William Gordon Goodson, Jr.

July 7, 1954 - September 6, 2017
William Gordon Goodson, Jr.


William Gordon Goodson, Jr. age 63, of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Fort Worth, TX on July 7, 1954, the son of the late William Gordon Goodson, Sr. and the late Connie Sue Glisson Goodson.

William worked as a salesman for various companies and was very proud of having achieved the status of #1 salesman with several of them.

He was also proud of his service to his country as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division in the United States Army.

William is survived by his sons William (Billy) G. Goodson, III and David T. Goodson and his wife Kristina;  daughters Tammy C. Basford and her husband Dave and Aimee M. Goodson; brothers Thomas C. Goodson and his wife Margaret and Roger J. Goodson and his wife Tina; sisters Judith G. Wallace and Cathryn L. Goodson. He is also survived by 4 grandsons, 3 granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at a Visitation from 2:00PM till 5:00PM, Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

The Funeral Service will be held at 12:00PM on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville NC.

A presentation of Military Honors will be rendered in recognition of William‘s honorable and faithful service to his country.

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  • September 07, 2017
    E. L. Kornegay says:
    I consider myself lucky to have known Bill and his family for many years. My heart goes out to them as he will be sorely missed. He had a great sense of humor and kept it even during great adversity. He was kind and sincere. As the shock subsides I will pick out a story or two to share but as for now, to his brothers, sisters, children and friends, I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • September 10, 2017
    Mickey Glisson says:
    I am so sorry for your lost. I have really great memories of Bill when he first got married. He and his wife came to our house and their was kids sleeping all over the floor, it was fun. I did not know he has so many grands, I know that they loved him. He always had a great smile. Miss knowing you are not here but in such a better place. Love you all, Aunt Mickey.

  • September 10, 2017
    Anthony Glisson says:
    Extremely saddened to have learned Bill's passing. Bill was such a prankster back in the day. Things will never be the same knowing he is no longer with us. Prayers go out to his family of which are to numerous to name. God Bless you Bill!

  • September 11, 2017
    Billy Turner says:
    So sorry for the loss!

  • September 11, 2017
    Reece and Landra Mathews says:
    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.