Dwight's Story

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Dwight E. Goodwin, 81, died Monday, Oct. 23, at his home.
He was born July 25, 1936 in Greenbrier, Arkansas, to James Allen and Elma Dora (Coble) Goodwin.
He is survived by two children, Deborah S. Goodwin McCarthy, Syracuse, and Michael (Stephanie) Goodwin, Goshen; three grandchildren, William Thomas and Raeann Elizabeth McCarthy and Nathan Tyler Goodwin; two sisters, Jim Eva Shull, Kendallville, and Reva (John) Anderson, Kirkwood, Missouri; and three brothers, Wayne (Sandy) Goodwin, Conway, Arkansas, Carthyl (Peggy) Goodwin, Goshen, and Donald (Cookie) Goodwin, Neosho, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patsy R. Kettlebar Goodwin; son, Thomas E. Goodwin, the first Goshen police officer killed in the line of duty; and two brothers, Eldridge and Harold Goodwin.
After serving with the U.S. Army in Baumholder, Germany, he moved to Goshen in 1963. He worked as a television repairman. His passion for photography started three generations of amateur photographers.
Friends may call Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, where a funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Pastor Jim Shrock will officiate.
Burial will follow at West Goshen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Compassionate Care Givers. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.m.
Published on October 23, 2017
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