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James Goodwin

Obituary of James Goodwin

James A. "Hawkeye" Goodwin, 63, of Nilwood, passed away Friday afternoon, January 22, 2021 at his home in Nilwood, IL. James was born on November 1, 1957 to William B. and Loretta (Stogsdill) Goodwin in Carlinville, IL. On August 11, 1979 he married Rita Crocker in Green County, Illinois. Hawkeye attended Standard City and Carlinville schools. He was a mechanic for CISCO Steel from 1984 until his retirement. He was a retired member of the Iron Sleds in Nilwood. Hawkeye collected and repaired antique clocks as well as musical instruments and bells. He was always there with a helping hand, and fabricated and repaired many a bicycle for numerous people who needed one. He and Rita traveled to Florida many time over the years, and made 2 trips to Sturgis on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He enjoyed the freedom of riding his Harley. Hawkeye was a loving "dad" to his rescue dog, Layla Loo. James is survived by his wife Rita; two brothers, Darrell (companion, Jackie) Goodwin of Mt. Olive, IL, and Dennis "Buggs" Goodwin of Carlinville, IL; sister, Betty Clevenger of Carlinville, IL; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. James was preceded in death by father, William B. Goodwin, mother, Loretta Goodwin, step-father, Alva "Shorty" Hunter, brother, Bill Goodwin, brother, Charles Goodwin, sister, Anna Goodwin, and sister, Mary Goodwin. Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 10:30 am at the Bethel Ridge Cemetery, Carlinville, IL, with Rev. Cliff Woodman, officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family.
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Wednesday
27
January

Service Information

10:30 am
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Bethel Ridge Cemetery
Address not given
Carlinville, Illinois, United States

Interment Information

Bethel Ridge Cemetery
Address not given
Carlinville, Illinois, United States