David Lee Goodwin

September 2, 1961December 3, 2011

David Lee Goodwin passed away peacefully at home December 3, 2011 after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer. He was surrounded and comforted by loving family and friends. David was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Lee Goodwin and George William Goodwin.

David attended North Carolina public schools and was a proud graduate of North Carolina State University in Industrial Engineering. He was always interested in the electrical design of commercial products growing up and was blessed to fulfill his passion in a career in mobile phone research and development. His work brought him to all parts of the world where he was exposed to different cultures and beautiful lands. He loved the outdoors, especially his vegetable gardening and mountain hiking. A dedicated and enthusiastic Wolfpack fan, he loved to attend NCSU football, basketball and baseball games with friends.

David was a devoted family man. He was a loving husband and proud dad to his two daughters. He was a person of deep and abiding faith and an active member of Saint Francis United Methodist Church. The family wishes to express gratitude to our church community, beloved family, friends and David’s colleagues for their tremendous support during his illness.

He is survived by his wife, Janeen Almond Goodwin; stepdaughter, Shelby Ruth Austin, and daughter, Allison Lee Goodwin. Additional survivors include brother, Gary Goodwin of Sophia, NC; sisters, Judy Thurow and husband Norman of San Antonio, TX, and Susan Webb and husband Alden of Rockingham, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Saint Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511. Preceding the service, family will receive relatives and friends from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at a reception in the St. Francis Fellowship Hall. Burial will follow the service at Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Francis UMC (see above address) , the V Foundation for cancer research at ( / 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266/(

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, NC


  • Visitation and Reception Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Henry Su

December 10, 2011

So sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of David discussing the latest Wolfpack results during our days at Ericsson/Sony Ericsson. He will be missed.
Will keep your family in thoughts and prayers.

Mike Piper

December 7, 2011

I really valued David's friendship over the past 30+ years and will miss him greatly. He certainly made my life better by knowing him. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Merrilee Tomlinson

December 7, 2011

Janeen, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters. David demonstrated such courage! We are here to comfort you, please call anytime you need us. You both had such a strong love and continued to show it each and every day. Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all. David was certainly loved by his family, his friends and his church family. Take care.

Debi, Samantha and Becky Hutchings

December 7, 2011

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for the joys of knowing and loving David to overshadow the sorrow of your loss.

Judy Stephens

December 7, 2011

Janeen, Wray and I are still at Lake Junaluska so will miss the service tomorrow, but know our prayers are with you and the girls during this time. You have been blessed with such a loving husband and father...may your strong faith in our Lord sustain you and may you know the love and care of God's steadfast love and sweet memories surround you. We love you all!

Denise Drugan

December 6, 2011

David was always wonderful to work with, insightful and with a great sense of humor. I'm so sorry for your loss and keep you all in my prayers.

December 6, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to the family during this time of sorrow. May you turn to God to give you the strength needed to carry on, as he can give the comfort you truly need. Jam 4:8 . A Friend

Kevin Schulz

December 6, 2011

As a former co-worker, I would like to share our experience driving up the coast in Brazil; we found a little Italian restaurant that served a fantastic white fish (maybe flounder) parmesan. David and I sat on the beach for about an hour just to say we had done it, (it happened to be off season and the air and water were chilly). Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family - we know David will be missed greatly.

Linda Adams

December 6, 2011

Janeen, I was so sorry to hear about Dave. Some of my best memories of him are the camping trips with the "Camping crew". I also remember the New Years party at your house for the Gator Bowl when State played Notre Dame, and won! My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

December 6, 2011

Prayers for peace and comfort for Janeen, Shelby and Allison.

Heather Frazier
Saint Francis UMC Family