Talbot Zilman Goodgion

April 30, 2013 • Obituaries


Talbot Zilman “TZ” Goodgion, 85, of Miles Texas, formerly of Roswell, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at his residence.
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be from 10 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Robert Massie Riverside Chapel in San Angelo, Texas, with Chaplain Grady Summers of Interim Hospice, officiating. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. at Miles Cemetery. [auth] Arrangements are with Robert Massie Funeral Home.

TZ was born June 24, 1927, in Shallowater, Texas, to Talbot Z. and Mamie Belle (McClachey) Goodgion.

TZ worked as a chemical salesman and held many other sales jobs related to the oil field. He worked as an insurance salesman early in life for Reliable Life Insurance Company. TZ was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Army.

He married Jo Ann Edwards in Lubbock on Dec. 21, 1952, and they shared almost 60 wonderful years together. They enjoyed going to the cabins at Mayhill and Ruidoso.

Pallbearers will be Ricky, Kent, Randall, Landon, K.C. Goodgion and Chance Simmons.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother and three sisters.

Survivors include his three sons, Ricky Goodgion, of Carlsbad, Randall Goodgion and wife Judy, of Miles and Kent Goodgion, of Carlsbad.; daughter Annyce Brauch and husband Steve, of Key West, Fla.; eleven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; his children from a prior marriage, Barbara and Ronnie; brother Odie Goodgion, of Albuquerque; two sisters, Liza Diffey of San Angelo and Roberta West of Abilene, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to offer a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Interim Hospice for the loving care shown to our family.

TZ’s obituary, memorial guestbook and funeral services may be viewed online at

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