Jesse Goodwin 1923-2017

Funeral services for Jesse Clerman “J.C.” Goodwin, 94, of Wills Point, were held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Turner Baptist Church south of Wills Point with Rev. Fred Cooper and Rev. Jimmy Jones officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Springs Cemetery under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point. He passed away early Thursday morning, Dec. 14, 2017, in Wills Point.
He was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Wills Point, the son of Jesse Claudice Goodwin and Hettie Matilda Phillips Goodwin. He was a lifelong resident of Wills Point and in 1941; he graduated from Wills Point High School.

He later attended Texas A&M University in Arlington. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, having served during W.W. II. During his service, he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal.

On Aug. 23, 1947, he married Annie Gertrude Threatt in Kershaw, S.C. He worked for American Airlines for many years as a fleet service clerk at DFW Airport, retiring in 1983.

He enjoyed working outdoors and playing the piano. He was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. both in Wills Point.

He was a faithful member of Turner Baptist Church in Wills Point, where he had been a member at the church longer than anyone else. He had served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and music director for many years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse C. Goodwin and Hettie Matilda Goodwin; wife, Annie Goodwin on July 22, 2012; twin sisters, Lois Fern Goodwin and Nell Marie Goodwin and a six year old sister, Jenny Gwin Goodwin.
He is survived by son, Philip Goodwin and wife, Nancy, of Ft. Worth; daughter, Gwen Williams and husband, Bill, of Wills Point; granddaughter, Meredith Ramirez and husband, George, of Ft. Worth; and great-grandson, Joseph Ramirez, of Ft. Worth.
Pallbearers were Charles Lester, Jim Turner, John Goff, Larry Black, Mike Pierce, and Glen Butts.
Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Wright and Earl Clark.
Allan Fuller Funeral Home