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GOODRICH Willie Benjamin, Jr.

GOODRICH Willie Benjamin, Jr.

Male 1933 - 2005

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  • Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  15 Mar 1933  Burrowsville, Prince George, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Milit-Beg  1950  Ft. Gordon, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education  Abt 1953  Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  24 Jan 2005  Petersburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Illness  25 Jan 2005 
    Cancer 
    Reference Number  316 
    Buried  27 Jan 2005  Burrowsville, VA (Brandon Episcopal Church Cem, Rt. 10) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • WILLIE GOODRICH JR. Willie Benjamin Goodrich Jr. died on Jan. 24, 2005, after a long struggle with cancer. Willie was born on March 15, 1933, in Burrowsville. He was a graduate of the Disputanta High School, class of 1950. He served as a company clerk in the United States Army at Fort Gordon, Ga. Following his service in the Army, he attended Smith Deal Massey Business School in Richmond. He was employed as an accountant for Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. in Hopewell for 40 years until his retirement in 1995. Willie Jr. was a charter member of the Burrowsville Volunteer Fire Department, past treasurer and charter member of Burrowsville Ruritan Club, past treasurer and lifetime member of Martins Brandon Episcopal Church. During his years in the service, Willie Jr. met Charles Terry from Alabama. Willie Jr. and Terry remained close friends throughout his life. In his spare time, Willie Jr. enjoyed traveling to NASCAR races with his son and good friends, Leroy, Tom and Chuck of Tidewater. He also enjoyed his designation as the Burrowsville community grass cutter for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Benjamin Goodrich Sr. of Burrowsville. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Riddle Goodrich; a daughter, Kimberly J. Goodrich; a son, Willie Benjamin Goodrich III; and his mother, Virginia Price Goodrich, 95, all of Burrowsville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Martins Brandon Episcopal Church, 18706 James River Drive, Burrowsville, with the Rev. Macon B. Walton, rector, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Brandon Church Restoration Fund in his memory. Donations may be forwarded in care of Wanda G. Temple, treasurer, 2410 Liverman Drive, Hopewell, VA 23860.

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      Cancer

      US Army
    Person ID  I1072  Booth Family
    Last Modified  22 Aug 2013 

    Father  GOODRICH Willie Benjamin, Sr.,   b. 15 Dec 1895, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1974, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  PRICE Virginia,   b. 14 Oct 1909, Elberon, Surry, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 2009, Hopewell, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1930  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F303  Group Sheet

    Family  RIDDLE Barbara ??,   b. 11 Nov 1962 
    Married  Abt 1959 
    Children 
     1. GOODRICH Willie Benjamin, III,   b. 30 Jun 1966
     2. GOODRICH Kimberly Jane,   b. 5 Jun 1962
    Last Modified  13 Mar 2009 
    Family ID  F383  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Mar 1933 - Burrowsville, Prince George, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Abt 1953 - Richmond, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jan 2005 - Petersburg, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Jan 2005 - Burrowsville, VA (Brandon Episcopal Church Cem, Rt. 10) Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Goodrich: Willie Benjamin Goodrich, Jr.
    Goodrich: Willie Benjamin Goodrich, Jr.
    Brandon Parish is one of the oldest in Virginia with its history dating back to 1613, when Bandon Plantation was patented by Captain John Martin, an Englishman who came to Virginia with Captain John Smith in 1607.
    The present building is the fourth to be used by the parish. The first two were wooden structures located on Brandon Plantation itself. The third building, which was the last in the line of Colonial vintage, was erected on the site of the present Burrowsville Public School around 1723. This structure is believed to be the one at which Col. William Byrd met his men on his way to run the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina in 1728. The present building is of brick construction with stucco finish and was built in the early 1850's by James Gray. It was consecrated November 7, 1856 by Bishop John Johns, and services have been held continuously in this structure since that time.

  • Sources 
    1. [S200] Obituary from newspaper, Petersburg Progress Index (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S200] Obituary from newspaper, Petersburg Progress Index 1-25-2005 edition (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S200] Obituary from newspaper.


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