Arnie was a son of the late Jim and Stella Hull Grandma Pete Goodwin. Arnie was a well loved lifelong resident of Fisher County. He married DL Noles on December 17, 1955 in Rotan at the marryin Preachers home. Arnies mother insisted their wedding take place there because only one marriage this preacher officiated had ended in divorce. Arnie retired from National Gypsum in Rotan after fortyfour years then went to work doing what he really loved, ranching and working with cattle. He was known for his sense of humor always ready to make people laugh. Cowboys he worked with often asked if Arnie was helping out that day knowing the hard work would be accompanied by much laughter. Arnie loved kids and entertaining them especially his grandkids. He built an arena for roping goats and had a mechanical bull in the back yard of his house for kids to have fun. He preferred using the trampoline as a place to camp out in the yard instead of letting the kids jump on it. That would have been dangerous. Arnie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rotan. He was a good judge of character and asked to serve on the search committee and the committee to decide who should be on committees for the church. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Waylon Shorty Goodwin and a sister Mary Lou Goodwin Mitchell. Arnie will be greatly missed by the people in his community.
Arnie is survived by his wife DL Goodwin of Rotan two sons and daughtersinlaw, James and Brenda Goodwin of Abilene and Todd and Ellen Goodwin of Ranger five grandchildren and their spouses, Rusty and Keri Goodwin, Kaleb and Jenny Goodwin, Stuart and Lindsay Gibson, Claire and Kory Ware and Amy and Matt Carter nine greatgrandchildren, Karlee Jo, Kallyn, Kooper, Raelyn , Tyson, Vincent, Tucker, Weston, and Gibson his sister, Dorothy Treat of Big Spring and his sisterinlaw, Phyllis Goodwin of Paducah. .