Spencer Layfette Goodwin, 99, of Henderson passed away Jan. 21, 2021 at Henderson Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Ron Davidson officiating.
Burial followed in Cabo Cemetery. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 5-8 p.m. on Friday.
He was born March 2, 1921 in the Cabo Community of Chester County, the son of the late John Alvy Augusta and Jossie Jane Spencer Goodwin. He went to school in Chester County and graduated High School in Deering, Mo., in 1939.
He married Grace Sharum of Doniphan, Mo., in 1942. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1942, serving aboard the USS Mahan in the South Pacific. The ship was sunk by being hit by nine suicide bombers on Dec. 7, 1944, and he then served in Norfork, Va., until 1945.
He owned and operated Edge Paper Box Manufacturing Company in Lynnwood, Calif., until he sold the business in 1965.
He worked for All American Home Center for 10 years.
They moved back to Chester County in 1976. He and Mrs. Goodwin owned and operated Goodwin Manufacturing Company. He retired in 1984.
He was a life member of the VFW Post 4844. He was a member of the Enville Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Sharum Goodwin of Henderson; three sons, Bobby Spence (Theresa) Goodwin of Henderson, Dennis Owen (Pamela) Goodwin of Jackson and Gary Augusta (Debbie) Goodwin of Henderson; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Alvin Edward Goodwin; and one sister, Mary Kathleen Swank.