James Allen “Jim” Goodwin, age 75 of Daleville and formerly of Rushylvania, Ohio, left this world to go live in the house of the Lord Monday, August 16, 2021.
He leaves behind a heartbroken wife of 53 years, Claudia Dally Goodwin; his three children: Gregg (Julie), Shannon (Barton Sweeney), and Johnny (Whitney); eight grandchildren: Tyler, Sydney, Tori, Tailyn, Teagan, Trevor, Ainsley, and Ellis; and his sister-in-law, Debbie Goodwin of Kentucky. Jim was preceded in death by his parents T.H. (Jim) and Mary Barney Goodwin; and his brother, Larry Goodwin.
He will be forever remembered for his quick smile and the way he could brighten any room. Jim was a faithful member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church where he was the leader of the Round Table Sunday School class. He spent his career in the grocery business with his start in his family IGA store in Rushylvania, Ohio. Eventually migrating south with his family to settle in Daleville where he continued to work in the grocery industry.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be 1:00 pm Saturday, August 21 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville with Pastor Terry Clark officiating. Burial will be at Godwin Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 pm Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Church Building Fund, 19 Cedar Ridge Drive, Daleville, Virginia 24083.
Online condolences may be made to Jim’s family and live-streaming of Jim’s service may be found at www.rader-funeralhome.com/tributes/James-Goodwin.
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St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Church Building Fund
16 Cedar Ridge Drive, Daleville VA 24083