George Robert “Bob” Goodwin, Jr.

George Robert “Bob” Goodwin, Jr. 79, of Earth, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 at the Lynwood Manor Nursing Home in Levelland. His body was donated to Texas Tech Medical School in Lubbock, for Alzheimers research. No formal services will be held, and at his request, his body will be cremated following the research.His ashes will be taken to Wichita, Kans., where he was born on Aug. 23, 1937 to George Sr., and Helen Edwards Goodwin. He graduated from East High School of Wichita, Kans, and later was the oldest member of the 1989 South Plains College Class to receive an Associate degree in Electronics Technology. At SPC, he was treasurer of the Teacher-Student Board, was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity, and an honor student on the Dean’s List in 1986, and on the President’s honor list in 1987 and 1988. He and Barbara “Bobbie” Thompson Burch were married July 26, 1970, when they combined his five children and her four children into one family. Bob was a long-time resident of Earth, after he moved from Lubbock to work at the Tolk Generating Station as an ironworker. He was a member of Ironworkers Local 412 Pipefitters/Plumbers Union of New Mexico. He retired in 2009. Surviving are his wife, Bobbie Goodwin of Earth; his two sons, Micheal “Mike” Goodwin of Rio Rancho, N.M. and Bill Goodwin of Lubbock; and three daughters, Jeannie Lolley, Lori Welch and Felicia Goodwin, all of Wichita, Kans.; 40+ grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jaci; and his step-children: Danny Bob Burch of Norman, Okla., Twyalia Voyles Crabb of Littlefield, Wesley Burch of Winfield, Mo., Jeffery Burch of Lubbock, and Robert Goodwin of Bledsoe.

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