A J Goldsmith, 81 of Dumas, died on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 10 o’clock in the morning on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Morrison Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors.
A J was born alongside his twin brother O F on September 8, 1937 in Memphis TX to Oliver Lee and Lena Mildred Weatherly Goldsmith. He grew up in Parnell TX, went to school in Turkey and graduated high school from Estelline, TX. He was united in marriage to Nina Merl Slagle on November 26, 1958. A J proudly served his country in the United States Army being assigned to NATO as a teletypist. After the service, he was in the parts business from 1959 until 1976, at which time he and his twin brother bought another business and named it Twins Auto Parts. He owned the business until 1981 at which time he went to work for Diamond Shamrock/Maxus Energy until his retirement.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Nina Goldsmith, his daughter, Tammy Sue Goldsmith, and his brother Ronnie Goldsmith.
He is survived by his daughter: Kimberly Goldsmith of Dumas; twin brother O F Goldsmith and wife Shirley of Amarillo; grandchildren: Bradley Preston and wife Mary, Kevin Preston and wife Gina; great grandchildren: Taylor Preston, Connor Preston and Beckett Preston; niece: Shelly Goldsmith Black; nephew: Lonnie Dale Bohannon; three great nephews: Brayden Black, Chance Bohannon and Chase Bohannon.
The family will be at 1723 Lewis.
I worked with A.J. for many years and will never forget his smile and his personality as he was always talking and laughing. Rest easy.
Lanny BilbreyFt Worth, TX
Very sorry to hear about A. J s passing! I went to School with him and O F in Turkey TX, Have many fond memories of the twins, Me and Betties prayers are with the family.
Floyd GaffordAmarillo, TX
So very sorry to hear about AJ. May God keep his family in his care and comfort them.
Mozelle GwynneEstelline, TX
Condolences go out to the Goldsmith family , A.J. will be sorely missed !! Blessings
Dudley CainAmarillo, TX
A J will be greatly missed. He had one of those smiles that just made you smile too. We will miss his crazy stories and of course his sweet potato casserole! Prayers for his family during this sad time.
Jimmy & Janise HarbertChanning, TX
So sorry to hear about A J's passing. It was so many years ago that he and his brother used to visit relatives in Dumas and he and Nina became such an "item" among the teenage crowd. They are both remembered with much love! They both fought the "good" and adverse fight! May they rest in peace.
Audrey Ochs PowellHot Springs Village, AR