Paul "Tray" Goodman Jr.

Paul “Tray” Goodman Jr., 43, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan.

He was born Jan. 12, 1967, in St. Louis, son of Paul “Bud” and Betty Louise McKinney Goodman.

He grew up in Houston and attended schools in Springfield, Rogersville and Houston. He also attended Linn Tech Mechanic School for a year.

He worked at HD Lee in Houston and Lebanon. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and loved playing cards, especially hearts, spades, poker and Texas hold ‘em. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his mother, Betty Goodman.

Survivors include his wife, Crystal Claybrook Goodman of Ozark; four sons, Devon Magruder of Nixa and Dustin Crews, Dylan Crews and Paul Daniel Goodman of the home in Ozark; a daughter, Natasha Goodman of Yukon; his father, Paul “Bud” Goodman of Republic; two brothers, Michael Goodman of Caraway, Ark., and Patrick Goodman of Republic; two sisters, Paula Gift of St. Charles and Melinda Goodman of Seymour; and a step-sister, Audrey Collins of Willow Spring.

Services were Saturday, Nov. 13, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Daylon Troutt officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to assist with medical expenses. Online condolences may be sent to

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