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Raymond Max Goodwin, 76, of Knox City, Missouri, died Tuesday morning, August 5, 2008, at his residence in Knox City, Missouri.
Max was born on April 30, 1932, in Knox City, Missouri, the son of Claude Austin and Essie Louise Lenthall Goodwin.
Max lived his entire life in Knox City, Missouri except for a time when he served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.
On May 21, 1955, in Canton, Missouri, Max married Marilyn Joan Hazelman and to this union two boys and three girls were born.
Max worked most of his life as a construction worker and was active and a member of the Colony Masonic Lodge #168 and the Knox City American Post #358.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Goodwin of Knox City, Missouri; two sons, Terry and his wife Karen Goodwin of Knox City, Missouri and Todd and his wife Lori Goodwin of Knox City, Missouri; three daughters, Debra and her husband Wayne Rudd of Knox City, Missouri, Shelia Goodwin of Knox City, Missouri and Diane and her husband Mark Lee of Hannibal, Missouri; a sister, Ramona Jean Shaw of Chatsworth, California; a sister-in-law, Martha Goodwin of Trenton, Georgia; twelve grandchildren; a step granddaughter; eleven great grandchildren; three step great granddaughters; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Max was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Raymond Wayne Bryant in infancy; and two brothers, Byron Goodwin and Donald Wayne Goodwin.
Graveside services, with Full Military Honors by Missouri Veterans Honors Team, were held Thursday, August 7, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Knox City Cemetery in Knox City, Missouri.
Visitation was after 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2008, with the family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. A Masonic Service, by Colony Masonic Lodge #168 was held Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Reverend Sam Smith and Reverend Mike Wilson officiated and Casket Bearers were Keith Pulse, Wade Goodson, Tony Pulse, Robert Hubble, Bill Hayes, and Allen Hatfield; along with Honorary Bearers, Larry Goodson, John Will Nicol, Rick Goodson, David McCabe, Robert Pape, and David Hatfield.
An expression of sympathy in memory of Max Goodwin may be left to the Hospice of Northeast Missouri or the Knox City Fire Department. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.