Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Vitus (Jack) Goodin, Adair County, KY (1929-2011)

He was a member of large, distinguished Northeast Adair County family. He had been a merchant, and was a farmer and avid outdoorsman. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Purdy Separate Baptist Chuch. His marriage to Geneva Burton Goodin had endured a remarkable 61 years

Vitus "Jack" Goodin, age 82 years of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 7:30pmCT, at the Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Jamie Bryant and Bro. Junior Holmes the officiating clergy. Interment in the Bearwallow Cemetery, 6080 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. The family request visitation after 4pmCT, on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Todd Akin, Christopher Goodin, Tony Grant, Dwight Lawless, Lonnie McAllister, and Kenneth Pyles.

Vitus "Jack" Goodin, Adair County, KY (1929-2011)

He was born February 19, 1929. He was the son of the late John Alfred and Mary Jane Burton Goodin of Adair County, KY. He died Wednesday, November 23, 2011, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 82 years, 9 months, and 4 days.

He was a member of the Purdy Separate Baptist Church and was a retired grocery store owner and a farmer who loved the outdoors and was a US Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Queenie Willis and Pauline Gentry; six half sisters: Emmer Simmons, Marthie Burton, Mary Lou Goodin, Ethel Williams, Doshie Willis, Soffie Shepherd; and three half brothers, Lawrence Goodin, Elbert Goodin and Claudy Goodin.

Mr. Goodin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Geneva Burton Goodin of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Three daughters:Vicky Goodin of Nashville, TN; Julia Goodin of Des Moines, Iowa; and Cindy Lawrence and husband John of Springfield, KY.

  • One son: Jackie Goodin and wife Barbara of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Josephine Willis of Springfield, Illinois

  • One grandson: Christopher Goodin of Columbia, KY

  • Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

    This story was posted on 2011-11-25 15:25:02
    Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
    Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Vitus (Jack) Goodin, Adair County, KY (1929-2011)

2011-11-25 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Vitus (Jack) Goodin, Adair County, KY (1929-2011)

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.