The Gospel Music Association's Frank Breeden recently offered words about the passing of Howard Goodman, Vestal Goodman's husband of 53 years.
"Howard Goodman was a true patriarch of a great family and a pioneer in Gospel Music. He was an exemplary artist, businessman, father, husband and Christian leader who inspired millions. While most of his musical contributions were made in the Southern Gospel genre, he and his wife Vestal were true ambassadors for the gospel music industry. Their influence and inspiration has permeated all musical genres, making them among the most beloved in Gospel Music. The Happy Goodman family was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998 because their musical legacy made a difference and a lasting contribution."
By Pauline J.