was preceded in death by his sister, Patty Goodman Cumberland. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, Wilmington, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Contributions in Butch’s memory may be made to the Wilmington City Schools Foundation, Wilmington City Schools District Office, 341 South Nelson Avenue, Wilmington, Ohio  45177. To leave condolences online, please go to

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