James H. (Jim) Goodwin Jr. passed Sunday, August 2nd, at the age of 73 in Winter Garden, Florida due to Covid 19 related illness.
Jim was born in Orlando, Florida to father James H Goodwin Sr., mother Helen Evans Goodwin.
Jim graduated from Colonial High School, attended the University of Florida until he was drafted and received his BA from Emory Riddle University. Jim later received his Masters in Finance from Texas Christian University.
Captain James Goodwin served in the Army, doing two tours as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, where he received a bronze star, purple heart and other esteemed honors. Jim pursued many passions in his career from commercial airline pilot and financial advisor to real estate agent. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, the First United Methodist Church and, in his youth, won awards as a Trap Shooter. He was a wood carver, avid collector, history buff, UF Gator fan, movie enthusiast and animal lover.
Jim is predeceased by his parents James Sr, Helen Goodwin and stepmother Marilyn Goodwin.
He is survived by his wife Betty Heidt Goodwin, son Tyson Goodwin, daughter in law Amanda Goodwin, granddaughters Raegan and Madison, brothers Doug Goodwin, Sam Goodwin and sister Susan Johnson.
The family will have a private funeral that will be live streamed Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 10 am. A public graveside service will take place at 11:30 am at the Winter Garden Cemetery on Wednesday, August 12th. Rev. Rusty Belcher from First Methodist Church of Winter Garden will preside over both services. The family is requesting that everyone in attendance at the cemetery wear a mask and social distance during the service.
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