Funeral services for Harold Leroy Goodwin, 74, of Conroe will be held on Friday, November 5, 2004 at 11 a.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Pastor Gerald Kline officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 2004 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Harold was born November 13, 1929 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at his home in Conroe, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Rose Marie Goodwin; his two children, Donna M. Goodwin of Austin, TX and Gregory P. Goodwin and his wife, Devie K. Goodwin, of Conroe. Mr. Goodwin has two adoring grandchildren, Cody Ryan Goodwin and Katie Susanne Goodwin, also of Conroe. Harold is survived by his sister, Joanne Belovsky of Huntsville and her sons, Michael, Steven, and Richard Belovsky. Mr. Goodwin is also blessed with several loving brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Harold Goodwin served our country in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War as Quartermaster in the navigation department aboard the APA 160 USS Duell. After being honorably discharged, Harold joined the Houston Police Department in 1955 where he served for 35 years. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1960, Lieutenant in 1969, and to Captain of the Motorcycle and Accident Division in 1979. He worked assignments in the Traffic Bureau, Patrol Bureau, Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Personnel Bureau. He received many distinguished awards and honors, including City of Houston Administrator of the Year in 1988. Upon retiring, he was selected as Conroe Police Chief in 1990. Loyal, dedicated, and caring, Harold L. Goodwin stood for truth, honesty, and fairness to all. He led by example and displayed these inherent virtues not only professionally among fellow officers and citizens, but also with his friends and family. Chief Goodwin retired from the Conroe Police Department in 1993 to pursue his favorite pastimes of hunting and fishing. Harold Leroy Goodwin will be missed by all who knew him, and his memory will never leave us.
Our sincere appreciation goes to all the nurses, aides, and contributors at Lighthouse Hospice. Love To All, The Goodwins.