2011-12-10 / Obituaries

John “Jack” Goodin

A funeral service for John “Jack” Goodin, of Newark and formerly Buckeye Lake, was held December 7, 2011, at the Criss- Schoedinger Funeral Home with interment in Newark Memorial Gardens.

John was born in Newark on September 20, 1942, to the late Howard and Elsie (Fulk) Goodin. He died on Saturday December 3, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was 69.

“Jack,” as he was called by his friends, was a member of the Newark High School Class of ‘61 and member of the Brushy Fork United Methodist Church, where he served on numerous boards. He was the founder of Goodin Electric, a commercial property entrepreneur, former owner of the Bullseye Saloon, and was a member of the ACME Masonic Lodge, 32 degree, Scottish Rite, and the Shriners. He was a former resident of Buckeye Lake where he served on Village Council and developed the Blue Heron Boardwalk shopping center. He and his late wife, Marjorie, donated the property for the Buckeye Lake Museum in 1997.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie (Van Orman) in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Debbie; sons, J.R. (Cindy) Goodin and Howard (Julie) Goodin; granddaughters, Courtney and Grace Goodin, and Cindy’s children, Kate, Rachel, Sydney, Tori, and Regan Carpenter; his father-in-law, Fred McClain; Debbie’s children, Alex and Anthony Anderson, Becki Gienger, Jessica (Joe) Wiley; Becki’s daughter, Chloe Lackey; Jessica’s son, Kordell Wiley; and his loving pets, Coach, George, and Sandy.

Friends may go to www.CrissSchoedinger.com to sign an online guestbook or share a special memory. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio in his memory.

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