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Jack Cecil Goodwin, 86, of Ashland, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
He was born Sept. 10, 1930, in Ashland to the late Cecil and Helen Hatcher Goodwin. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Boggess Goodwin in 2000; a brother, Homer Goodwin; and two sisters, Linda Miller and Jo Ann Carhart.
Jack was a member of Pollard Baptist Church and retired from the Ashland Fire Department after 20 years of service. He was a member of Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 350, American Legion Post 76 and Kentucky Bikers Association. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Goodwin of Morehead and Cindy Wesley and her husband, Robert, of Ashland; two grandchildren, Robert Wesley III and Katie Wesley both of Ashland; and a host of loving extended family members and friends.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Kingsbrook Lifecare Center and Community Hospice for the care given to Jack throughout his illness and in his final days.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland with Dr. Isaac W. Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by U.S. Army and American Legion Kenova Post 93.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be left at steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on  April 18, 2017
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