Lester A. Goodson

December 20, 1921December 28, 2018

After a short illness, Lester A. Goodson passed away peacefully on Friday, December 28, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on August 30, 1921, Lester leaves behind his wife Sylvia. They had an amazing life together, full of adventure, respect, love and friendship which will bind them together forever.

His love for family was endless and unconditional as was theirs for him. He was the best Uncle and friend anyone could have and will be greatly missed by his niece, Martha Skoegard (Morgan) and great nieces, Tracy Stoner (son’s David & Jared) and Meredith Hackleman.

Lester enlisted in the Army at the beginning of WWII and was stationed in Europe. Upon an honorable discharge, he moved to Alabama to attend University where he received a degree as a Civil Engineer. While in school he met Sylvia whom he wed in 1951.

He spent 35 years as a civil engineer with Robert & Co.. He participated in many important projects such as the design of the Atlanta Airport. Upon retirement, he opened his own civil engineering firm. His outstanding accomplishments, reputation and attention to detail brought him many projects which took him all over the world.

For an analytical person, he had a gift to tell captivating stories about his travels and had a wonderful sense of humor. His memory was uncanny and amazed everyone with his ability to recall every detail of events in his life.

We all love you Lester Goodson and you made a positive difference in all of our lives which we will always cherish. You were a special and remarkable man and this world is a better place because of you.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, January 7, 2019 at Oakwood Memorial Cemetery, 2100 Moncrieff Road Gardendale, Al. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Rd. Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to the charity of your choice.


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