James Robert Goodrum, 86, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Jim was born on October 5, 1926 in Trinity, Texas to Felix and Eudora Goodrum. He was the big brother of Felix "Peebie" Goodrum, Jr. of Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, and Texas A&M University with a degree in Architecture. He was a member of the Corp, served in the Air Force during WWII, and a longtime Elder of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a loving husband to his wife, Gail Skelton, and a loving father to his only daughter Barbara and her husband Henry Heil of Austin, Texas. He adored his granddaughters Allyson and Kendall Heil. The funeral service for Jim is to be conducted at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home.