Roberta, GA - Sidney G. Goodrich, 83, died Thursday, March 20, 2014. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family may be contacted at his residence. Born in Macon to the late Frederick William Goodrich and Jewell Vesta Spillers Goodrich, Mr. Goodrich ran the general store at Gilliard and cared for his family before serving in the Army. While in the military, he received training in aviation electronics that lead to his employment in civil service. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base. A member of the Baptist faith, he was an avid local historian and loved trains and airplanes. He knew a lot about repairing anything and enjoyed growing vegtables and flowers. Survivors include his companion of 35 years, Beth Newman of Roberta; daughter, Jodi Newman Williams (Destin) of Macon; great grandson, Kolt; brother, William Lee Goodrich (Patricia) of Picayune, Mississippi; niece, Nancy Lee Goodrich White (J.B.) of Clinton, Mississippi; nephew, John Michael Goodrich (Angela) of Madison, Mississippi; great nieces, Jenny Lee White and Addison Kate Goodrich; and cousins, Cindy Crump Schult of Bonaire, Kendra Crump Levieux and Patty Crump, both of Warner Robins, David Lee Spillers of Gainesville, Lyndell Spillers Pettis of Brooks, and Paul Spillers of Roberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley is in charge of arrangements.