DAINGERFIELD A memorial service for William Kenneth "Bill" Goodson Jr., 84, of Longview will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.
Bill was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Texarkana, Texas, to William Kenneth Goodson Sr. and Christine Crain Goodson. He died Saturday Jan. 6, 2018, at Good Shepherd Medical Center.
Bill began his career as a choir director and public school music teacher in Atlanta ISD. He also taught choir at Texas High School in Texarkana. He began his career as a band director at Pewitt CISD in 1960. He began a 16-year tenure as the band director at Daingerfield High School in 1964. After Daingerfield, Bill became the band director at Greenville High School where he later retired. After the death of his wife, Beverly, in 1990, Bill returned to teaching and taught in numerous schools over the next 16 years. He was also active as a clinician and adjudicator in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Ann Goodson of Hughes Springs; sister Barbara Johnson of Lawton, Okla.; granddaughter Michele Owen and husband Anthony of Bryant, Ark.; two great-grandsons, Will and Harper Owen of Bryant, Ark.; special friend Susie Wilkins; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at Nail-HaggardFH.com.
Published on January 8, 2018