The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 2, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012


Calvin Vale Goodwin

Calvin Vale Goodwin, age 87, of Fairdale, entered eternal rest on Friday, September 28, 2012, at the Bowers Hospice House surrounded by his family.

Born October 24, 1924, in Belo, W.Va., to the late Boots Logan Goodwin and Orphie Noe Goodwin.

Mr. Goodwin was an honored World War II veteran and had received a Purple Heart. He also had previously worked in the coal mines here in West Virginia.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Ella Louise Goodwin and Garnell Goodwin Sheppard, all of whom resided in Kopperston, W.Va.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving and devoted wife of 39 years, Mrs. Freda Goodwin, at home; sons, Calvin Dale Goodwin of Providence, N.C., Claude Goodwin of Matheny, and Charles Goodwin of Cyclone; daughters, Phyllis Martin of Plant City, Fla., Orphie Klinert of Burton, Mich., and Arlene Meeks of Oceana; step children, Kathy Hayes of Perterstown, Randy Ackelson of Pineville, W.Va., and Robert Ackelson of Pineville; brothers, Joe Goodwin of Kopperston and Sid Goodwin of Dunedin, Fla.; sisters, Garnett Lusk of Kopperston and Katherine (Midge) Hicks of Kopperston; numerous grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends who all loved him dearly.

A celebration of Calvin’s life will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley, with Pastor  Ricky Proffitt officiating, assisted by McKenzie Proffitt. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley, where the Oak Hill VFW Post 3110 conducting military graveside rites.

Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Deekie Goodwin, Dale Goodwin, McKenzie Proffitt, Wallace Maynard Jr., Davie Bailey, and Frank Cook.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Road Beckley, WV 25801, in memory of Calvin.

Online condolences and other information available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

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