Eugene

Eugene "Gene" Goodson

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Eugene "Gene" Goodson, 86, of Mansfield passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Arbors at Mifflin. Gene was born on June 7, 1930 in Texarkana, Texas to Lucien R. and Birdie Mae (Southerland) Goodson.

 

 

 

Gene was a US Navy Veteran, proudly serving during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Evelyn Johnson and was married for sixty three blissful years. Gene was a retired electrician from IBEW and loved his job. Among his many activities Gene enjoyed gardening, fishing, wood crafting and craft shows. Gene was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the American Legion where he served as commander, the 40 et 8 where he served as Chef and he was a volunteer fireman for Mifflin Township fire department for ten years.

 

 

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn Goodson; two loving sons, Scott of Perrysville and Brian Goodson of Columbus; brother, Jimmy Goodson; and sister, Helen Hildebrand; step-brothers, Erwin and Lloyd Dale Erwin; step-sister, Loy Helen McDonald; sister-in-law, Glenda Goodson; and numerous nieces and nephews . Gene is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack, William, Lucien R. Jr., Eli, and infant twin brothers; sisters, Dorothy and Molly; step mother, Nora Goodson; and son, Steven Eugene.

 

 

 

The family will welcome friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St. An additional hour of calling will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 with a funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Gene will be laid to rest at Mansfield Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions be made in Gene's name to the Salvation Army, 47 S. Main St. Mansfield, OH 44902.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words of comfort may be expressed at www.wappner.com

 

 

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