John Vincent Goodwin

  John Vincent Goodwin, of Pomeroy, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022, after a lengthy illness. John was born in Pomeroy on January 23, 1950, the second son of David and Philomena (Ventre) Goodwin.
  He is survived by his wife of four years, Cheryl Howells-Goodwin; sons Kyle (Carissa) Goodwin and Jay (Lisa) Goodwin with his first wife Linda (Hackett) Goodwin; stepsons Robert (Julia) Howells, Scott (Blanca) Howells and Kenneth (Tiffany) Howells: granddaughters Caitlin and Kayleigh Goodwin and grandson Henry Goodwin: step grandsons Nathan, Cody, Brandon, Greyson, Joshua, Christopher, Noah, Dakota, and Uriah Howells, Tim Leiffer, and Colton Bonenberger, step granddaughter Sydney Howells, step great-grandson Gibson Keller, and step great-granddaughter Hazel Leiffer.  He is also survived by brothers David (Brenda) Goodwin and Gene (Sherry) Goodwin, and sister Marlene (Mark) Friedman, as well as additional extended family.
  John graduated from Pomeroy/Meigs Local High School—where he was a member of the band, the basketball and football teams, and the National Honor Society—in 1968.  He then attended The Ohio State University, graduating in 1972 and remaining a dedicated follower of the school’s football and basketball teams.  After college, he pursued a long career as an accountant, which he began after passing all sections of the CPA exam on his first attempt – a rare feat at the time.
  John enjoyed good food, good friends, and good jokes. He was an avid sports fan throughout his life, watching and attending countless games over the years, including during his decades living in South Florida, where he also coached and refereed youth soccer and football and served as a Boy Scout leader for many years.  He was a lover of animals, including his two devoted dogs, Abby and Lucy.  He was a kind person who tried to help others when he could.  He will be missed.
Arrangements are being handled by Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy.  A memorial service will be held at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alfred United Methodist Church, Meigs County Canine Rescue and Adoption Center, and The National Kidney Foundation.

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