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Mr. Edwin "Tip" Jacob Goodwin III

July 3, 1950November 16, 2020
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Edwin “Tip” Jacob Goodwin III entered into Heaven on November 16, 2020 in Southlake, Texas. He was born on July 3, 1950 in Abington, Pennsylvania. Tip was first and foremost dedicated to his wife and daughters. It brought him deep pride when his family grew to include his sons-in-law and most definitely his granddaughter and two grandsons. He loved going to the beach with his family, keeping his backyard lush and pool pristine, and carrying on the family heritage of building and improving his and his daughters’ homes. He was a proud Christian and servant leader of both his family and colleagues. His faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior provided solace in his final days when he knew he would reunite with those who went home before him.

Tip had a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, where he was a leader in Delta Tau Delta. He was an expert in his industry of electrical utilities, designing transmission line towers, creating patented innovation, and developing novel research in the field. He was a Principal of IEEE, Advisory Board Member of Transportation & Substation Design & Operation Symposium (TSDOS), member of CIGRE, review committee member for Southwest Power Pool (SPP), and an ANSI standards committee member and research reviewer. His colleagues remember him fondly as a mentor and friend and his impact to their careers and the industry will be greatly missed.

Tip was preceded in death by his son Joseph and his parents Edwin Jacob Goodwin Jr and Jean Mutzberg Goodwin of North Wales, Pennsylvania. Devoted husband to Patricia Goodwin of Southlake, Texas, loving father to Kimberly Buckley, her husband Benjamin and their daughter Brianna of North Richland Hills, Texas; Cheryl Goodwin of Colleyville, Texas; and Kathleen “Katie” Leatherwood, her husband Chip and their sons Cal and Jacob of North Richland Hills, Texas. Brother to Thomas Goodwin and his wife Debbie of Dresher, Pennsylvania, Lynn Nagele and her husband Robert of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and Leslie Carnali and her husband Joseph of Newtown, Connecticut. Uncle to their six children.

The family will be present at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Colleyville, Texas on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm for visitation. A celebration of life will be Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:00 am at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake Texas. Details for the livestream of this service are provided below. Interment will follow at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Colleyville, Texas. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) organization of your choice in memory of Tip.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

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Joseph Goldenburg

November 23, 2020

Tip was a rare person who had mastered the technical and interpersonal side of engineering. He always exerted a calming influence on those around him. Serving with him on ANSI and IEEE committees was a privilege. I am grateful for having known him and will miss working with him. - Joe Goldenburg

Joseph Graziano

November 21, 2020

I knew Tip as very honest and loving father, husband and person. Tip would do anything for his wife and children. Tip was a person that would give you a true opinion but in a gentle way. Tip was a great person. I know that Patti will miss him and will always be thinking about the wonderful life you had together. We will keep Patti and your family in our prayers .

Joe and Linda Graziano

Mike McDowell

November 21, 2020

I met Tip a year ago in Little Rock as part of a team assembled by Southwest Power Pool to evaluate a proposed HV transmission project. The pandemic kept us apart after that as we worked via digital conferences. Tip had a quality about him that is hard to put in simple words. Brilliant, funny, plain spoken, come to mind. I wish I could have known Tip better than our brief time working on that project. RIP Tip. Heaven got one heck of an engineer.

Sherry Thrasher

November 21, 2020

What a beautiful sweet friend, with a great sense of humor and a very kind heart!!!! Our Friday night dinners will forever be remembered!!! His love for his family was very evident. Tip will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege to know him!!! We love you Tip!!! May God’s love, peace and grace surround your family!!! Until we meet again, sherry and Buster

Michael Juricek

November 20, 2020

I first met Tip when he started working at Oncor. I was fortunate to be a member of several project teams he led. Working with him was always a fun and interesting experience. I will greatly miss him as a good friend and mentor.

Susan Tanner

November 20, 2020

Tip was one of the nicest men I've ever known. A great husband and dad, I often asked Patti if he gave lessons on how to be a good husband. There was hardly a time that I would walk into bible study that he wasn't there at his usual table, greeting me as I walked by. He will be greatly missed by more than a few! My deepest sympathies to the Goodwin family along with prayers of comfort and strength.

David Lawson

November 20, 2020

I too was in Mr. Bodine’s Spanish class with Tip for three straight years. Tip was one of the most thoughtful and intelligent people I have ever met. My heart goes out to his entire family, especially to his brother Tom, who has been a great friend for more than 50 years. Rest In Peace, Tip. We will miss you and remember you always.

Bill Brooks

November 20, 2020

One of life’s good people. I was in Mr. Bodine’s Spanish class with Tip and it was a wonderful group that loved to learn and have fun at the same time. I also played football with Tip and he was a gentile giant. He always possessed a sharp wit, and when he spoke, you knew something insightful was forthcoming, always with a bit of humor.
I was sad to learn of your passing. I’m sure that your faith carried you to your final resting place. Godspeed. You will surely be missed.

Bill Brooks ‘70 GA

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Celebrating Pa's birthday!

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Brianna's Christening

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Visiting PopPop!

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First Visit to Pennsylvania

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Time for a nap!

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Celebrating Brianna's 2nd birthday as Mickey Mouse

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Pa and Brianna

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