George Allen Goodson, 74, of Sneads, Florida passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019. He was born in Jackson County on September 25, 1944 and has been a lifelong resident since then. Allen always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. He was a hardworking man who retired from Florida State Hospital after a long career and was a big fan of Florida Gators Football. Allen and his loving wife Shirley had a collaborative and caring relationship. It was based on mutual support and a deep love for each other. Allen’s daughter and grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. He was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with the family he was so proud of. He enjoyed fishing and working with his hands in his workshop. Allen will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Allen is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Goodson; one daughter, Becky Tatum (Steven) of Niceville, FL; two grandchildren, Will McDaniel and Kristen McDaniel; two sisters-in-law, Alice Goodson of Millbrooke, AL and Hilda Goodson of Grand Ridge FL; two brothers-in-law, Freddie Culver of Quincy, FL and Harvey Culver (Shari) of Malone, FL; one aunt, Wynona Ridaught of Keystone Heights, FL; and one uncle, O. A. Goodson of Grand Ridge, FL; as well as, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Alice Goodson; two brothers, Bobby Goodson and Howard Goodson; and one sister-in-law, Joyce Williford.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home on Sunday, May 19, 2019 and will begin at 2:00 PM CST with Rev. Steve Benefield officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to service. Interment will be at Pope Cemetery in Sneads, FL.