Glen Earl Goodin
April 18, 1935 -
October 22, 2020

Visitation

October 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Service 

October 27, 2020
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Glen Earl Goodin, age 85, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 2 PM on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Vann officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until 2 PM Tuesday at Higgins Funeral Home.

Glen was born on April 18, 1935 in Kinston, AL to the late Arthur Curtis and Mamie Etta Powell Goodin. One day after earning his Bachelors Degree from Auburn University, he was drafted to serve in the United States Army National Guard during the Berlin crisis. Glen worked for Boeing in Huntsville and was the purchaser for the Saturn V rocket fuel. He also served as a University Research Administrator for the University of Alabama at Huntsville and was Vice President of Texas A&M Research Foundation. Glen was an avid Auburn basketball and football fan. He also loved attending UAH basketball games. In addition to supporting his Tigers, he loved to hunt and fish. Glen passed away on October 22, 2020 at Lincoln Medical Center.

Survivors include his daughters, Melanie Goodin and Mandy Goodin of Fayetteville; brother, Arvel (Martha) Goodin of Dothan, AL; nieces and nephews, Earl (Karen) King, Becky King, Monetta (Eddie) Reyes, Rick (Michele) Dobson, Julia Robertson, Sally (Mark) Temple, Anna (Alan) Pearce, Carmen (Steve) Pearce, and Matthew (Courtney) Goodin; and special friends, Mary Summerlin and Valerie Seaquist. In addition to his parents, Glen was preceded in death by his wife, Edna “Gay” Jennings Goodin; and siblings, Landa Goodin, Jean King, Emmie Smith, and Christine Dobson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, 200 Elk Avenue, North, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Glen Earl Goodin.

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7 Comments

  1. Nancy Ginn

    I worked with Glen for many years at the Texas A&M Research Foundation and have fond memories of him. Everyone loved his sangria that he brought when we had our work picnics! I am sad to hear of his passing and will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Wendi Peterson

    Melanie & Mandy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  3. C. Joyce Porch

    To the Family of Glen Goodin, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Glen at the Texas A&M Research Foundation until he moved on. He always told me, when I would let him know that I was traveling to Alabama, that I was going to God’s country. And he knew what he was talking about. Glen was a joy to be around. I pray that the Lord will strengthen you during this hour of bereavement and that He will be with during your times of loneliness. Remember you are not alone, God will take care of you. In Jesus’ name.

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  4. C. Joyce Porch

    To the Family of Glen Goodin,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Glen at the Texas A&M Research Foundation until he moved on. He always told me when I told him I was traveling to Alabama that I was going to God’s country. And he knew what he was talking about. I pray the Lord with strengthen during this hour and be with you when no one else is around. God will take care of you. In Jesus’ name.

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  5. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Jane, Mary & Goodin Girls I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed going to Fayetteville First Methodist with Gay and Glen. I would run into Glen at Walmart and we would stop and chat. I have always felt close to Glady’s children. I do not get out but I will keep you all in my Prayers. Love Joyce Johnson

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  6. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Jane, Mary & Glen’s Girls I am sorry for your loss. I was always glad to see Gay and Glen at Church and get to chat with them. Glen would always know me at Walmart with a smile. I always remember our family being close to Gladys, and her girls. I so not get to get out but I will be thinking about you all. Joyce Kelso Johnson

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  7. Fonda A Blair

    Glenn was an awesome, multi- talented individual with a loving, Christian heart..He will be missed
    Sympathy,prayers and comfort to all the family and his friends. May God strengthen you during this time of bereavement.

    Reply

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7 Comments

  1. Nancy Ginn

    I worked with Glen for many years at the Texas A&M Research Foundation and have fond memories of him. Everyone loved his sangria that he brought when we had our work picnics! I am sad to hear of his passing and will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Wendi Peterson

    Melanie & Mandy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. C. Joyce Porch

    To the Family of Glen Goodin, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Glen at the Texas A&M Research Foundation until he moved on. He always told me, when I would let him know that I was traveling to Alabama, that I was going to God’s country. And he knew what he was talking about. Glen was a joy to be around. I pray that the Lord will strengthen you during this hour of bereavement and that He will be with during your times of loneliness. Remember you are not alone, God will take care of you. In Jesus’ name.

    Reply
  4. C. Joyce Porch

    To the Family of Glen Goodin,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Glen at the Texas A&M Research Foundation until he moved on. He always told me when I told him I was traveling to Alabama that I was going to God’s country. And he knew what he was talking about. I pray the Lord with strengthen during this hour and be with you when no one else is around. God will take care of you. In Jesus’ name.

    Reply
  5. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Jane, Mary & Goodin Girls I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed going to Fayetteville First Methodist with Gay and Glen. I would run into Glen at Walmart and we would stop and chat. I have always felt close to Glady’s children. I do not get out but I will keep you all in my Prayers. Love Joyce Johnson

    Reply
  6. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Jane, Mary & Glen’s Girls I am sorry for your loss. I was always glad to see Gay and Glen at Church and get to chat with them. Glen would always know me at Walmart with a smile. I always remember our family being close to Gladys, and her girls. I so not get to get out but I will be thinking about you all. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Reply
  7. Fonda A Blair

    Glenn was an awesome, multi- talented individual with a loving, Christian heart..He will be missed
    Sympathy,prayers and comfort to all the family and his friends. May God strengthen you during this time of bereavement.

    Reply

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