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Berry Hill Police Lt. (Ret.) William “Mike” Goodman

d. January 20, 2023

William “Mike” Goodman, age 69, Retired Lieutenant with the Berry Hill Police Department in Berry Hill, Tennessee passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at his home in Rockwood, Tennessee with his family by his side. He was born November 17, 1953 in Nashville, Tennessee. Lieutenant (Ret.) Goodman was a long time Law Enforcement Officer, serving most of his law enforcement career with Berry Hill Police Department. While serving the citizens and community of Berry Hill, he was injured in the Line of Duty, and for his heroic actions was awarded the Medal of Valor, the Silver Star, and the Purple Heart, and was also inducted into the Law Enforcement Hall of Fame. Following retirement, he was a Security Officer with the St. Thomas Hospital and the Baptist Hospital, both in Nashville, Tennessee. Mike enjoyed fishing, camping, shooting, and sharing memories of his career with friends and family. He was an avid dog lover and always enjoyed helping anyone he could. Most of all, Mike was a loving and beloved Son, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend. He was preceded in death by his mother, Willora Smith Goodman.



Survivors include:


Son & Daughter-in-law:                      Chad & Reba Goodman of Rockwood, TN


Grandson:                                           Ashton “Bubba” Goodman of Rockwood, TN


Father:                                                 Bill Goodman of Murfreesboro, TN


Sisters & Brothers-in-law:                   Linda Estes (William) of McMinnville, TN

Lisa Bishop (Brad) of Nashville, TN

Debbie DeMoss of Ashland City, TN


And several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends


And many Brothers and Sisters in Uniform, past and present.



Cremation arrangements have been made. Per Mike’s wishes the family will have private memorial services and no public formal services are being held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Law Enforcement Fallen Officers Memorial.

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