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Ed Goodwin
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Edward Goodwin, 96, passed away 9:30 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Villas of Holly Brook in Herrin.

Ed began his career with The Bank of Herrin as a teller in 1940 and quickly worked his way through the ranks. In 1952, he left Herrin to take a position as cashier at the Carterville State and Savings Bank. Ten years later, he returned to The Bank of Herrin as the executive vice president and trust officer, eventually being named president and trust officer in 1990.

In 2003, after 63 years of service to The Bank of Herrin, including the last 13 as president, Ed Goodwin stepped down from the position. He semi-retired stepping down in position to Vice President and Trust Officer, which he held until his retirement in June 2017. He remained a Director Emeritus on the board of directors at both Herrin and the former Carterville State and Savings Bank and Director Emeritus of FGH Bancorp Inc. which is the holding company that owns both banks.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Army during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Ed was very active in civic organizations in the Herrin and Carterville areas, the Herrin Chamber of Commerce, Herrin Rotary Club, of which he was a Paul Harris Fellow, Past President, the United Way and chairman of the Williamson County Centennial Committee. He was also a member of the Carterville Chamber of Commerce and Carterville Lions Club.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Herrin, formerly attended the Carterville First Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon in both churches and taught Sunday School for over 50 years at both churches. He started a Sunday School Class for Newspaper boys at the First Baptist Church in Herrin. Served as Sunday School Superintendent and served on building committees for the Sanctuary and Educational Building at the First Baptist Church in Carterville.

Was instrumental along with several other Illinois Bankers to form the group located in Springfield, IL called Illinois Community Bankers Group, which is still in existence. He also was one of 15 Bankers to form the Illinois Independent Bankers’ Bank (IBB), which acted as a correspondent bank for the Bankers in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri.

Ed was an avid fisherman and hunter, he was always ready to trade stories with anyone who was interested. Ed was also an avid Cardinal baseball fan and hardly ever missed a televised game.

Ed was born October 24, 1920 in Herrin, IL to Leslie S. and Ada (Faughn) Goodwin.

Ed was united in marriage with Wilma Maxine Zimmerman on June 14, 1941 in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death on January 6, 2007.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Cookie Goodwin of Energy, Clay and Laurie Goodwin of Carterville; eight grandchildren, A. J. (Ann) Turner of Simpsonville, SC, Kelly Trammel of Marion, Robin (Dan) Barkes of Indianapolis, IN, Bill (Andrea) Turner of Cleveland, TN, Amy (Justin) McCann of Bartlett, TN, Joe (Angela) Goodwin of Herrin, Paul Grear of Carterville, Todd (Rebecca) Grear of Cave Springs, AR; Fifteen great grandchildren; sister, Mary Ruth Scherer of Herrin and one niece, Mildred Gehler and two nephews, Ed Goodwin and Mike Scherer.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Harold and Lois Goodwin, Earl Goodwin, Carl and Lillian Goodwin and brother-in-law, August E. Scherer and a niece, Mary Ann Goodwin.

Private Family Services will be Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Pastor Paul Mount and Pastor Mark Goldman officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at Carterville. Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to Herrin First Baptist Church Playground Fund or the Lighthouse Homeless Shelter, 1001 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959.

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Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

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Herrin, IL 62948

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Hillcrest Cemetery

Willow Street
Carterville, IL 62918

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First Baptist Church of Herrin

1500 South 13th Street
Herrin, IL 62948

The Lighthouse Shelter

1101 North Madison Street
P.O. Box 732
Marion, IL 62959

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