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Elmer L. GOODSON Jr.

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Elmer L. GOODSON Jr. Obituary
POQUOSON - Elmer Lee Goodson Jr., 83, a native and lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.
He retired from N.A.S.A., as an Engineering Technician in 1981, after 33 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea and England, where he met his wife, Violet. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson American Legion Post 273, and a Cub Scout Master for Troop 51 in Poquoson.
Mr. Goodson was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Lee Goodson; brother, Keith Goodson; nephew, Timmy Goodson; and parents, Elmer Sr. and Edith Goodson.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Violet Irene Goodson; son, Daniel K. Goodson and wife, Sheila; daughter, Anne Goodson and friend, Carin; sister, Jane Goodson; sisters-in-law, Indy Goodson, Linda Chapman Embach; extended family in England and Australia; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful canine companion, Jazzper.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A memorial service will immediately follow at 5:30 p.m., in the funeral home chapel by the Rev. George V. Insley Jr., concluding with American Legion and Air Force honors. Burial will be private. At other times, the family will be at the home, 9 Deveron Dr., Poquoson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the , P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA, 23058 or American Legion Post 273, P.O. Box 2115, Poquoson, VA 23662.
Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com
Special thanks to the Poquoson Fire & Rescue Squad and Poquoson Police Dept., for their care and support. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2012
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