Jimmy Blake Goodrich, of Groesbeck, passed away at Providence Hospice Place in Waco, on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at age 62. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 10, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tracy Sims and Sheriff Dennis Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in LaSalle Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Wilson, Russell deCordova, Ken Baker, Kevin Copeland, Jimmy Copeland, and Larry Stewart. Jimmy was born November 27, 1953 to Edward Homer Goodrich and Mary Rich (Hayes) Goodrich in Groesbeck. While he was growing up the family lived in Burnet and Conroe but moved back to Groesbeck where Jimmy attended high school and graduated in the Class of 1972. Jimmy grew up with an interest in agriculture, having his own cattle even while in school and working part-time at the Groesbeck Auction Barn. He worked after graduating from school at the Auction Barn and was manager later of the old one and after it burned, manager of the newly built facility. Jimmy met Deborah Ann Clay from Channelview while she visited her grandfather and family in Groesbeck. After dating a few years, they were united in marriage on September 6, 1975 in the First Baptist Church of Groesbeck. They made their home in Groesbeck and their daughter Lesle was born in 1980. Jimmy was a supporter of Lesle with her show animals while she was growing up and was a supporter of the Young Farmers. He enjoyed deer hunting, locally and in South Texas with his brother-in-law, nephew and son-in-law. Jimmy enjoyed raising cattle, since high school days, and they were his work and his hobby. His greatest love was for his family (especially the “Grands”) and he loved getting together with all of the family. After working for Lone Star Gas/Oncore, Jimmy once again used his agriculture experience in managing M & M Feed. He was a help to many young people while working at the feed store. He was working at the new feed store bought by Woodson’s at the time he became ill and could no longer work fifteen months ago. During Jimmy’s hard-fought battle with cancer, he had the love and constant support from his devoted wife Debbie, daughter Lesle, sister Brenda, and caring concern and prayers from his many friends. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and also an infant sister who died before he was born. He is survived by his devoted wife of forty years, Deborah (Debbie) Goodrich of Groesbeck; his daughter and son-in-law, Lesle and Troy Young of McGregor; granddaughter, Hanna Young and twin grandsons, Cooper and Parker Young, all of McGregor; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Jimmy Copeland of Groesbeck; niece, Kim Boyd of Mexia and nephew, Kevin Copeland of Groesbeck; and aunt Lou Durham and uncle Guy Durham of Groesbeck. Visit www.groesbeckfuneralhome.com to leave messages of condolence on the guestbook.