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William Thomas Goodwin

June 2, 1929 ~ December 4, 2021 (age 92)

Obituary

William T. Goodwin, 92 of Gallatin, Passed away Saturday December 4th, 2021. Born in Cumberland City, TN June 2nd., 1929 he was the son of the late Marvin Goodwin and Minnie Pulley Goodwin. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Willa Deane DiNardo; his second wife, Elizabeth Ann McGrady Goodwin who passed in 2018; and siblings. Bill enlisted in the Army and had served with the 537th Field Artillery Battalion from 1951 until 1953. Following his discharge he worked for the Henderson Star News as the advertising manager and copywriter. During this time he developed an interest and talent for songwriting. During the late 50’s and 60’s Bill recorded and toured the country. In 1971 being weary of the life of a musician, Bill left performing and got a job as executive vice president for Hubert Long (Stable of Stars). One year into that new job, Long died and Bill was approached by some of the agency’s clients and encouraged to open up his own agency. The Bill Goodwin Agency stayed in business until Bill retired in 1985 at the age of 81. Throughout his life Bill was an active musician, promoter of Country Western Bands, an old car aficionado. He also loved his fruit trees and owned a farm on Happy Hollow Road, Goodlettsville where he raised Black Angus Cattle. He was an avid pilot and had owned his own airplane as well. Bill is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Shelley Harmon (Mike); granddaughters, Adrienne Crane (Danny) and Audrey Harmon (Jason); great-granddaughters, Kambrayah and Ashlynne; and a sister, Virginia Crosslin. A celebration of life service will be held Thursday at 11 AM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, TN followed by interment with military honors at Beech Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:30 until 11 AM.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 9, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Cole & Garrett Chapel Goodlettsville
127 N. Main Street
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Celebration of Life
Thursday
December 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Cole & Garrett Chapel Goodlettsville
127 N. Main Street
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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