Mr. Douglas Howell Goodwin, 49, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Starkville with Rev. Tommy Temple officiating.
Burial will follow at Memorial Garden Park.
Visitation will be held noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at First United Methodist Church.
Welch Funeral Home in Starkville is in charge of arrangements.
Doug was an avid hunter and fisherman and always looked forward to the annual "White River" trip with his long time friends. He was better known as "Bones" to them and the people of his stomping grounds of Louisville, MS. Doug loved athletics and all sporting events as well. He was a very proud supporter of Starkville Academy. But to everyone who knew Doug, knew his passion and true joy was being the best father in the world to Will and Jake.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Broker/Owner of Maroon and White Realty, member of the Mississippi Association of Realtors, member of the National Association of Realtors, sponsor of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and member of the Starkville Academy Booster Club.
Doug is survived by his sons, Will Goodwin and Jake Goodwin both of Starkville; parents, Donald and Anita Goodwin of Dekalb; sisters, Debbie Richardson of Starkville and Beverly Goodwin of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; nephews Adam Richardson of Starkville and Taylor Silva of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are Adam Richardson, Taylor Silva, Steve Roberts, Lee Kirkpatrick, Vance Taylor, Dr. Billy Davis, Dr. Gil Davis, David Haggard, Sterling Dahl, Frank Jones, Van Miles, James Moffitt, Gene Goodwin and Tommy Goodwin.
In lieu of flowers, the Goodwin family requests donations be made to The Doug Goodwin Memorial Educational Fund, on behalf of Will and Jake Goodwin c/o Regions Bank, Account No. 0174608363, Attn: Sammy Slaughter, P. O. Box 1127, Starkville, MS 39760.
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