Lawrence Aubrey Goodwin, 65, died at 10:28 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2021 at St. Louis University Hospital after battling liver failure.
He was born in Alton, Illinois on June 4, 1955, and was the son of Glynn and Elizabeth (Keller) Goodwin.
He was a member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and began his working career at Barry Wehmiller in St. Louis, Mo. He later obtained a position with the Jersey Community School District #100, where he retired in 2016 after serving 24 years in the custodial department.
He married the love of his life, Trudy Ann Snyders, on June 14, 1975 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and they were blessed with nearly 31 years of marriage before her death on May 25, 2006.
Surviving are three daughters and sons in-law, Tonya and Steven Monroe of Ragley, La., Stacy and Jason Carey of Jerseyville and Melissa and Christopher Jones of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Carly Monroe, Kelsy Carey, Tanner Carey, Faith Jones and Tucker Jones; a sister, Marguerite "Margie" Auston of Jerseyville; two brothers and sisters in-law, Charles and Deborah Goodwin of Benton and Glynn and Cynthia Goodwin of Holiday Shores; and a sister in-law, Janet Niebrand of Shipman.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his father in-law and mother in-law, Everett and Frances Snyders.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. All CDC mandates will be followed, and masks will be required.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Hyland Smith officiating.
He will be laid to rest in the Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.
Memorials may be given to Givin' It All for Guts Foundation, in care of the funeral home.