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Jack Eli Goodwin

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Jack Eli Goodwin fought the good fight, finished his race, laid down his crown, and met Jesus face-to-face Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

Jack was born Nov. 18, 1955, in Kewanee, to Henry and Caryl Goodwin. Jack went to school in Dixon. He worked for Raynor Garage Door for 13 years before relocating to Huntsville. There, he worked for Drakes Towing and The Lexington.

Jack was a true family man who served God with all his heart. He was passionate about missions to the Philippines, and went on numerous trips. He was a witness to all, and an example of what it means to live a faithful Christian life.

Jack is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Cindy; two sons, Jack Jr. (Tricia) Goodwin, of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Jason (Tricia) Goodwin of Rochelle; one daughter, Jamie (Steve) Kochsmeier of Broken Arrow; daughter-in-law, Desiree Goodwin, and mother-in-law, Patricia Lemmer, both of Huntsville; eight grandchildren; one sister, P.J. Herchenbach, and one brother, Tom (Kris) Goodwin, both of Dixon; four sisters-in-law, Pamela (Tom) Churin, Deb Lemmer, and Lori (James) Hankin, all of Huntsville, and Sandy (Kevin) Brown of Germantown Hill; three brothers-in-law, Bill (Mary) Lemmer of Tampico, Marty (Brenda) Lemmer of Benton, and Steve (LeeAnn) Lemmer of Plymouth; and numerous other relatives.

Jack was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Goodwin; and his parents.

The funeral was Tuesday at First Assembly of God in Huntsville. Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville handled arrangements.

Pallbearers were Jason Goodwin, John Martin, Randy Reynolds, Tom Goodwin, Lynn Brayshaw, Francis McGinty, Ricky Morris, Charles Thompson, and David Heart. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Goodwin Jr. and Steve Kochsmeier.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cindy Goodwin, 157B Arizona Lane, Huntsville, TX 77320.

Visit www.shmfh.com to send condolences.

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