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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Thursday May 19th, 2022

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Thursday May 19th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Mt Bethel Church Cemetery
Thursday May 19th, 2022

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John Hocutt Goodman, Jr.

John H. Goodman, Jr, 79, passed from this earthly life on Saturday, May 14, 2022.  

Born in Asheville, John graduated from Guilford High School and then earned two bachelor’s degrees in Business and Accounting  from Guilford College.   In 1989 he married the love of his life, Patsy Barham.  After working for more than 30 years for Fieldcrest Cannon John retired as Risk Manager.  He then pursued a lifelong dream of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.  He was an avid reader, loved photography, playing softball, and watching his grandchildren participate in sports.  John was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Eden, NC where he served as a Deacon and an Elder.  He also was a regular attendee of Calvary Church, Greensboro.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel, 1909 Richardson Drive, Reidsville, NC with the Rev Dr. Kyle Goodman and Greg Knight officiating, also participating are the Rev. Kevin Cochran and the Rev. Dr. Evan Smith.  Visitation will be 1 hour before the service.  Burial will be held at Mt. Bethel Christian Church, 8130 NC 65, Summerfield, NC where John served as a Deacon.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Neva McKinney Goodman and John H. Goodman Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patsy B. Goodman; children; Todd Goodman  (Elizabeth)  and  children,  Josh, Madison, Joanna, Jillian; Greg Knight (Karen) and children, Clementine, Penelope; Kyle Goodman (Michelle) and child, Maelyn; Wendi G Stockstill, fiancé, David Mills and children, Blake, Breelyn, Haven, Landon, Tracy G. Prillaman (Mark) and children, Brittany and Rachel; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers: Robert Goodman, wife Phyllis, Richard Goodman, wife, Sebea.  John was a beloved member of the Barham family and had many dear friends, nieces and nephews.

John was a generous man and people wishing to donate to a charity can give to the American Heart Association, Heifer Project International or to a charity of the donor’s choice.                          

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Sandi and I are sorry to hear about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with Patsy and the rest of their family.

Gene & Sandi Arthur May 18 2022 11:46 PM

Patsy and All of John’s family,
We are sending our love and prayers to each of you, and at the same time rejoice for the fact that John is in the arms of Jesus. Our time at FPC as we worshipped, learned, and served together will always have a special place in our hearts. God bless and comfort each of you.

Bill and Martha Roberts May 18 2022 11:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Goodman, Jr.

Dawn and Kevin Campbell & Kids May 18 2022 11:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Goodman, Jr.

Bill and Martha Roberts May 18 2022 11:27 PM

Patsy, Kyle, Wendi and Greg, we truly extend our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of John. Worked at Fieldcrest, them our children played together and church times. He always greeted everyone with a big smile, handshake or hug. He will be truly missed by all of us that knew him through the years. Love and our deepest condolences to all of the family.

Susan & Louis Childrey May 18 2022 5:45 PM

Uncle Johnny was so special to me. I did not get to see him as often as I would have liked but when I did it was always such a wonderful time.
We stayed in touch with is fun e-mails and occasional texts. I will miss those.
I loved him very much and I will truly miss him and his beautiful smile that he shared so freely.

Dawn Goodman Campbell May 18 2022 1:36 PM

To John’s family:

I was surprised & saddened to hear of John’s passing. I worked with him for 30 years or so at Fieldcrest in Eden He always had that twinkle in his eyes & a wonderful smile. He was a hard & conscientious worker and a friend to all.
After Fieldcrest went away, he attended our monthly Fieldcrest Romeo Breakfast Group meetings, which unfortunately the Covid pandemic shut down. I really miss seeing John & our other long time friends & co-workers.

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Fernard Moore May 18 2022 5:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Goodman, Jr.

Linda Ledbetter May 17 2022 5:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Goodman, Jr.

Pat Morris May 17 2022 11:12 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Goodman, Jr.

Susan S. Long May 17 2022 10:58 AM

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