WILLIAM H. GOODWYN JR.

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William (Bill) H. Goodwyn, Jr. of Ch­ester, Vir­ginia, passed peace­fully into life eter­nal on Novem­ber 5, 2018. He was the son of the late W. Hugh and Louise Ruf­fin Goodwyn and pre­ceded in death by his sis­ter, El­iz­a­beth G. Tyner.

He was sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 58 years, Bar­bara Rossiter Goodwyn, daugh­ters, Lau­rie G. Fields, hus­band, Lyn­wood Fields; Traci G. Jones, hus­band Dr. David Jones; Ginni Goodwyn and sig­nif­i­cant other, Bobby Doyon; and Betsy G. Baker, hus­band, Clay Baker. Sur­viv­ing also are his pride and joy grand­chil­dren: Lo­gan and Luke Fields, Caro­line and An­nie Jones , Zak Goodwyn and nu­mer­ous cousins.

Bill was re­tired from over 30 years with LandAmer­ica Ti­tle In­sur­ance Com­pany (for­merly Lawyers Ti­tle) where he held the po­si­tion of Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent. He was a grad­u­ate of Thomas Dale High School and Ham­p­den-Syd­ney Col­lege where he earned a BA de­gree in Eco­nom­ics. While in high school he ex­celled in all sports, earn­ing the ti­tle of Best All Around Ath­lete his sopho­more and se­nior years. He also was a class pres­i­dent, SCA pres­i­dent and Prom King. While at Ham­p­den-Syd­ney he was pres­i­dent of his class, pres­i­dent of PiKA fra­ter­nity and was a mem­ber of the foot­ball team.

He was ac­tive in nu­mer­ous civic and busi­ness or­ga­ni­za­tions be­ing Past pres­i­dent of Sales and Mar­ket­ing of Richmond, Past pres­i­dent of Ch­ester Jaycees and Ch­ester Li­ons Club, As­so­ciate Mem­ber of the Year of the Birm­ing­ham Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion, Past mem­ber of Richmond Metro Cham­ber Board, and Richmond Metro YMCA Board. Though his achieve­ments were nu­mer­ous per­haps the thing that made him most proud was his part in se­cur­ing land for the cur­rent Ch­ester YMCA and ne­go­ti­at­ing the pur­chase of land with the landown­ers.

Bill served on the Ch­ester­field County School Board for four years, be­ing ViceChair­man his 4th year.

He was in­cluded in the 1971 is­sue of Out­stand­ing Young Men of Amer­ica and was a mem­ber of the Thomas Dale High School Ath­let­ics Ring of Cham­pi­ons. He was a life­long mem­ber of the Ch­ester United Methodist Church where he served as chair­man and mem­ber of nu­mer­ous lead­er­ship com­mit­tees.

He was a “peo­ple per­son” and al­ways the first to wel­come a new neigh­bor or church mem­ber...and as a dear friend called him... a“clas­sic gen­tle­man”. He was an avid hunter and loved a round of “for fun” golf. In his new Spring­dale home his fa­vorite past­time was Bingo ev­ery Tues­day night and Sun­day af­ter­noon .... en­joyed more when he won. An­other sport he en­joyed was horse­back rid­ing and was the year-end Vir­ginia Quar­ter­horse As­so­ca­tion Cham­pion in Novice Ama­teur West­ern Plea­sure plus win­ning nu­mer­ous cir­cuit awards.

Although he was busy with his many church/ civic ac­com­plish­ments his main love was be­ing with his fam­ily. He es­pe­cially en­joyed his trips to Ships Watch in Duck and his condo at the East­ern Shore.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, at 4:00 pm. at the Ch­ester United Methodist Church in Ch­ester, Vir­ginia, with a re­cep­tion fol­low­ing. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, at the Ch­ester J. T. Mor­riss & Son Fu­neral Home. A pri­vate In­ter­ment will take place be­fore the ser­vice on Satur­day. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www.jt­mor­riss.com. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Ch­ester United Methodist Church, 12132 Per­ci­val Street, Ch­ester, Va. 23831 or a char­ity of your choice.

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