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“On behalf of all at Pet Helpers, please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss of Ray. What an accomplished life he led and we know he will be...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Linville, President Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Rd. - SC

“Barbara... I am so sorry to hear of Ray's passing... he is in a much better place just painting away. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Sousa - Lexington, SC

“Dear Barbara, I knew Ray growing up in the art community in Charleston. My parents, John and Mary Muller started an art gallery on State Street ...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jan Muller Goin - Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Odyssey Hospice Family - SC

“Barbara My thoughts are with you. Ray will be missed by many. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: George Morris - Charleston, SC

“Barbara, I am so sorry to hear about Ray. Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Sandi Clements Brewer

“Ray was agreat teacher of arts.I was fortunate to have taken some classes which he conducted in Gibbs Art Gallery school in early Eighties and the...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Omi Hasija

“Barbara, We were so sorry to hear about Ray. We only wish you our best. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Sonia & Jerry Rothschild

“Dear Mrs. Goodbred, Ray painted several portraits for the State Ports Authority when I worked there. He was so talented and his portraits are a...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Anne Moise

“Barbara, My prayers are with you and your family now. I pray that you enjoy the peace that I know Ray is enjoying now that his time here is passed...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Claxton

“Barbara, my son and I have spoken and thought of you so often since we left hospice. We are praying for your peace. We hope to meet again, as we...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Payne and Rick Knopf

“Barbara,My mother and I are so sorry to hear about Ray. I remember, vividly, posing for the portrait he painted of me 48 years ago when I was 8...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Susan and Bubbles Ziman - SC

“Barbara, we feel we got to know you well during our times at Hospice. We have thought of you so often and said prayers for your peace. We know that...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

Ray Edward Goodbred, a well known gifted artist and respected art teacher of New York and Charleston, SC, passed away on the afternoon of May 27, 2011.  e was HeReverend Andy Hunter will officiate at a graveside service in Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. 


Mr. Goodbred was born December 7, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Edward and Rose Goodbred.  He studied at the Art Students League of N.Y.  From 1948-1951, he studied with Robert Brackman and Ogden Pleissner.  He also studied at the National School of Fine Arts.  He taught at the Art Students League of New York, Gibbes Gallery Hasting School of Art and at his own studio.  He was a member of the Charleston Artists Guild for many years.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.


His art work is in many public and private collections including the Pentagon, the Hibernian Society, the Medical University of SC, the Art Students League, the Gibbes Gallery, the Citadel, the College of Charleston, the Episcopal Diocese, Roper Hospital, the Country Club of Charleston and others.


Among the many awards he has received are the Salmagundi Club, Knickerbocker Artists of America, the Saul Alexander, the Yasotuma, the Trump, the Pastel Society, Cammer Memorial, Macowin Tuttle and the SC Annual.  He is also listed in the Who's Who of American Art.


He never retired, painting many still lifes, landscapes and figure paintings, but was best known for his portraits.  Although he was not conducting classes in recent years, his enthusiasm for art was such that any astute artist could learn much in conversation with him.


He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara Zorn Goodbred of Denmark, SC; three nephews: Wade Faustman of Allen, TX, Gary Faustman and Bert Faustman both of Long Island, NY.  He is predeceased by his sister, Rose Faustman.


The family expresses their appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff of Roper-St. Francis and Hospice of Charleston. 


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Charleston Foundation, 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC 29406 or Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Road, James Island, SC 29412.