Rev. Earl Thomas Goodwin, Sr., 88

NASHVILLE -- Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 19 in Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall for Rev. Goodwin, 88, of Watertown.

A Methodist minister with the United Methodist Middle Tennessee Conference, he died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009.

Rev. Goodwin retired in 1987 after 24 years of service. He was the VFW State chaplain, life member of Knights Eye Foundation and honorary member of the Tennessee General Assembly June 1980.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, between the hours of 4 - 7 p.m., at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Jerry Mayo and Rev. Hawkins Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include: his wife Cecelia Jo Goodwin; children Earl Thomas (Tommy) Goodwin, David Ray Goodwin (Gigi), Timothy J. Goodwin (Lori), Cecelia Katherine Jakes (Gilbert), Jean Carol Chance (Harry); 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Rev. Goodwin is preceded in death by his parents; daughters Lydia Ann Goodwin and Linda Elizabeth Goodwin; brothers Paul David Goodwin and Harold Frank Goodwin.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.