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Luther W. Goodman

ROCKWELL - Mr. Luther William Goodman, 94, of Rockwell, passed away May 6, 2013, at Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born April 7, 1919, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Charlie Clinton and Mary J. Smith Goodman. Mr. Goodman attended Rowan County schools and was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he was a former usher and councilman.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he earned a Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and the WWII Victory Medal.

Mr. Goodman retired as a fixer at Cannon Mills Plant 8. During his leisure time, he loved traveling, reading and growing pumpkins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lucille Shillinglaw Goodman, on April 19, 1997; a sister Dorothy Atwell; and grandchild Kandy Wiles on July 13, 1985.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Marion "Wayne" Goodman (Beverly) of Salisbury, Patsy Wiles (Jack) of Rockwell, Alice Selle (Chris) of Hartsville, S.C., and Dianne Goodman (Ray) of Rockwell. He is also survived by his brother, Clifford Goodman of Salisbury; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation and Service: Visitation is Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with funeral on Friday at 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Revs. William Ketchie and Floyd Bost, ministers. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Rowan County Honor Guard will perform military honors.

Memorials: May be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul's Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146; or Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard, P.O. Box 923, Salisbury, NC 28145.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Published in Salisbury Post from May 8 to May 9, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home
1420 North Main St. | China Grove, NC 28023 | (704) 857-2401
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