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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX

OBITUARY

Steven Lee Goodmon

March 1, 1935July 23, 2019

Steven Lee Goodmon, age 84, passed away July 23, 2019 at his home in Burnet, Texas following a diagnosis of metastasized esophageal cancer on July 5.

Steve was born in Arrowsmith, Illinois on March 1, 1935 to the late Marvin and Helen Glynn Goodmon. He lived in Weldon, Illinois and graduated from Deland-Weldon High School in 1953. He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign before joining the US Air Force, where he learned his profession of Air Traffic Control from which he retired in 1989. He was also involved in distributing, publishing and writing Christian books while living in Indianola, Iowa.

While in the Air Force and stationed in Wichita, Kansas, Steve met Frances J. Wiese from Grand Island, Nebraska. They were married January 13, 1957 in the Messiah Lutheran Church in Grand Island. To them were born one son and one daughter. Surviving are son Brian Goodmon, his wife Claudette Pierre, son Christoph Pierre and his wife Kristin, and their two children Cameron Roger and Cayson John; daughter (Lori) Lee Purdy, her husband Richard Purdy, and their three children Helen Grace, Axel Vance and Elsa Rose. Also surviving are brothers Jack and Greg Goodmon and their wives, sister Jean Hauser, and brother-in-law Don Reis. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Patricia Reis.

Along with his love of family and friends, Steve had three loves that he thoroughly enjoyed until death: basketball, aviation and serving the Lord Jesus Christ. Having lived in Illinois, Texas, Kansas, Iowa and Arkansas, he returned to his beloved Texas, and at retirement he designed and built the house in which he and Fran lived for 27 years.

The funeral will be at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet on Friday, July 26. Greeting the family and viewing of the body will be at 10:00 AM, followed by the service at 11:00 AM, and burial at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be given to two mission organizations they have been involved in since the early 1960s: Guine Anderson serving in China who established Harvest Now Inc.; and Abraham Mathew serving in India who pioneered India Gospel Team Inc.

  • FAMILY

  • Frances J Goodmon, Wife
  • Brian Goodmon, Son
  • Claudette Pierre, Daughter-in-law
  • Christoph Pierre, Grandson
  • Kristin Pierre, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Cameron Roger Pierre, Great Grandson
  • Cayson John Pierre, Great Grandson
  • (Lori) Lee Purdy, Daughter
  • Richard Purdy, Son-in-law
  • Helen Grace Purdy, Granddaughter
  • Axel Vance Purdy, Grandson
  • Elsa Rose Purdy, Granddaughter
  • Jack Goodmon, Brother
  • Greg Goodmon, Brother
  • Jean Hauser, Sister
  • Don Reis, Brother-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jay Paul Roy, Pallbearer
  • Larry Tondre, Pallbearer
  • Jim Moore, Pallbearer
  • Guine Anderson, Pallbearer
  • Abraham Mathew, Pallbearer
  • Joe Noonan, Pallbearer
  • Jim Cassell, Pallbearer
  • Barak Asbill, Pallbearer

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Clements-Wilcox Chapel Friday, July 26, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park

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Charylene (Fisher) Taylor

August 2, 2019

As a member of the DeLand-Weldon Alumni Association I extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Steve Goodmon, a 1953 graduate of our schools.

Charylene "Fisher" Taylor
Class of 1959

Patty Mackey

July 26, 2019

My sincere condolences to Fran and family at this sad time. My late husband and I knew Steve during the Air Force years, as my husband was an air controller, too. What I remember and will always remember about Steve was his smile, sense of humor and flawless character. We always kept in touch, even after the service years....Rest in Peace, Steve; I know you are with your Beloved Lord now.
In sympathy,
Pat Mackey

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Biography

      Steven Lee Goodmon was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Steven will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Steven was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Steven leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Steven Lee Goodmon.