06/26/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Bob Goodson

Robert Kennard Goodson, Sr.
(9 July 1920 - 24 June 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news this morning.  Bob Goodson, father of    Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD and    Sonny Goodson ('66) of VA, has passed away in Newport News at the age of 86.

From the Daily Press - 06/26/07:









  R. K. 'Bob' Goodson, Sr.,

NEWPORT NEWS - R. K. 'Bob' Goodson, Sr., 86, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2007. Born on July 9,1920, to Luman and Lois Goodson, he attended Parkview Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company for 37 years, retiring as a Welding Foreman. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Helen Louise Goodson and a grandson, Allan Nisbet-Wang. Survivors include his two children, Frances Wang of Ellicott City, Md. and Robert K. Goodson, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Hampton; five grandchildren, Amy Terrasa, Chris and Katie Goodson and Leslie and Devan Wang; four great-grandchildren, Aaron and Isabel Terrasa and Reese and Henry Goodson; brother, Roger and sister, Jean. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, in Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by the Rev. Joe Hunt. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 6/26/2007.
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Sincerest condolences to the family on behalf of my mother, Mary E. (Betsy) Goodson Covert and our branch of the Fluvanna family.
Norman Covert (Frederick, MD) - June 26, 2007
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Dear Frances and Sonny,
I was so sorry to read of your father's passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joe Wingo (Charlotte, NC) - June 26, 2007
We are glad to see Bob is no longer suffering. We will all miss seeing him at our family dinners with Grandma Frances, especially Brett. As a toddler, Brett took to Bob and always looks for him when we go to visit. God Bless.
Brandon, Bernadette, & Brett Price Price (Yorktown, VA) - June 26, 2007
Bob was our neighbor for many many years. He was the hardest working man I ever knew. Up until just a year or two ago, he was still climbing a step ladder to clean his gutters, and at his age he had no business climbing anything but steps. If there was a stray leaf on his lawn, he was picking it up and keeping the place looking immaculate all the time. We will miss him, as he was always a gentleman. Our prayers go out to Sonny and all the family.
(Bill NNHS class of 1948)
Bill and Mary Gross (Newport News, VA) - June 26, 2007
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Frances and Sonny, I am thinking of you at this very sad time. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Pauline Collins Shofner
Pauline Shofner (Newport News, VA) - June 26, 2007
Sonny and Frances, My prayers are with you at this time. How lucky you have been to have had such a long relationship with your Dad. God Bless. LMBcrayton ' 66
Linda Crayton (Hampton, VA) - June 26, 2007
Dear Frances and Sonny, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May God comfort you at this time. Love, Jean Burton NNHS '64
Jean Burton (Portsmouth, RI) - June 26, 2007


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Frances and Sonny and their family and friends at this difficult time.

  From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 07/01/07:


Thank you for running the obituary of my dad. He had a gentle death.....

   You're most welcome, Frances; it was my privilege.  And again, my very deepest sympathies on the loss of
your father.....

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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