Richard Goodwin

Born in New Albany, MS on January 23, 1944

Departed on May 4, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Mr. Richard B. Goodwin, 74, of Gallatin, TN passed away on May 4, 2018 at NHC place in Gallatin. He was born on January 23, 1944 in New Albany, MS to the late James and Leone Goodwin. He is also preceded in death by one brother, Paul Goodwin.

Richard was an avid lover of bluegrass music. Throughout the years, he self-taught himself to play eight different instruments. Some of his favorite bluegrass artist were Rhonda Vincent, Bill Monroe, and Ricky Scaggs. Richard served five years in the United States Air Force as a Captain. He was also a very good handy man, and loved doing wood work. He met the love of his life; Mrs. Dawn Cannon Goodwin, and they were happily married for 50 years. He was truly an amazing husband, father, brother, and friend who will be truly missed.

Richard is survived by his wife, Dawn; daughters, Kimberly (Andrew) Carter and Amy (Michael) Reed; grandchildren, Laree, Andrew Jr., Morgan, and Mason; brother, James Goodwin.

A life celebration will be held at 1pm, Saturday, May 12th at Crestview Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 4-8pm on Friday and again from 11-1pm prior to the service on Saturday. Crestview Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flower donations made be made in Richard’s name to:

Love on a Leash

Music City Chapter/Richard Goodwin


Alzheimer’s Association

3 Comments to Richard Goodwin

  1. Jim Goodwin
    May 9, 2018 3:32 pm

    Good night, dear brother, sleep in peace till we are together again on the celestial shore. You deserve rest and serenity in the arms of our ever loving God.

  2. Peggy Jennings
    May 12, 2018 9:42 am

    My sincere sympathies to the family. Richard was such a fun classmate and friend. I was also one of his ROTC sponsors.

    God Bless each of his family members. Rest in Peace dear friend.

  3. Jack w Tunstill
    May 14, 2018 11:15 am

    Richard and I became friends in the eight grade at Bellevue Junior High. We lived on Felix Ave so we rode the Memphis City busses to school. Richard and shared flying models airplanes together. We both were in Memphis Central High School ROTC units. Richard was a marksman on the rifle team, I was on the drill team. He taught himself how to play the guitar.

    Richard and I stayed friends during our college years, he at Memphis State, me at Christian Brothers College. He joined the MSU USAF ROTC where he learned to fly before going on to be a KC-135 tanker pilot. Richard was my best man at my wedding. He was responsible for me meeting my wife on a blind date. We are still together after 52 years.

    Dawn, Richard has a special place in my heart. Though we did not see each other through the years, we still kept in touch. Ginger and I will remember his laugh and sweet approach to live. Rest In Peace, old friend. See you on the other side.

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