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Donald Goodwin

October 26, 1930 — March 11, 2019

Donald Goodwin

Donald Wayne “Goody” Goodwin, 88, of Paris, IL formerly of Tuscola, IL passed away at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 11, 2019 at his residence in Paris, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola, IL.   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday March 15, 2019 at the Nazarene Church, 1001 Egyptian Trail, in Tuscola, IL.   Rev. Joe Carter will officiate.   Burial with Military Rites will be in the Tuscola Cemetery.

Wayne was born on October 26, 1930 in Moultrie County near Bruce, IL. He was a son of Fred B. and Laura Mae (Pierce) Goodwin.  He married Mary Charlene Schrock on January 9, 1951 in Charleston, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene of Paris, IL, four children, Donald J. Goodwin and his wife Tami of Arcola, IL, Donna Ogle and her husband Tom of Paris, IL, Dianne Alexander and her husband Tony of Robinson, IL and Ron Goodwin of Hoyleton, IL; seven grandchildren, Paul Goodwin of Arcola, IL, Lisa Miller (Steve) of Arcola, IL, Erin Krabel (Jordan Lauritzen) of Oakland, IL, Andrew Staley of Xenia, IL, Kristin Rhodes (Ashlee) of Urbana, IL, Deanna Woods and her husband Mike of Robinson, IL and Roy Anthony Goodwin and his wife Alissa of Pesotum, IL, eight great-grandchildren, Sean and Avery Goodwin, Tyler Jeankins, Haley and  Calli Woods, Jaxon and Braxton Lauritzen and Sarah Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Noel S. Goodwin and Ralph L. Goodwin.

Wayne was a 1948 graduate of Humboldt High School.   He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War.

He retired from Panhandle Eastern Pipeline in Tuscola, IL in 1988 at the age of 57, he had worked there for 33 years.

After Wayne retired from Panhandle he helped Steve Warters farm for 14 years, Joe and Phil Kappes for 3 years; he drove a truck and tractor for Jim Baird for 4 years; he worked a few more years for Mark and Mike Brian until he fully retired in 2012.

Wayne held the track record for Mule Races in 1953 and 1954 at the Coles County Fair as well as the Moultrie Douglas County Fair.   It was a “Hully Gully” bare back race and he rode Peter the Great his favorite mule that he just called Pete.

Wayne also had a pony pulling team, he was an assistant 4-H leader while his children were growing up and they were involved in the 4-H Horse Club.

Wayne also participated in antique tractor pulling.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling with his wife of 68 years and always looked forward to drinking coffee, in fact he used to always say “He never drank coffee unless he was by himself or with somebody.”

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