In 1969, he met and married the love of his life, Carol Jean (Bicanek) Goodwin. He passed one month shy of their 52nd anniversary. Together, they had 3 beautiful daughters. Even through his many of years of service to his country, he was most proud of and felt his greatest achievements were his grandkids. He was an avid Chief’s fan, loved John Wayne, and in retirement enjoyed building model ships and air planes.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, of the home; daughters Robin Hicks and husband Duane, of Bonner Springs; Stephanie Marshall and husband Dan of Linwood; Kelley Hazell and husband Scot of Olathe; grandchildren Michelle Hicks, Alexandria Heuer, Alyssa Heuer, Michael Heuer, Olivia Hazell, Wyatt Marshall and Cooper Marshall; brothers James Baty and Stephen Baty. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law.
Visitation will be Friday, December 3, 2021 10 am at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in De Soto, KS with services to follow at 11am. Burial will follow at Lenape Cemetery, Linwood KS.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions in his name to the Army Emergency Relief fund.
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32665 Lexington Avenue
De Soto, KS 66018
Visitation 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
16524 Woods Road
Linwood, KS 66052