The Woodward News


December 26, 2012

Lee Don Goodwin

Woodward, Okla. — Lee Don Goodwin, 72 year old Woodward resident, died Sunday, December 23, 2012 in the Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, Lincoln Campus with Reverend Bill Tindell officiating.  Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with the United States Navy providing Military Graveside rites.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.


Lee Don Goodwin was born on December 9, 1940 in Great Bend, Kansas to Roy Marvin and Ruby Marie (Tyson) Goodwin.  Don was reared in Ft. Supply and graduated from Ft. Supply High School in 1959.  He was united in marriage to Beulah Faye Boyle on November 27, 1960 in Woodward, Oklahoma.  They were blessed with three sons, Marvin, Robert and Charles.  Don was inducted into the United States Navy in 1960 and they lived in San Diego, California during his time in the Navy.  Don spent over two years overseas before being honorably discharged in 1964 after proudly serving his country. After his discharge, he and Beulah and Marvin moved back to Ft. Supply and Don went to work for Deke Gaston at his gas station.  In 1965 they moved to Oklahoma City where Don went to work for Caterpillar.  In 1977, the family moved to Woodward and Don continued working for Caterpillar until his retirement in 2000.   They have continued living here since that time.


Don was a member of the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, motorcycling, Thunder basketball and all OU sports.  He most of all loved being with his family, especially boating, camping and fishing with his children and grandchildren whom he loved very much.  He was also a member of the Faith Riders Ministry at the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church.


He is survived by his wife Beulah Goodwin of the home; three sons, Marvin Goodwin and wife Susan of Woodward, Robert Goodwin and wife Marla of Woodward, Charles Goodwin and wife Sherry of Woodward; eight grandchildren, Alisha Boulware and Brandon, Amy Goodwin, Brogan Goodwin, Chandler Goodwin, Trevor Goodwin, Briley Goodwin, Shelly Pummel, and Sheradon Pummel; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Kash Boulware; other relatives and many good friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, Building Fund or the Team Kids Ministry at the church with the funeral home accepting the contributions.


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