1971 - 2017
Dr. Wayne Allen Goodson, age 45, of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama passed away at Huntsville Hospital on June 24, 2017. He was born December 12, 1971, at Baptist Montclair in Birmingham, Alabama to Doyle Wayne and Elinor Goodson. Allen was the oldest of three boys. He grew up in the very close knit community of Sapps, Alabama.
Allen always excelled in everything that he did in life. He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He was Valedictorian of his class of 1990 at Carrollton High School. Allen was a Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete winner and won the Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholarship his senior year of high school. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Biology and his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine where he received the Dean’s Award. Allen completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he received the Orthopaedic Residency Achievement Award for Knowledge in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Allen was a kind, compassionate man who truly cared about others. His greatest joy in life was his family. He and his wife, Chris, were high school sweethearts and had been married almost 25 years. He was extremely proud of each one of his children. His hobbies included hunting and fishing, and he was an avid University of Alabama football fan. He loved being able to help his patients have a better quality of life.
Allen is survived by his wife, Chris; three daughters, Emma Grace, Anna Cate and Sara Elise; son, Conner; mother, Elinor Goodson; father, Doyle Wayne Goodson; brother, Lee Goodson (Beth); father and mother-in-law, Clifton and Debbie Conner; brother-in-law, John Conner (Elizabeth); and his niece and nephew, Campbell and John Hayes Conner. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Goodson and grandparents, Roland and Maud Goodson, Allen Murdoch and Priscilla Dempsey.
There will be a Celebration of Life service on July 23, 2017 at Baron Bluff at Burritt on the Mountain. The family will notify those invited to attend.
Obituary courtesy of Tuscaloosa News: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185968449