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James Bennett "Jimmy" GOODWIN III

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GOODWIN, III, James Bennett "Jimmy", 73, of Tampa passed away on Sept. 21, 2013 at Bay Pines VAMC. He was a native of Tampa, FL and was a 1958 graduate of Middleton High School where he played football. He was an E5 in the US Navy and attended Hillsborough Community College and USF. He was employed as a coach operator for Greyhound Bus Lines for 23 years. He was a member of Mt. Zion P. M. B. Church where he sang in the male choir. He was a board member and coach for Lakewood Jr. Spartans Football; also a coach for Bay Point Little League Baseball, Lake Vista Youth Basketball and Canterbury High School Football. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sabrina; two sons, James Goodwin, IV and Richard Reese; three daughters, Vondalyn Goodwin, Valicia Tellis and LaPatia Gibbs; three brother-in-laws, Stanley, Michael and James Greene; two sister-in-laws, Sheila and Cheryl Greene; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his mother in law, Johnnie L. Greene; a special cousin, Olivia Carmichael-Brown; and a host of neices, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation: Thursday, 6-7pm at Wilson Funeral Home (3000 N. 29th St. Tampa, FL), Visitation: Friday 6-7pm at Zion Hill Mortuary. Funeral Service: Saturday 11am at Mt. Zion P.M.B. Church. Online guest book @

Published in on Oct. 2, 2013
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Zion Hill Mortuary
1700 49th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 328-ZION
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