Goodwin, Gerald Douglas

Age 52, passed away Friday, January 13, 2006 at McLaren Regional Medical Center due to a blood clot, as a result of his recent hip replacement surgery. Mr. Gerald Douglas Goodwin was born January 4, 1954 in Flint, MI, the son of Titus and Mary Ann (Gatlin) Goodwin. He united with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. Gerald graduated from Flint Northern High School, "Class of 1972". During his high school years he was very active in sports. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Corporal and excelled at the Naval Academy Prep School in both football and wrestling. At the Prep School he inspired many of his contemporaries and they remembered him as a person of the highest integrity and a superb athlete. He was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy where he played football. He set a record by scoring four touchdowns against Virginia in 1975. He also attended the University of Michigan-Flint. Gerald was employed as an electrician for General Motors Corporation for over 28 years, working at Buick City and Lake Orion Assembly Plants. On September 26, 1987, Gerald was joined in Holy Matrimony to Ms. Paula Kennedy. He was a loving husband and father to Sherrise Wright, Damian and Ricky Kennedy. Gerald was an avid motorcycle rider. His travels included yearly trips to motorcycle shows in Wisconsin. Internment is at the River Rest Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Road in Flint, MI.