|Birth: ||May 22, 1936|
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 2001|
♥ ♥ ♥ ~ ~ ♥ ~ ~ My Dad ~ ~ ♥ ~ ~ ♥ ♥ ♥
Leonard "Gene" was a active member and past Officer and Vice-President of the Indianapolis American Postal Workers Union, Local, he was the Past President of the Indiana State American Postal Workers Union. He was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame for Many years of service to the Indiana High School Athletic Association. He worked for the United States Postal Service in the capacity of Clerk and was a former Letter Carrier. He also drove cabs for the former Red Cab Company and for Yellow Cab of Indianapolis. He served in the United States Marine Corps, going such places as Camp Lejuene, and Okanawa, Japan.
He married Ethel Mae Mobley on June 21, 1958 in Hamilton County, IN. (Their marriage license was issued in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN).
Leonard Eugene was the son of Leonard Lee Goodwin and Gladys "Martha Jane" Scofield. He was their only son, but they divorced when he was very young. His mother remarried to Joe Bethel Nelson and they had three additional children: Cheryl Lee "Sherry", Samuel Joe, and Martha Jane "Marte".
When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see.
If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we never got to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you..
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too..
But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand..
An angel came and called my name and took me by the hand,
It seemed my place was ready - In Heaven far above,
and that I'd have to leave behind, those things I dearly love..
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye.
For all of life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you..
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad..
I thought of all the love we shared, and how much fun we had..
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I'd say goodbye, then kiss you ‘til I saw that special smile..
But then I fully realized, that it could never be,
'Cause emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
And when I thought of all those things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. .
But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, From his great & golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you.
Today your life on Earth is past, but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
and since each day is the same day, there's no longing for the past. .
But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true,
Though there were some times you did some things you shouldn't do. .
But you have been forgiven, and now at last you're free,
So come and take me by the hand, and share my life with me.."
So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,
for every time you think of me, I'll be right there - in your Heart..
By David Romano
Precious is your memory,
It hurts to hear your name;
I've grown to realize daily,
my life won't be the same.
Although I know in heaven,
there is no pain or grief.
My heart it just can't grasp it,
It hurts beyond belief.
But as I look to heaven,
beyond the clouds and sky,
I know to wipe away the tears
because this is not goodbye.
I would personally like to thank Blessings* Family Ties for Sponsoring My Father's memorial for me.
Leonard Lee Goodwin (1911 - 1994)
Gladys Martha Jane Scofield Nelson (1919 - 2000)
Ethel Mae Mobley Goodwin (1940 - 1991)
Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
Created by: Genealogy Girl
Record added: Jan 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7111319