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Randy Lane Goodman

02/20/1956 - 12/15/2019
Service Date: 12/21/2019
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1550 N. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 12/20/2019
Visitation Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1550 N. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, Arizona
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert, Arizona

Randy Lane Goodman, 63 years old, of Mesa, AZ passed away peacefully at home December 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was born February 20, 1956 in Tucson, AZ to Donald Eugene Goodman and Della Lou Miller Goodman. He was the fourth of seven children. He woke up early every morning of his life whether it was milking cows, going to football, baseball or basketball practice, serving others or pouring concrete. While attending St. David, AZ High School, he was recognized with multiple sports awards. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Costa Rica Mission from March 1975 to March 1977, which included serving in Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica. He married his best friend, Debbie Jean Kerby, August 11, 1977 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. He has served as Young Men’s President, 11-year-old Scout Leader, Bishopric Counselor, Stake High Counselor and most recently as Bishop of the Crosspoint Ward Mesa Arizona Mountain View Stake. He was a business partner owner of Sher-Good Concrete and Good-Wood Properties with Ted Sherwood. He loved his family, his Savior, serving others, gardening and sports. Randy will be remembered for his delicious homemade ice cream, hard work ethic and quiet service to others.
He is survived by his wife and seven children, Jesse James (Kristen), Stephanie Lou Holmes Piacitelli (Justin), Casey Lane (Shelley), Travis Gene (Sunni), Melinda Rae Hathcock (Stephen), Breanna Dawn Ellingson (Martin), and Valerie Lee Heywood (Jake) and 30 grandchildren. Also his siblings Connie Merrill, Benny Goodman, Dona Lee, Deanna Chandler and Rodney Goodman. He is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Lou; brother, Jerry Goodman; son-in-law, Bryant Holmes; and grandson, Gunner Gene Goodman. Viewings will be Friday, December 20, 2019 5:30-7:00 pm and Saturday, December 21 at 12:00 noon with funeral service following at 1:00 pm. All will be held at the Mesa Mountain View Stake Center, 1550 N. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, AZ. Interment will take place at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert, AZ following the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humanitarian Aid for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.


  • What a great man, so may great memories of growing up with Randy and Dona, going to school, and playing sports. No one can replace Randy Goodman, the man, the myth, the legend. I love this Goodman family.

  • Kay Jean Mickelson Poulson

    Aunt Jean and I are saddened by the news of Randy’s passing. We shared family reunions as kids and enjoyed being cousins. Randy’s mother, Lou, was Jean’s Sister. We join with the Goodman family in your sorrow and in the knowledge that Randy is enjoying a family reunion with his parents and family on the other side. Sending our love to Debbie and children. -Aunt Jean Mickelson @ cousin Kay Jean Poulson

  • Loved reading about Bro Goodman and all the great things he has done in such a short life. Thank you for sharing this with me. ❤️

  • The Lord threw the mold away after he found Randy. He was a can do, will do, got-er dun guy. Very quiet on the outside and meticulous on the inside, never forgot anything, always on time and very thorough. If I say much more, Randy might get bored with me, but I will say, When I told my children that Crosspoint Ward got a new Bishop, everyone of them said “Randy Goodman.” He was that kind of a guy. He had an everlasting effect on my family I will be eternally grateful for. Thanks a million to the Goodman Family, Love Ya. PS…it surprised my family that he didn’t schedule the funeral for 4:00 am….probably too early for the Bunkers.

  • What a remarkable life of service, hard work, and loving others. My deepest sympathy to the family. He made the world a better place and set example for all.

  • John & Joella Brown

    We loved Bishop Goodman. He was a good servant of our Heavenly Father who was always quietly serving. We hope the family will take solace in our belief of life after death. Your husband, Father and Grandfather will always be watching down on you, being your angel to keep you on the covenant path.

  • Paul & Jacque Haycock

    Randy and his boys and family were the best home teachers ever. He was one of the most Christlike people we have ever met. The Lord has something important for him to do.

  • Ann Miller Hansen

    I am sorry to learn of Randy’s death. This Christmas will be very bittersweet for those who knew and loved him. The comment “years of quiet service” remind me so much of his parents and grandparents. Randy’s mom was my dad’s beloved younger sister. I remember Randy as a child, but didn’t get to know him as an adult (I live in Israel). As hard as it is to bid an earthly farewell, I know he will be greeted by so many in heaven, and be quickly put to work as well! The sign of a good man is how much he is missed. Randy will be greatly missed by so many.

  • I was so sad when I heard of Randy’s death. I was proud to call him a friend and loved every minute I served in the church with him. He was a person you could “always” count on to get the job done. He served the Lord with all his heart, mind, and strength. Oftentimes he didn’t say a lot, but when he spoke, his words were full of insight and wisdom. I will miss my friend Randy, but I know that his family will be even stronger in the gospel as a result of the good foundation he and Debbi laid down for their posterity. It is a sad time for the Goodman family, but, because of the teachings they got in their home, they know they will be able to see Randy again.

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