Ronald Carroll Goodwin Sr.

Published 9:27 pm Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ronald Carroll “Ronnie” Goodwin Sr., 69, of Suffolk, Va., passed away on Oct. 31, 2012.  A native of Sunbury, N.C., he was the son of the late Raymond I. Goodwin and Hazel Jones Goodwin. Ronnie was an avid motorcyclist, billiard and guitar player. He had a myriad of family, friends and loved ones, and cherished the time spent with each and every one of them. He earned his living as a machinist at Benthall, Suffolk Iron Works and Gwaltney.

He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Rachel S. Goodwin; sons and daughter-in-law: Ronald C. Goodwin Jr. and Beth Goodwin and David A. Goodwin; honorary adopted son: David W. Garrett; grandchildren: Ben, Daniel, Allen, Amber and Myah; great-grandchildren: Alexis, Aria, Rachel and Brantley; brother: Ray Goodwin; and sisters and brother-in-law, Anita Brewer and Ray Brewer and Peggie Whitley.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory, officiated by the Rev. Gary Vaughan. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Sunbury, N.C. Friends may join the family for visitation on Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad or to Sentara Hospice in Suffolk. Condolences may be registered online at

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