Archie Goodwyn (85) passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on September 14, 2022 He was preceded in death by his parents Richard C. Goodwyn and Mary W. Goodwyn, three brothers "Kaiser" and his wife Jean Worsham, N.B. "Tootie"and his wife Jean Goodwyn, and Royce Goodwyn, brother in law JA Ransone Jr.
He is survived by his devoted wife Mary Ann Goodwyn of 63 years, his son Archie Howard Goodwyn Jr. (Wendy), his daughter Mary Elizabeth Whitney (Joe), siblings, R.C. Goodwyn Jr."Pal" (Patsy) and Mary Jane Ransone, four grandchildren, Brittany Goodwyn Fridley(Cory),Landis Clayton Goodwyn, Joseph Paul Whitney Jr. and Anne Elizabeth Whitney(Libby), two great grand children, Easton and Caroline Fridley, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Powhatan High school in 1957. Always the athlete, he attended University of Richmond where he played baseball and football.
He spent his entire life working in the family business with his brothers at RC Goodwyn and Sons Lumber Company in Powhatan, VA. After his retirement in 2002, he continued his work on the Branchway Subdivisions. He took great pride in the development of the Branchway Subdivisions on the Goodwyn family farm.
Archie was a life long member and deacon of Red Lane Baptist Church and a loyal member of the Brotherhood Small Group. He was on the board of directors of Huguenot Academy now Blessed Sacrament as well as on the board of directors for The Virginia Building Material Dealers Association. He enjoyed membership in The Lions Club and the Ruritan Club for many years.
Guided by his strong faith Archie lived his life well; full of joy, kindness and memories to fill several lifetimes. He was respected and admired by many. He enjoyed his time on the golf course, watching the Richmond Spiders basketball and football games, and of course being with his loving family.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 19th at Red Lane Baptist Church with visitation at 10:00 am and funeral service at 11:00 am Interment will be at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions to The New Day Fund at Red Lane Baptist Church, 2095 Red Lane Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139 or The Coalition of Powhatan Churches 3620 State Rte. 656 Powhatan, VA 23139.