Willard “David” Goodson, 81, of Jackson passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 as a result of a tragic automobile accident.

He was born August 29, 1934 in Jackson, son of Willard and Margaret Friedrich Goodson.  He and Jean Nenninger were married January 12, 1957 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cape Girardeau.

David was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and then worked for Lenco in Jackson as a foreman, retiring in 2000 after 48 years.  He also repaired televisions and radios out of his home for more than 20 years.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. David loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and would attend any event they were involved in.  He enjoyed family gatherings at the farm, and attending auctions.  He never met a stranger and always had a positive outlook on life.

Loving survivors include his wife, Jean, of 59 years; five children, Mark (Karen) Goodson, Mike Goodson, Scott (Donna) Goodson, Craig (Jill) Goodson of Jackson; and Stephanie (Curtis) Weidenbenner of Cape Girardeau; nine grandchildren, Rachael (Jonathan) Bremer, David (Jackie) Weidenbenner, Claire Goodson, Trevor Goodson, Lydia Goodson, Aaron Goodson, Landon (Aubri) Goodson, Annaka Goodson, and Kinsey Goodson; two step-grandchildren, Ryan Bollinger and Amy Kesterson; a great-grandchild, Isaac Bremer (and a second great-grandchild due any day); a step-great-grandchild, Liam Kesterson; a sister-in-law, Linda (the late Dean) Goodson of Jackson; two nephews Jeff (Lorie) Goodson of Maryville, Illinois and Todd (Kimberly) Goodson of Cape Girardeau.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, with Parish Prayers at 7 p.m., followed by a Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus Bishop Timon Council #6504 in Jackson.          The funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Revs. Joe Weidenbenner and John Harth concelebrating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to University Autism Center, 611 N. Fountain, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

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  1. Tami Nenninger

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Karen Rigdon

    Prayers for the family. Thinking of you and wishing you comfort during this difficult time.

  3. Betty & Larry Essner

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our prayers.

  4. Amanda Hente

    Sending our love from our family to yours. We are blessed to have known this wonderful man for so long.

    Paula, Amanda, Brittany, & Jack

  5. Irma Harms

    Our condolences. We’re thinking about you in these hard times.
    Jan, Vroukje, Irma (Earma) & Sanne Harms

  6. David & Sue Crites

    Scott, Donna and all the family,

    Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and God’s Blessings during this most difficult time of loss.

    David & Sue Crites

  7. Sean and Cindy Poston

    Thinking of your family at this difficult time. Sean and Cindy Poston

  8. Darrell, Cris, & Taylor Hess

    Prayers and condolences to your family.

  9. Sending thoughts and prayers to all your family in your loss. Condolences from all of our family to yours. Jerry and Billie Nenninger, Albany, Oregon

  10. Theresa Baugh

    Your family is in my prayers.

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