James M. Goodrum

April 12, 1928September 6, 2018

James M. Goodrum, 90, of Wilmington, passed away on 9/6/18.

He was born in Mecklenburg County on April 12, 1928 to the late Graham Marvin Goodrum, Sr. and Ola Belle Jennings Goodrum. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Cleo Murray Goodrum, brothers Graham M. Goodrum, Jr. and Herbert J. Goodrum, and sisters Kathleen Goodrum Logel and Lois Goodrum Chadwick.

He is survived by sons Graham M. Goodrum (Ella), Richard A. Goodrum (Cecilia) and daughter Susie Goodrum; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 from 5pm-7pm at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at 11am at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church with burial and Military Honors following at Green Lawn Memorial Cemetery.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Interment with Military Honors Monday, September 10, 2018

James M. Goodrum

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Jane (Hodges) Denison

September 7, 2018

Rest in Peace Uncle James. A kind man who I never heard utter an angry word about anything or anyone.
Always willing to go out of his way to help.
Graham, Susie and Richard - I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle James. It seems like only yesterday that we were all kids and to even think that one day we would start to lose them would have not even crossed our minds. I don't think "family" means the same now as it did when we were all young, but weren't we lucky to have had that with ours. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Jane Ellen

Al & Karen Watkins

September 7, 2018

So sorry for your loss. James was a great man who always had a smile and a kind word for all. The time we spent together at Winter Park Volunteer Fire Department will always be a great memory. Lots of fires, fish frys and BBQs. Rest in peace brother. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.