William Goodwin

William Goodwin

William Thomas “Tom” Goodwin, Sr., 72, of 100 Farm Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 22, 2013 at his residence.  A native of Chowan County, he was the son of the late Richard Lee Goodwin and Thelma Nixon Goodwin and the husband of Ann Pike Goodwin of the residence.  He was a retired mechanic with NCDOT, member and Deacon at Corinth Baptist Church, member and Past President of Improved Order of Red Men, and member and Past President of Pasquotank Ruritan Club.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Wendy G. Holcomb and husband Chip of Nags Head, NC; a son, William “Billy” Goodwin, Jr., and wife Renee of Raleigh, NC; two brothers, Shelton Goodwin of Elizabeth City, NC and Ray Goodwin of Windsor, NC; two grandchildren, Jordan Holcomb and Jamie Holcomb; and a brother-in-law, Jimmy Pike and wife Lynne of Elizabeth City, NC.  He was pre-deceased by a sister, Lucy Mae Copeland and two brothers, Jack Goodwin and Wayne Goodwin.

A funeral service will be Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. David Turner officiating followed by the Improved Order of Red Men Ritual.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and immediately after the service in the funeral home lobby.  At other times the family will be at the residence.  Flowers are welcome and memorial donations may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 1035 US 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909; Albemarle Hospice, PO Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC  27907-0189; Improved Order of Red Men/Pocahontas (Alzheimer’s Foundation), PO Box 1254, Elizabeth City, NC 27906; or American Cancer Society American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 930-B Wellness Drive Greenville, NC 27834.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Goodwin family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Edward & Becky Winslow on July 22nd, 2013 1:56 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was a special individual with that slow lazy smile he had. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.

  2. Sharon J Warden on July 22nd, 2013 2:57 pm

    “Miss” Ann,

    So sorry for your loss! I know you will miss him each and every day-here’s hoping that the wonderful memories you two shared will help bring smiles and laughter through the inevitable tears. Thinking of you and your family in friendship and love, Sharon J. Warden

  3. Sarah & Randy Harris on July 22nd, 2013 4:49 pm

    Ann and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Tom. My heart and prayers go out to each of you. May you find comfort in your Faith and in fond memories of happier times.

    Sarah & Randy

  4. Dave & Helen Wilson on July 22nd, 2013 5:07 pm

    Ann it is with a sad heart that we extend our most heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family. We will surely miss Tom may all your wonderful memories lighten this time of loss and give you strength for each new tomorrow.

  5. Grace Twiford Overton on July 22nd, 2013 5:36 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this hard times.
    Love Grace

  6. Dallas (James) Lane on July 22nd, 2013 6:42 pm

    Ann…so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Mary Lou & Leslie Jordan on July 22nd, 2013 7:14 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences to you and your family.

  8. Sarah W. Todd on July 22nd, 2013 7:57 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. He was such a grand person always a smile for everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him.Anne, you and the family will be in my prayes.

    Sarah W. Todd

  9. Kim Crank on July 22nd, 2013 8:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I hope you can feel God’s loving arms around you in this difficult time.

  10. Biggs Cadillac on July 22nd, 2013 9:04 pm

    Mrs. Goodwin,
    We are sorry for your loss. The entire Biggs Family at Biggs Cadillac are thinking and praying for you and your family. May God Bless you and your family.
    Biggs Cadillac

  11. Paige Simpson Blackburn on July 22nd, 2013 9:12 pm

    Ms. Ann and family,

    Sorry to hear about Mr. Tom. He will be missed. Wishing you peace and brighter days ahead. God is always with you in your time of need. Mom and Dad are right down the street if you need anything. In Christian Love

  12. John, Ann & Jason Denscombe on July 23rd, 2013 7:19 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. Please know that God’s Grace is always there to comfort you.

    Love, John, Ann & Jason

  13. PHYLLIS & FRANK MANSFIELD on July 23rd, 2013 7:45 am


  14. Ann Pope on July 23rd, 2013 11:28 am

    I am sorry for your loss. I want you to know that my prayers & thoughts are with the family. May God bless and comfort you .

  15. The Kovacs Family on July 23rd, 2013 12:45 pm

    Grandma Ann and Wendy,
    We are saddened to hear of Grandpa Tom’s passing and of your loss. We pray for strength and loving peace in this time for you both and of course, for the girls and Chip too. Please know that you are all in our hearts and comforting thoughts! Love you…
    Jennifer, Steve, Hopelyn, Emmalee and JP

  16. Tim and Becky Pope on July 23rd, 2013 1:13 pm

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace and strength in the Lord. We will keep you in our prayers.

  17. The Edwards Family on July 23rd, 2013 1:16 pm

    We are terribly sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family through this tough time. We will keep you all in our hearts. Please let us know if we can do anything for you all. God bless. Mark, Missy, Mackenzie, and Abby

  18. Charles and Roberta Thuman on July 23rd, 2013 5:27 pm

    Grandma Ann and Wendy,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We remember the look of pride and smile of joy on his face as he watched his granddaughters. Please take care. We are thinking of you during this tough time.

  19. Miriam Jeralds on July 23rd, 2013 6:41 pm

    Ann, I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s death. Please cling to the Happy Memories and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Miriam

  20. Sonny & Dawn Holcomb on July 23rd, 2013 8:40 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love.

  21. Loria Vainright on July 23rd, 2013 9:38 pm

    I am so sadden to hear Tom has passed the river that flows at the foothill of life. Tom was a fine man. May you find comfort knowing you will be united again. I will be praying for you Ann and the family.

  22. Patsy on July 24th, 2013 6:16 am

    Ms. Ann, Billy and Wendy
    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Toms passing. I have know you all for as long as I can remember. Mr. Tom was always a calm steady person with a quiet wit. You are all in my prayers.

  23. Linda Speight on July 24th, 2013 7:21 am

    I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. May God comfort you as only He can.

    Doris Ferrell
    Linda Speight

  24. Lynnette Boyce on July 25th, 2013 8:46 am

    Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Tom.. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are lifting you at this time…

  25. Chris Jones on July 26th, 2013 3:28 pm

    Billy. I remember way back in the little league days playing ball with you and seeing your Dad at games. I know you will miss him greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Chris Jones.

  26. Pete Grana on July 27th, 2013 10:08 am

    Wendy and Chip et el I pray for God to pour out His comfort and peace richly upon you and your family. Pax Domini

  27. William & Joyce Powell Jordan on August 3rd, 2013 11:20 am

    Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the Family.

    William and Joyce Powell Jordan
    Christopher Jordan
    Teresa Jordan.

  28. Mike Walker on August 5th, 2013 7:47 am

    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing, I worked with him for many years at DOT and considered him a good friend. May God bless his family at this difficult time.

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