The Long Journey for Clint Goodman begins at age 16 with a four mile walk and a ten hour work day at W.P. Grover Lumber Company in Hohenwald, Tennessee. His boss, Walter P. Grover, was quite impressed with his work ethic and dependability. In 1938, Clint married the boss' daughter, Alida. After marrying, Mr. Grover gave Clint a two dollar raise and promoted him to manager of one of his mills in an adjoining county. In 1942, Clint was drafted and served in Germany during World War II. After the war, Clint returned to Tennessee and continued to operate the sawmill. In 1956, Clint heard there was flat land and great timber in western Kentucky. Clint promptly packed up his family and moved to Kaler, Kentucky. He bought 80 acres of land and called his new business C.B. Goodman Lumber Company. Over time, the company grew, and became incorporated and changed the name to C.B. Goodman and Sons Lumber, Inc. Clint earned a great reputation within the community and was well respected.
As the years went by, Clint became less of a decision maker and more of a support person for the next generation of lumbermen (Clinton, Mike, Tony & Judy). Even so, he was still the first man on the job in the morning and the last man to leave in the evening. Clint and Alida were great examples for their children and grandchildren.