James ('Jim') Matthew Goldie

james ('jim') goldie

February 23, 2023

Born in: Youngstown, OH
Resided in: Asheville, NC

James Matthew Goldie (‘Jim’) passed away Thursday, February 23, 2023, surrounded by his loving family in Asheville, NC.

Mr. Goldie was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and was the son of James and Vida King Goldie.

Jim graduated from Case Western Reserve University, where he was President of Delta Tau Delta; President of the Interfraternity Council; a member of Omicron Delta Kappa – national honorary based on scholarship and leadership; and Captain of the University Golf Team. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1954 and the reserves from 1954 to 1956. He joined the staff of the Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce, then became the first employee, Executive Director, and eventually President of The Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio, which he helped develop. Jim became Executive Vice President of Baglier Ford of Warren, Ohio, then purchased and operated Country Ford of Bristolville, Ohio for many years. In this capacity he became treasurer of the Cleveland District Ford Dealers Advertising Fund and Board Member of the Ohio Auto Dealers Association.

While in Youngstown, Jim was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and a longtime member and President of the Youngstown Country Club. In the late 1980s, he and his wife Lynda relocated to Naples, Florida, where he became affiliated with Clyde Quinby in syndicating and developing real estate.

In the mid 1990s, Jim created SJG Land Trust—including William Shew, college roommate, and Al Johnson–and purchased the North Naples Golf Range. The group purchased and developed projects such as I-75 Corkscrew, which now houses Estero Chevrolet and Hampton Inn; and I-75 Colonial, which now houses A-1 Auto, Bob Evans, Colonial Bank, and Lee Observational Hospital. They also created the North Naples Research and Technology Park, which replaced the North Naples Golf Range, plus many small individual projects.

In Naples, Jim was a member of Moorings Presbyterian Church, Imperial Golf Club, The Club at Barefoot Beach, and Minor League.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lynda Redhead Goldie of Cortland, Ohio, and two daughters, Jill and Jennie–married to Scott Foster, all of Asheville, NC.

A memorial service for immediate family will take place at The Cathedral of All Souls on March 3rd, and a Celebration of Life will be held at the Grove Park Country Club on March 25th. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory can be made to the scholarship program he created at The Club at Barefoot Beach (mail to: Student/Employee Scholarship Fund, The Club at Barefoot Beach, 105 Shell Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 in loving memory of Jim Goldie); or The Cathedral of All Souls (https://www.allsoulscathedral.org/donate or mail to: 9 Swan Street, Asheville, NC 28803, in honor of James Goldie).

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. an unlikely alliance, but I came to love Jim dearly, as we talked over the years and his true spirit shone through. Such a kind loving soul- Jim became the father I never had. He wanted only good for Jennie and me.

    “I see why you like this car!”

    • Scott, what a great gift to build a relationship like you forged with Jim. I can only imagine how much it meant to him as well. My heart goes out to you and Jennie, Jim’s passing created a whole in your heart that can only be filled with cherished memories. Love and prayers to you both.

  2. What a great gift Mr. Goldie was to his family, friends, and anyone who met him. He will be greatly missed and I am forever grateful for knowing Mr. Goldie and sharing some laughs and partaking in his generous business acumen he shared so freely. God bless him and we will all enjoy his special star shining brightly.

    “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down to let us know they are happy.”

  3. What a gift Mr. Goldie was to us all. Such a kind, gentle man with a great laugh and an eternal optimist. So many times spent at the Goldie’s home — he became another father to me and for that I am grateful. What a role model.

    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun – Rest in peace, in God’s loving embrace Mr. Goldie

  4. I so wish I had the opportunity to meet this fine gentleman. I work with his daughter Jill and she has talked about their golf outings that she enjoyed so much.

    Rest in peace Mr. Goldie, God bless you and your family.

  5. I wish I could have been there one more time before you had to gain your wings. You were much loved!

  6. Mr Goldie, in my childhood memories, was a sweet and kind gentleman. The Goldies were dear friends and our families came together for so many occasions.
    Loved by family and friends is the how Jim Goldie will be remembered ❤️

  7. So many wonderful memories of Jim and the whole family. There were so many times our families spent together that now are very special memories. I think of them often. What a great family the Goldies are. Jim had the best sense of humor and laughed frequently, setting the scene for many great times. As you know, I’ve had two losses in my family; Tad in 2015 and Dave in 2017. My sincere condolences to the whole family. God bless you.

  8. I have so many wonderful memories of Him, as our families were very close when we were kids. Trinity church, Camp Fitch, and counties weekend where we girls all got together at one or the other of our houses. My play days with Jennie are legendary. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  9. So sorry for your loss. it’s been many years since we’ve. been in touch, but I still have many many good childhood memories of the whole family. Jill was my best friend as a kid and her parents will always be remembered dearly as Uncle Jim and Aunt Lynda.

  10. What a pleasure it was to have “Mr. Goldie” as part of our KW Elite Realty family! He was such a bright and cheerful man who brought us much joy! He loved his little office and he LOVED his hot coffee!! Rest in peace, dear soul, and know that you will always remain in our hearts! (We miss you lots!)

  11. Miss you Jim! Sorry we didn’t get to have one last time together in your office. I’ll always value your help as I was getting started in 2021.
    You were a real light around here. So sad to see you go.
    With love,

  12. Our family has only known Jim as Jimmie Goldie. It touches my heart that I can still hear his unique laugh and picture his genuine smile. Jim’s kindness, love of family, entrepreneurship, humor, and ability to make and keep great friends has always been inspiring. Reunited again in love and eternal peace, God bless you Lynda and Jimmie Goldie.

  13. Although I only got to know Jim as a golf partner for the shortest time, I feel like I just lost an old and dear friend. I will miss him greatly!
    “Dr John “ Steinfeld

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