Ernest Norman Goodwin, 71, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at his residence.
He was a son of the late Ernie and Nanny Goodwin.
He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid deer hunter.
He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, the Boilermaker's Union, the Black Fox Ruritan Club, and the American Legion. He was a part-time farmer, a loving father, grandfather, and brother.
He was preceded in death by one son, John Michael Goodwin; and one sister, Helen Goodwin.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Melissa Goodwin; two daughters: Tina Park and Courtney Goodwin-Stuman; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Anna Jane Goodwin; five grandchildren: Heather Park, Colby Goodwin, Mylee Goodwin, Ashlyn Stuman and Addison Stuman; a special friend, Ronnie Shoemaker; his former wife and caregiver, Marsha Goodwin, all of Cleveland; and a host of other extended family and friends.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at Bethel Baptist Church, 2514 Old Chattanooga Pike S.W., Cleveland, 37311, with the Rev. James Garner officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Ed Campbell, Ronnie Shoemaker, Tommy Cash, Terry Stanfield, Wayne Richardson, and Dan Quinn serving as pallbearers. Emery Wrinkle, Sammy Brown, Nick Dempsey, Richard Witt, Eric Elkins, Lee Penny, and Mark Bullington will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the church and on Monday for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Hospital, or Hospice of Chattanooga, in his memory.
You are invited to share memories and/or condolences with Norman's family by visiting www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral and Cremation Service has charge of the arrangements.