Apex Funeral Home

550 W Williams St, Apex, NC


Donald Gray Goodwin

September 25, 1927September 8, 2019
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Donald “Don” G. Goodwin, 91 of Apex, passed away at Preston Pointe Retirement Community on September 8, 2019.

Don was born September 25, 1927 in Wake County, NC. He graduated from Apex High School. Don served in the Army Air Corps at Iwo Jima. He farmed most of his life, ending his work career cleaning homes and offices.

Don was preceded in death by his father, Carl Goodwin; his mother, Nellie Olive Goodwin; and brother, Bruce Goodwin.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Grace Eakes Goodwin; son, Mark Goodwin; daughter, Amy Power; sister, Peggy Gray; four grandchildren, Joshua Goodwin (wife, Sara); Amy Wescott (husband, Keith); Zachary Power (wife, Megan); and Tori Jo Power; three grandchildren, Lila and Otis Goodwin; and Zachary Power; beloved nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Olive Chapel Baptist Church, 600 New Hill Olive Chapel Rd, Apex, NC with a visitation prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Family gives thanks for the excellent care of their caretakers, Rebecca and MyAsia McKinney.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Being Salt and Light Ministries, 5448 Apex Peakway, Suite 314, Apex, NC 27502.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019


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Amanda Thompson

September 12, 2019

Mr. Don will always be remembered! He was a good man and I am so thankful that I got the opportunity to have known him. Rest in peace Mr. Don! You will be missed tremendously!

Auby Harris

September 11, 2019

Grace, Mark, and Amy

We were sorry to learn that Don had passed away, but very happy to have known him. We liked Don very much and will miss him very much, but he has a special place in our hearts and minds - so he still lives on in each of us every time we pause to remember what a good man he was and still remains. Good people are a most valuable treasure to us all. We will miss Don the man, but are still blessed by Don the Immortal Treasure.

Auby and Kathy Harris

Flora & Joe Kosarski

September 10, 2019

Dear Grace,

Joe and I send our sincerest and warmest sympathies to you and family members on the passing of your beloved Don. We treasure the friendship of this quiet and gentle man dear Grace. Our memories of him will always remain in our hearts. May the peace of God and the tranquility of Jesus Christ reign in your heart and in the hearts of those closest to Don and to you.

Love - Flora & Joe Kosarski
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