Harry Alfred Goodin, 83, of Coffeen, died at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove, with the Rev. Max Whited officiating. Burial will follow in Noffsinger Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Mulberry Grove American Legion Post No. 1180. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: Leukemia Foundation or Alzheimers Foundation.
Mr. Goodin was born on Dec. 3, 1924, near Tamalco, the son of Charles Edwards and Mae Edwards Goodin. He married Patsy A. Schultz on March 19, 1949, in Morganfield, Ky.
He was reared in the Keyesport-Mulberry Grove area and attended Maple Grove, Pleasant Mound and Fairview one-room schools. He joined the Army and was honorably discharged on March 26, 1946, at Ft. Bliss, Texas. He worked for Caterpillar in Peoria, ABC in Peoria and the Bond County Highway Department, was a truck driver for Hoeffken Brothers Trucking for 19 years and later worked for Demoulin Brothers before retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Laborers Local of Greenville, Local No. 50 of Belleville, American Legion Post of Taylor Springs and Woburn Church of Christ.
He is survived by children, Harry Bruce Goodin and his wife Jean of Donnellson, Kathy Ann and her husband Darrell Smith of rural Coffeen, Patsy Jean Barackman of Coffeen, Terri Gail and her husband Paul Stanton of Hillsboro, Sara Jane and her husband Bob Miller of Coffeen, Rose and her husband Mike Bare of Greenville, and Abby and her husband Gary Blackburn of Fillmore; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Howard Goodin of rural Mulberry Grove; sister, Lulabelle and her husband Paul Lutz of Mulberry Grove; and sister-in-law, Ruby and her husband Charles Goodin of Mulberry Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three grandchildren; brother, Charles Goodin; and sister, Graccie Smith.