J. Forrest Goodman, 48, passed away on June 10, 2019, at Methodist North Hospital. He was born on April 10, 1971, in Memphis. Forrest graduated from Collierville High School in 1989, where he developed his love for broadcasting.
During his professional career he wrote columns for the Delta Democrat Times of Jackson, Miss., he was the play-by-play voice for Delta State, news director for a group of radio stations in Cleveland, Miss., a sports show co-host at AM790 WMC, co-host on the racing show “Focus on Racing,” program director at Clear Channel, digital communications specialist at Love Worth Finding Ministries, morning show host for WKIM-FM 98.9, digital strategist for Commercial Appeal, co-host on “The Rub” show and podcast, co-host on podcast for Love Worth Finding Ministries and program director at iHeart Media, but he was best known for the coaches show and pre-and-post game show for University of Memphis Tigers Football and Basketball radio program.
Forrest was a loving husband, father, son and friend. He was a man that had a dream as a child and was able to live out that dream in a job that he loved. He had a passion for radio and all that it included. When he wasn’t working he wanted to be in the mountains, camping, fishing or just being with family and friends. He was honored to serve as a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Michelle, and daughter, Abigail; father, Glenn Goodman and mother, Sandra Ethridge; sister, Ginger Loth (Shawn) and Shirley Netter (Chris), and two nephews, Gabe and Liam Loth. He also leaves his two canine companions who he lovingly referred to as his “Rotten Rotties,” Marley and Chloe.