Howard E. Goodin, 84, of Mulberry Grove, died at 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove, with Pastor Benjamin Potter officiating. Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery in Mulberry Grove. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday and one hour before services on Monday, both at the church. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove. Online condolences may be shared at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mr. Goodin was born on Jan. 8, 1929, in Mulberry Grove, the son of Charles Edward and Mae Edwards Goodin. He married Nelda Fern Wells on Dec. 1, 1951, in Piggott, Ark.; she died on April 24, 2011.
He was a factory worker for John Crane Packing in Vandalia. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove. His hobbies included woodworking, hunting and the outdoors, and he enjoyed pestering his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by sons, Larry Goodin and his wife Karol of Mulberry Grove, Randy Lee Goodin and his wife Sharon of Altamont, and Dennis Goodin and his wife Bonnie of Vandalia; daughters, Debra Cearlock of Vandalia, and Linda and her husband Dennis Pyle of Dyersburg, Tenn; sister, LuluBelle Lutz of Mulberry Grove; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Charles Goodin Jr. and Harry Goodin; and sister, Graccie Goodin.