A funeral service for Steve Goodman, 54, of Ponta was held Sunday, June 2, at the Wallace-Thompson Chapel in Rusk.
The Rev. Thomas Crouch officiated.
Burial followed at Old Palestine Cemetery.
Mr. Goodman passed away Monday, May 29, at a Tyler hospital.
He was born Nov. 11, 1964 in Liberty and was a lifelong resident of Cherokee County.
Mr. Goodman was pastor at the First Baptist Church in Ponta and loved his church family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Hughes Goodman and sister, Brenda Sulser. He is survived by his mother, Sue Goodman of Ponta; brothers and sister-in-law, Gary Goodman of Ponta and Wayne and Lisha Goodman of Tyler; several nieces and nephews, including Alyssa Porto and husband Eric of Bullard, Jermiah and Jedediah Goodman and Camryn Gray of Tyler, Chrissy Crockett and husband Eddie of Tennessee Colony, Bonnie Soto of Alto, Jason Sulser of San Augustine; and several loving church families.
Men of First Baptist Church, Ponta served as pallbearers.
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