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Walter Lee Goodwin, age 74, of Fayetteville, passed away June 15, 2020.
Walt was born on January 19, 1946 to the late Laurence and Marjorie Goodwin. Walt grew up in Kosmos, WA alongside his sister, Ann. After he graduated from high school, he joined the United States Army and served his country in Vietnam, something he was very proud of but didn’t speak about often. Walt began his lifelong career with the airlines starting with Western and continuing through with Delta. He relocated from Seattle, WA to Fayetteville, GA in 1993. After a long, successful career, Walt retired from Delta.
Walt was a proud husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He wed his beloved Judy on November 16, 1990. The couple spent 29 wonderful years together. Judy passed away just 10 weeks prior to Walt. He was a loving and supportive father to one daughter, Chalon. He was “Grandpa” to four granddaughters. Walt was social and enjoyed the deep friendships he kept. He spent many fun evenings playing Dominos (“Bones”) with his buddies. Walt loved being out and about. He was loving, kind and a bit opinionated. He loved riding his Harley and lounging by the pool. He had a passion for golf and could often be found on the greens.
Along with his parents, Walt was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years: Judy May Goodwin. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Chalon and Andy Miller of Fayetteville; granddaughters: Caitlyn, Riley, Makenley and Payton; sister: Ann Pederson of Centralia, WA; niece and nephews: Randi Bieker, Ryan Stockdale, Bryson Pederson, all of Centralia, WA.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com. The Goodwin family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville, GA.
Terence John O'Brien says
Godspeed buddy, I miss you
Kent Jackson says
Never be the same without you. Thanks for being a great friend, work colleague, golf partner and neighbor Miss you much!
PeeWee Clevinger says
You were my best friend growing up in Kosmos and I’ll always remember the stay-overs, the playing in the fields around Kosmos and the playing Army with our BB guns and eating bean sandwiches. RIP my friend!
Blanch Fernandez says
Great memories of both you and Judy at SEARES. RIL.
Mike Schultz says
Really going to miss you out there on the course and just hanging out.
James Sweeney says
When I was a new airline employee Walt was in a leadership position. His kindness, great job knowledge and guidence helped me develop my own career withinthe industry. I will always remember him with fondness and gratitude.
Miles zuluaga says
A nicer man I’ve never met.
Travel well my friend.
Bill Alger says
Your already missed every day, Walt. So many great memories. Miles of smiles.
Chalon Miller says
I love you Dad! Missing you immensely
Pat Ketchum says
So happy to have known you and Judy. Rest In Peace Walt.
Tony L Hoover says
A truly kind, wonderful, fun guy. A great friend who always saw the good in everyone. I pray he is in the arms of God today.
Ryan Stockdale says
Wish we could have teed it up one more time! Miss you uncle! ❤️
Cindy Dack says
Walt you were one of my favorite agents to work with and even got to play golf with! I haven’t seen you since going to Atlanta but we always hoped you and Judy would come to Seattle in the summer for our fun golf
Weekend every summer! I always think of you and I am very sad that you are not with us!
R I P. my friend!
Cathy Ley says
Walt, You touched a lot of lives with your great smile. You and Judy were a great constant for us. Take care dear friend.
Dan Tatum says
So many memories….The 70’s were our time for some memories….Western Slow Pitch games…The parking lot hours after closing up the Rain Tree Tavern….it was a blast…PIP Walt
Joyce Sykes says
Hope you and Dennie can enjoy a round of golf in heaven.
You will be missed here by many who knew you.
George Gonzalez says
Walt was everyone’s BFF. My days at Western and Delta were always more enjoyable if Walt was working. RIP my friend; I will miss you!
Lynn Victor says
I had the pleasure to work with Walt way back in Domestic Customer Service at Delta. Great times! I have fond memories of Walt and Judy…. always a good time with those two!! Rest in Peace!
Danah Jennings VerValen says
It was a pleasure to know Walt. He had good stories and was really fun to be around. We are missing him.
Cristina Figueiredo says
Miss you both.
Katherine Evans-Race says
Walt was one of my all time favorite people! We worked together at the Western ticket counter in Sea as we “grew up” through our twenties, then later in our thirties in Res. Walt was such an all around nice guy and so very funny! Our worlds changed when so many moved to Atlanta and we all began to grow older. Seems odd to say you miss someone you haven’t seen for about thirty years, but Walt was that kind of guy, one of a kind that shared his humor, wit and kindness with us all. I feel fortunate to have known him when I did. My sincere condolences to his daughter and his family.
Kitty Petrie says
So sorry to hear about Walt…I hope Gordie, Denny and Walt are all together😢😇🥰
Ed Dewing says
In passing Walt left smiles on our faces and love in our hearts. I enjoyed, back in the day, being a part of friends and softball buddies, with Western airlines. Rest in piece Walt, your memories will be held forever……HEP HEP!!
Bob Krakowski says
I golfed with Walt a few times and knew him from work but also heard a lot of him from his friends. I wish I could have known him better, rest in peace buddy.
Lisa Garrison says
Walt we loved you and Judy to pieces. We miss you both every day.
Walt and Judy are together. I loved working and learning from them at Delta. Walts humor was always entertaining… he made work fun. I also know his closest friends loved him deeply. He will be greatly missed… family- so sorry for your loss.. prayers…
Rick Stockdale says
🙏 Rest In Peace my friend 🙏 You are loved and missed 💔🍺💔
jim raab says
i met walter in sept of 1964 at centralia college …. we ve been friends for 56 years …. i saw him off when he went to viet nam and i welcomed him home when he got back …. i helped getting him a job at Western Airlines and we worked together for a long time …. i visited him a lot when he moved to hawaii …. i visited him a lot when he moved to georgia ….we played a lot of softball , pool , golf , and drank a few beers together . we facetimed , text d or called each other at least 5 or 6 times a week …. we took many many road trips thru georgia , alabama , south carolina and florida …. we took many road trips to the washington and Oregon coast …. he was an extremely good guy and friend …. i miss him with all my heart and will always miss him …. im still in denial and disbelief …. i knew his parents and his sister and his daughter was born on my birthday …. RIP you dirty dog !
Collen cosgrove says
I met Judy and Walt back before Delta
That is like 40 years ago
You will always be in my memories I will never forget you. Love to Chalon and and her 4 daughters t
Charene Alderman McElroy says
Walt was my brother-in-law for a short time in the early 80s. He had a great smile and was always welcoming. I see in the photo that he carried that amazing smile to the end.
John Bozinny says
I remember you from the WAL tkt counter days. You worked hard and you played hard.
Dean Droppelman says
Walt was one of the Good guys that God put on this earth to share with all of us. It was a great pleasure to work with Walt, play softball, golf, and to socialize with. When I remember Walt I will always remember that huge smile that infected us all even during the difficult times. Rest In Peace Walt as your work is now complete.
Roger Royston says
I met Walt when I transferred to SEA from DEN in 1983. He had a very welcoming smile and was a pleasure to work with.
Rest in peace my brother . …🐩🍷✈️🙏🏿
Hans-Joachim Feddern says
The last time I saw Walt and Judy was at their going away party to ATL. They had a place on the hillside above Dash Point Dock. I worked with both of them in SEA RES after I transferred in from DEN after the merger. It was a pleasure to work with both of them! Always funny and a great sense of humor! Rest in peace and hope to see you on the other side!