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.