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GOODSON, Joseph Allen Was born on March 21, 1980. He passed away on February 2, 2013 in Florida. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy attending boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Station, he departed Great Lakes and attended Navy Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC where he became an Electronics Technician Nuke. Upon graduation from the nearly 18-month Nuke pipeline he was assigned to the USS North Carolina where he became a Plank owner as part of the Commissioning crew. During his time aboard the North Carolina he volunteered for a forward deployment aboard the USS New Hampshire in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is survived by his 11 year old son, Joseph Ray Goodson; father, James "Bo" Goodson and wife Judy; mother, Deborah Butts and husband Brad; brother, James Goodson and wife Heather; sister, Alicia Goodson and Steve Crane; step brothers, Rich Davis and wife Chisholm and Mark Davis; step sister, Angie Johnson and husband Lee; many more loving family members and friends. Honorary Pallbearers: Ray Goodson (son), James "Bo" Goodson, Brad Butts, James Goodson, Rich Goodson, Mark Davis, Kenneth Cartmill. Go to www.jeterandson.com to sign register book online. In lieu of floral tributes, the family would like memorials made to the Wounded Veterans Program at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=66 or the Nashville Operation Stand at http://www.osdnashville.org/donations.htm.
Published in The Tennessean on Feb. 13, 2013