John L. Goodin
Services for Mr. John L. Goodin, 76, of Kilgore will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Highland Park Baptist Church with Rev. Brandon Cochran officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Mr. Goodin completed his earthly journey at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 12, 2017, following a long battle with lung cancer.
John was born on August 1, 1940 in Kilgore to William Thomas and Mattie Belle Goodin. He graduated from Kilgore High School and attended Kilgore College. John worked in the oil & gas industry for 52 years and he retired from Baker-Hughes Company in 2011. He attended Highland Park Baptist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason with the Danville #101 AF&AM Lodge of Kilgore. He loved to fish and work in the yard. John loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. His family was the source of his strength and spending time with them was when he was happiest.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Myrt Goodin of Kilgore; children, Leslie Listenbee and husband Jay of Kilgore, Brian Goodin and wife Amanda of Kilgore; grandchildren, Jared Listenbee, Leah Listenbee, Selena Goodin and Jeremiah “Jake” Goodin all of Kilgore; siblings, Rick Berend and wife Carolyn of Windthorst, J.W. Goodin of Graham, Bennie Fetting and husband Dean of Sulphur Springs, Kathy Hall and husband Bill of Bryson, Annetta Everett and husband Bob of Wichita Falls. Also, left to cherish him are numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other loving family members.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Carolyn Milton and Jo Cooper.
Memorials may be made in his name to Texas Oncology Foundation, Inc. 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75251or TexasOncologyFoundation.org.