SIOUX CITY | Clayton F. Goodwin, 82, of Sioux City passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Kenny Hsu officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the U.S. Naval Reserves. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Clayton was born on July 12, 1931, in Carroll, Iowa, to George and Dovie (Fletcher) Goodwin. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After returning home, he was a fireman for the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sergeant Bluff. Later, he delivered mail for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 29 years.
He was married to Betty Tapper on June 11, 1952, in San Jose, Calif. She preceded him in death on May 6, 1987, in Sioux City. He was later married to Gloria Udell on Sept. 3, 1988, in Elk Point, S.D.
He enjoyed gardening and growing flowers and harvesting various fruits. Clayton was an outdoors man, who enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, and all types of birds. He was a member of the American Legion.
Clayton is survived by his wife, Gloria Goodwin of Sioux City; daughter, Debra (Jeff) Lane of Tacoma, Wash.; a son, Daniel (Susan) Goodwin of Salix, Iowa; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Goodwin and significant other, Ellie of Uma, Ariz.; and sisters, Doris Pile of Lincoln, Neb., and Carolyn (Jerry) Fischer of Mesa, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Betty; and two sisters, Della and Betty.