OBITUARY

Gordon Walter Goodier

February 3, 1938November 7, 2021
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Gordon Walter Goodier passed away on November 7, 2021. Gordon was born on February 3, 1938, in Sioux City, IA to Walter and Margaret Goodier. While attending the University of South Dakota, he enlisted with the Air National Guard. After earning his degree, he was commissioned and went to flight training and then flew the F-100 “Super Sabre.” In 1968 he was called to active duty and sent to Vietnam where he flew 251 combat missions. He then returned to the Air National Guard and then the Air Force Reserves where he flew the F-105. He eventually retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He earned the awards of Top Gun, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. He continued his flying career as a commercial airline pilot with Braniff, Piedmont, and USAir. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and sister Peggy. He is survived by his wife Delores of Bonita Springs, son Gene Goodier and wife Marie of Irving, TX, son Glen Goodier and wife Mary of Waxahachie, TX, daughter Donna Thurman and husband Richard of McKinney, TX, daughter Dawn Krohse and husband Damien of Estero, FL, sister Shirley Crouse, as well as two nephews, 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A Memorial Celebration of Gordon’s life, including military honors, will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 10a at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens, 525 111th Ave N, Naples, FL 34108. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com. Gordon Walter Goodier, age 83, of Bonita Springs, Florida passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Gordon was born February 3, 1938.

A visitation for Gordon will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens, 525 - 111th Ave N, Naples, FL 34108. Following the visitation will be a commital service at 11:30 AM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hodgesfhatnaplesmg.com for the Goodier family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Commital Service

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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Joel Schwiesow

November 17, 2021

Delores - you’re a long ways from Chamberlain, SD. Elli and I send our thoughts at the loss of Gordon. It is many years ago when we were able visit you and Gordon near Ft. Worth as we traveled through Texas to an Army assignment in El Paso. Unfortunate our paths did not cross again. Reading his obituary it is obvious Gordon was a hero. Our best to you.
Joel

Kuldar (Koot) Visnapuu

November 16, 2021

It is always heartbreaking to hear of someone leaving us. However our shared time in Vietnam will always be a bound that cannot be forgotten. Perhaps it will be shared again.
Our young lives and experiences never leave us, you are a part of mine and your family.
Delores, we care forever,
Koot

Mark Davis

November 13, 2021

Gordon not only was my Uncle, he was a great friend and like a father to me he was someone I could always talk to and he was a very good listener , he always seemed to have ways of making me feel positive no matter what may be going on in my life , I enjoyed calling him on weekends and talking about racing , football you name it I could talk to him about anything , I will miss him very very much and miss the times we shared on the phone together ,REST IN PEACE UNCLE GORDON I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU .

Jan Goodier Yanke

November 10, 2021

I will remember and love my cousin for all my life. He was always there for me and when my husband died, I had such a relaxing wonderful time with him and Deloris. I am so blessed to have him in my life even though there quit an age difference. I love you Gordy. Rest in Peace.

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