Jerry Goodson

Jerry O. Goodson

ASHLAND: Jerry O. Goodson, 72, of Ashland, passed away at home Saturday morning, February 23, 2013 following a lingering illness with Alzheimers. He was born July 21, 1940 in Richfield, Ohio, the son of Orien and Edna (Holland) Goodson. He graduated from Ashland High School, joined the Army Reserves and later attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He retired from General Motors of Ontario in 2001 after 40 years of service where he was a Buyer and an A.P.A. in the Purchasing Department.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila (Starkey) Goodson; two daughters, Terri and Tracy; two grandchildren, Niki and Nate; three sisters, Joann Thompson, Millie Fisk and Paulette Moroney; and one brother, Wayne Goodson. He was preceded in death by his father, Orien Goodson and his mother, Edna (Holland) Goodson Eikleberry; and a sister, Elaine Unger.

We should remember Jerry for his infectious smile and laughter and the time he took to brighten our day.

There will be no calling hours or services at this time. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland County Humane Society.

Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Jerry O. Goodson.

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Published in the News Journal on Feb. 28, 2013