Junior “Jr” Goodson
Junior Goodson passed away March 5, 2020 at Johnston Mercy One Hospice.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Maren Goodson, three daughters, Ronda Wilson Reed (Dan), Laura Samuell (Frank) and Lisa Sztukowski (Joe), four grandchildren, Caden Wilson, Chase Wilson, Melissa Osborne (Andy), Kody Goodson and two great grandchildren. In death he rejoins his son, Lyle L Goodson, parents, John and Florence Goodson and siblings, James Era, Donald Earl, Betty Maxine, Carl Dean, May Louise, Luetta Mae and Bernice Alma.
Before retiring, Junior owned Briquestreet Restaurant and Lounge in Adel, Iowa. He was a member of several service clubs and served in the Iowa National Guard. Junior loved sports and could be found in the front row of many softball, basketball, baseball and soccer games. For many years he cared for the softball fields near the high school in Adel.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the entire staff at Johnston Mercy One Hospice who honored his service in the Iowa National Guard by lining the halls for his farewell as he left their care for his journey into heaven.
Memorials can be made to Johnston Mercy One Hospice or Animal Rescue League of Iowa.
The family will have a Celebration of Life for Goodson at a later date.
John Greenleaf Whittier
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is strange with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
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