Middleboro – John Wesley Goodman, age 71, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family after a long illness with heart disease.
Mr. Goodman is survived by his daughter Christina A. Fitzgerald of Middleboro, MA and his son Robert W. Goodman of Quincy, MA and his former wife, Pamela A Weeden. He also left behind four grandchildren: Wesley M and Jayden R Goodman of Randolph, Chelsea A and MacKenzie A Fitzgerald of Middleboro.
John is a veteran of the Viet Nam war where he earned several medals. He was proud to have served his country for four years and was very patriotic. He grew up in Smithville, Missouri. He was the son of the late Wesley D and Mae Nola Goodman. He was the oldest of four children. He leaves behind his sister Joyce J Goetz of Kansas City. MO and is preceded in death by his two younger brothers Matthew J and George W Goodman. John grew up on a farm which he was very proud of. His family raised livestock in addition to growing corn and soy beans. After serving in the military John worked at General Motors in Kansas City, Kansas. In 1981, he moved to Randolph, MA with his family to start a new life as a plumber. He worked as an indentured apprentice while he attended school in the evenings eventually earning his Master Plumbers License. He built his own company and enjoyed the work he did. He had a natural mechanical ability. John was an avid golfer and enjoy being on the course. He loved sports and was a loyal Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan. He also adopted the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots as two of his favorite teams. John was a story teller and had an infectious laugh and great sense of humor. He loved his family and was proud of his children, grandchildren and their accomplishments.
A private funeral service will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, with Militarily Honors.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s name to Old Colony hospice 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379