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Jack Norman Goodwin

April 27, 1948 — March 28, 2024

Moody

Jack Norman (Jackie) Goodwin ,75, of Moody, passed away on March 28, 2024 surrounded by his loved ones after a brief, but courageous battle with lung disease.  A Memorial Service will be at the Church of Christ in Moody at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.  A fellowship for friends and family will follow at Bammie Moore Hall in downtown Moody.

Jackie was born in McGregor, to Lucille Norman and Paul Jack Goodwin on April 27, 1948.  His family moved to Moody when he was in the first grade where he attended Moody schools and graduated in 1966. He participated in FFA for 3 years and won several awards for his show animals.  He also participated in track and lettered in football for 3 years making All-District Guard in 1965.  He was also elected Senior class favorite along with Clydia Alton who was the love of his life and became his wife on August 4, 1967.

 Jackie enlisted in the US Air Force on June 11, 1967.  During his 4 years of service, he served in Vietnam from September 1968, leaving his wife and 5-day old son, Waylan behind until his blessed and grateful return in September, 1969.  The family moved to Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, where their son, Garth was born 1970.  In 1971, the family returned to Moody and Jackie began a career in commercial construction for the next 10 years.  Their  daughter, Melany, was welcomed to the family in 1974.  Having been an avid Bearcat in school, he continued as a loyal Bearcat fan following all his children’s and grandchildren’s school sports and activities.  Jackie coached Moody little league teams for 17 years.  He continued to attend school sports games and little league games to watch many others play until he became ill.

  In 1981 he was hired as a jailer for McLennan County Sheriff’s Department beginning a 23-year career with the department he advanced to patrol and detective and attaining the rank of Sargent.   After his retirement from the SO he also served an unfinished term as a McLennan County Constable.

   Jackie, not caring much for the retired life, he returned to his roots as a boy living on the family farm, and began working for Huffman Farms in McGregor. He drove silage trucks and did other farming duties, but especially loved plowing with the large hi-tech tractors.  He felt right at home on the farm and with the Huffman family. 

   Jackie was a baptized Christian at an early age and continued his service to God in the Church of Christ in Moody as a student, a teacher and an elder for the church until his death.  He also served his community in many ways through the years serving in organizations and volunteer work.  When his wife, Clydia retired they had many wonderful adventures together, seeing several states, the Caribbean, and lots of Texas for fun and enjoying watching their granddaughter play softball.  They traveled by motorcycle trike, cruise ship, plane, and car.  He knew God had blessed his life beyond measure and he met his Savior with gratitude and ready for the greatest chapter of his life.

    Jackie was preceded in death by his father and mother; sisters: Betty Pomerenke and husband, Alfred; Juanita Lightfoot; brother-in-law, Clayton Lightfoot.  He is survived by his wife, Clydia, sons: Waylan and wife, Gena; Garth and wife, Lisa; daughter, Melany Mynar. Grandsons: Zane Vincent and wife, Hagen; Cutter Goodwin; Cody Goodwin; Creese Goodwin and wife, Stacie; granddaughter Colbi Goodwin and fiancé, Cooper Staton; great-grandson, Carter Goodwin; and great-granddaughter, Raeleigh Vincent.  Numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews; a host of cousins and good friends.

   Those wishing to make a Memorial gift in lieu of flowers the Moody Youth Sports Association, P.O. Box 525, Moody, TX. 76557 has been designated by the family or your favorite charity benefiting youth.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Moody Church of Christ

1506 Avenue D, Moody, TX 76557

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12:15 - 1:15 pm (Central time)

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