Michael D. Goldsmith
ODESSA — Michael D. Goldsmith was born June 9, 1961, in Odessa to Jim
and Jemmie Ray Goldsmith. Mike passed from this life to eternal life
with our Lord June 29, 2004. Family and friends find comfort and hope in
the knowledge that Mike knew our Savior.
Mike graduated from Permian High School in 1979 and received a Bachelors
Degree in chemistry from UTPB. After graduation from college, Mike
joined his father as a partner in Action Auto Sales, a family owned
business since 1965. He went on to become sole owner and operator of
Mike met Melanie Lindley in 1988 and they married on May 28, 1989 at
First Baptist Church in Odessa. Mike and Melanie recently celebrated
their 15th wedding anniversary. Mike and Melanie are the parents of
three daughters. Morgan was born May 19, 1992, and the twins, Megan and
Makalei February 1, 1997. Mike enjoyed the time he spent with his family
and routinely took the girls shopping, to church choir, mission friends
and the park.
Mike was an active member of First Baptist Church in Odessa and accepted
his call to service through volunteer work at Mission Odessa. He was in
the process of obtaining his Masters of Art in Biblical Studies from
Temple Baptist Seminary in Tenn.
Mike is survived by his wife, Melanie and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Alan
Lindley of Midland; three lovely daughters; his parents, Jim and Jennie
Ray Goldsmith of Odessa; a sister, Kristi Jumper, her husband Steve and
three nephews from Midland; his paternal grandmother, Mary Pearl Lake of
Odessa; an aunt, Bonnie Meegan from Wellington, Texas; and cousins,
Scott and Kelli McCall of Odessa, Casey Durant of Midland and Cody
Durant of Phoenix, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his maternal
grandmother, Jemmie “Meme” Shoemaker; his grandfather, N.H. Lake;
and his aunt and uncle, Norman and Georgia McCall.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at First Baptist Church
Odessa with the Rev. Curtis Brewer officiating. A private family burial
service will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Steve
Jumper, Kevin Jumper, Brian Jumper, Austin Jumper, Scott McCall and Alan
Lindley. Services are under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral
Directors. The family request any memorials be made to Mission Odessa,
315 W. 8th St., Odessa.