Mr. John Goodwin Jr. was born on July 21, 1948 in Columbia, SC to the late John Goodwin and Thelma James Goodwin. He gained his eternal wings on October 12, 2020.
He was educated in the Richland County School System and was a proud graduate of C.A. Johnson High School, class of 1966. He was a member of the Green Hornet Band. Upon graduating from high school, Mr. Goodwin joined the United States Army, serving 3 years in Vietnam. After his service in the military, he attended Midlands Technical College and graduated from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Goodwin was a longtime employee of Policy Management Systems Corporation and was also employed by H&R Block.
A lifelong member of First Calvary Baptist Church, he was a faithful and devoted servant to the church. His service to the church was without limits and he never failed when called to duty. Mr. Goodwin served in many capacities including: Deacon Board, Usher Board, former Chairman of the Trustee Board, Audio/Visual Ministry and Boy Scouts. He was extremely proud when he was selected to become a Deacon. His many accolades at church include being selected Man of the Year in 2003 and receiving the Meritorious Service Award in 2010.
Mr. Goodwin was a man of few words but to his close friends he was always dependable and loyal. He enjoyed watching sports and was a football season ticket holder for several local HBCUs. He served as Treasurer of C.A. Johnson Breakfast Club. Mr. Goodwin was a jazz enthusiast and was very tech savvy.
He will be greatly missed in his church, community and family. He leaves to cherish his memory, his brother Derrick Goodwin, a devoted friend James Green and a host of family members and friends.
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