William "Bill" Goodwin
05/31/1954 - 09/09/2023
Obituary For William "Bill" Goodwin
William "Bill" Goodwin, 69, of Elida passed away at 9:26 AM on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at his
residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on May 31, 1954, in Lima, to Walter and Billie (McCamey) Goodwin, who both preceded him
in death. On October 26, 1979, he married Trudy Berger, who survives in Elida.
Bill was the owner/operator of Goodwin Music in Elida for over 28 years. Prior to the music store, he was
the General Manager at the Tom Ahl Chrysler store. He was affectionately known as the "Guitar Man" and
played music locally with many different bands over the years. He was a huge supporter of local music.
He was loved by everyone and always had a way of making people laugh. When his customers brought
their children to his store, they always left with a smile and a kazoo which he often encouraged them to
play all the way home. Above all else, Bill was a loving and caring husband, father and paw paw.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 43 years Trudy Goodwin are his daughters Aubrey Goodwin and
Andrea (Travis) Lawson, both of Lima; his grandchildren Aiden and Addison Lawson, Jaden Goodwin,
Trey and Jasmine Ackles; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister Donna Goodwin.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at
CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL &
CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL, with Rev. Dan McCraw officiating.
Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery will immediately follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nationwide Children's Hospital or to the Ronald McDonald
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
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