Command Sgt. Maj. Glenn W. Goodson, 87, awarded the Meritorious Service Medal

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Glenn W. Goodson
Glenn W. Goodson

Command Sgt. Maj. Glenn W. Goodson, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the age of 87.

He was born April 23, 1928, in Lancaster County, South Carolina, son of the late Harry and Bessie Goodson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Zane Goodson on May 7, 2015.

Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Futchs Goodson; a son, Butch Goodson and wife, Trish; a daughter, Debra Goodson; four grandchildren, Trey Goodson and wife, Mandie, Kellie Holcomb and husband, Blake, Brian Fulp and wife, Melissa and John Fulp; three great-grandchildren, Cameron and Hallie Holcomb and Caroline Goodson; and a loving sister, Elizabeth Robbins.

Command Sgt. Maj. Goodson retired from the U.S. Army in 1988, at which time he was honored with the Meritorious Service Medal. He was a longtime member of the Sudan Shriners, former captain of the Sudan Shriners Drum and Bugle Corp and a member of the Wilmington Masonic Lodge #319 A.F. & A.M.

He was a great family man and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He lived for his family, loving each unconditionally.

Share memories and condolences with the family from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015, at the Goodson home. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Zeman, Dr. Aman Pathak and the loving nurses at NHRMC-floors two and seven for their compassionate, loving care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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