Dr. Clyde D. Goodnight passes away
Services for Dr. Clyde D. Goodnight, 78, of Little River-Academy was Dec. 30 at the Little River United Methodist Church with Rev. Ron Bellomy officiating. Graveside service was in Holland Cemetery. He passed away Dec. 28 at his home.
Dr. Goodnight was born March 3, 1924 in Holland to Owen and Lillian Duck Goodnight. He graduated from Holland High School in 1941. He attended the University of Tulsa on a football scholarship, graduating in 1946. He then graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis in 1956, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He was a family practice physician in Holland and Little River-Academy for 30 years.
He played professional football for six years; drafted by the Green Bay Packers and later played for the Washington Redskins, attending medical school in the off season.
He interned at Kings Daughters Hospital in Temple, was a member of the Little River United Methodist Church, a member of the Lions Club, served on the board of the Bell County M.H.M.R., was on the board of directors of the Temple Symphony Orchestra, was a member of the Americus Medicus, member of the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.
He was one of the founders of the Tablerock Festival of Salado ,which holds performances at the Goodnight Ampitheater.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Fulcher Goodnight of Little Ricer-Academy; one daughter, Eva Sheryl Goodnight of Little River-Academy; two sisters, Virginia Ragsdale, Balton; and Mrs. Hubert (Betty) Nutt, Valley Mills; two brothers, Edward Goodnight, Bartlett; and Wayne Goodnight, Holland.
He was preceded in death by his parents and older brothers and sisters.
In Lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to the Temple Symphony Orchestra, Tablerock Festival of Salado, VistaCare, or any charity of your choice.