James Goodowens

Obituary of James Bruce Goodowens

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Mr. James Bruce Goodowens, age 82 of Fyffe, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Pleasant View Cemetery @ Dutton. The family will receive friends from 12pm-2pm, prior to the service, on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the funeral home. Bruce was born on September 25, 1940 to the late Rudolph Lamar Goodowens and Mary Lou Kelly Goodowens. He graduated from Scottsboro in 1958. Bruce served in the Army and was a member of the 101st Airborne Division and also served as an Alabama Highway Patrolman. He contributed to the development and success of the Saturn V Rocket, while employed at Brown Engineering in Huntsville. Bruce traveled to Saudi Arabia and Egypt to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during his career with them and prior to his retirement. He loved his feline companion, Molly. Bruce was an Alabama football fan, golfer, and fisherman. He was a history buff and was especially interested in the world wars, civil war, and the wild west years. **Survivors** Wife: Barbara Lackey Goodowens Daughters: Karen Patterson Reid (Tony) and Stacy Goodowens Tabb (Dan) Son: Gregory Bruce Goodowens (Jennifer) Brother: Kelly Goodowens (Dolores) Grandchildren: Kaitlyn Paige Goodowens, Justin Taylor Goodowens, Zachary Thomas Goodowens, Trevor Gregory Goodowens, Kieran Quinn Tabb, Molly Adair Tabb **Mr. Goodowens was preceded in death by his father: Rudolph Lamar Goodowens; mother: Mary Lou Kelly Goodowens; brother: Fowler Lamar Goodowens (Betty)** Arrangements Entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel
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Sunday
4
December

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2022
W.T Wilson Funeral Chapel
2226 Shiloh Main Street
Rainsville, Alabama, United States
Sunday
4
December

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2022
W.T Wilson Funeral Chapel
2226 Shiloh Main Street
Rainsville, Alabama, United States
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