David S. "Dave" Goodwin

Born: Sat., Oct. 6, 1951
Died: Sat., Aug. 22, 2015


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 07, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Memorial Service

4:00 PM Mon., Sep. 07, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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David “Dave” Samuel Goodwin, age 63, of Martinsville, IL, died Saturday August 22, 2015 of injuries sustained in an airplane crash.  

David was born October 6, 1951 in Robinson, (Crawford County), IL the son of Harold “Sye” Theron and Marjorie Ruth (Janney) Goodwin.  On August 9, 1989 he married Teresa Sue “Terri” Goodwin and she survives.  After the wedding Dave took her to the local IGA to buy chicken patties and French fries for supper.  The next day they started their honeymoon in Lynchburg, TN and toured the Jack Daniels Distillery which happens to be in a dry county.

Mr. Goodwin was a graduate of LTC with several degrees and used them to help him expand his farming experience. He was a retired farmer and funeral home owner of Goodwin Family Farms and Goodwin Family Funeral Home, Casey, IL.  He had worked numerous years with his brother Keith at the Goodwin Body Shop when it was in Casey and Martinsville, IL then worked at TRW in Marshall, IL. Dave loved nature, dirt, plants, the beauty of the world and people.  He never met a stranger in his life.

Other survivors include sons, Nick Goodwin, Springfield, IL; "D.J." (David Jerrod) Goodwin, Bloomington, IL; daughter, "Jr." (Jessica) Goodwin, Cape Coral, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith and Shirley Goodwin, Martinsville, IL; Lynn and Rita Goodwin, Charleston, IL; and a sister Eva Jane (deceased husband, George) Chilton, Clarksville, IN; three grandchildren, Jerrod, Blake and Katelynn.

Preceding Dave in death were his parents and a brother Lee Goodwin who passed on June 9, 1996.                  

There will be a Memorial Service on Monday September 7, 2015 at 4:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until time of service at 4:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations have been suggested to the Danny Thomas, St. Judes Children’s Hospital, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Tonya Freezeland
   Posted Mon August 24, 2015
I am so so sorry for your loss. Dave was a wonderful man. He was always so cheerful when I would talk to him on the phone, and always so nice and polite when he was in the office. Even thou I was just an employee, He never treated me any different than anyone else. And he would always tell me how much he love you (Terri) you were definitely the love of his life and he let that be known to anyone and everyone. And he loved his family, anyone could see that! He would always talk about his Jr. and how proud he was of her.
I'm so sorry! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

jerry ulrey
   Posted Mon August 24, 2015
Terri and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

Marilyn Osborne
   Posted Tue August 25, 2015
May all your memories be a source of comfort at this time, and time also be a source of healing. also. Take care of Jessica. Marilyn

Ann Mattis Emken
   Posted Tue August 25, 2015
Terri & Family,
So sorry for your loss. Dave was a classmate with a friendly, easy going disposition. He was well-liked and well-regarded. He was proud of his family and doing what he loved. With great sympathy… Ann Mattis Emken

Roy and Lynda Petty
   Posted Wed August 26, 2015
Terri, we are heartbroken with the loss of Dave. He was such a nice guy and enjoyable to be around. We loved to joke and raise a cold one with him. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Roy and Lynda Petty

William McCluney, Saint Charles, IL
   Posted Wed August 26, 2015
I first met Dave & Terri at Mel's Diner in Cape Coral, FL for a job interview as a funeral director/emblamer for Goodwin Family Funeral Home in Casey, IL. I immediately felt very comfortable with Dave. You could tell he was a good, caring, and very down to Earth Midwestern guy. I accepted the position on the spot and relocated to Casey, originally being from the Effingham area. Dave was not only my employer, but a great friend. Everything that Dave had spoke of was the gospel. Our business relationship transitioned into a friendship over the years. I could go to Dave for anything. Dave trusted me 100%, as I trusted him 100%. Dave and I had a lot of fun on our trips to Moonshine, day trips to see farm land, his bulldozer, and various other excursions which were full of adventure and comedy. Also, including Touch-A-Truck which Dave was a proud sponsor. Dave and I always joked about writing a book. Lol! I had been with Dave & Terri through much of his illness and enjoyed helping their family doing extra things, as they had helped me. Then after Dave's recovery, we got to spend more quality time and fun together, which was a blessing. In closing, Dave was taken at much to young of an age. He was the kindest, gentlest, honest, caring, good old farmer that you could ever meet. A piece of my heart feels like it is gone. My most sincere condolences and hugs to the entire family, especially Terri and Junior, as they continue on this journey, we call life.

Jim Raber
   Posted Wed August 26, 2015
Dave was a good family man and a good husband. My condolences to Terri and family. I have known Terri for many years wish only the best for her. Dave has been the best for her through the years and will be greatly missed. My love goes out to the entire family and I will keep them in my prayers during this difficult time.

Jim Raber- Duncan Ok.

Ed Allen
   Posted Wed August 26, 2015
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Randy, Debbie, and Brittney Davison
   Posted Wed August 26, 2015
Dear Terri and Jessie,
We are so sorry for your loss. We all thought so much of Dave. We will miss him. You and Jess are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.

Randy and Debbie

Larry W Strohm
   Posted Fri August 28, 2015

I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Dave. I always enjoyed talking to Dave and I know you will miss him very much. Dave was always a good person to do business as I know whatever he said or done would be the way business transacted. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can assist you in any way. Unfortunately, I will be out of town for Dave's service but I will certainly keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Angel and Randy Brewer
   Posted Wed September 02, 2015
Terri and Family... sorry for your loss. hopefully time will heal all things

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