Rev. James Goodner
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Services for the Rev. James Hampton Goodner, 83, of Jacksonville, formerly of Metropolis, Ill., were at 11 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2013, at Mandarin Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville with Kevin Pound, Nels Falk and Les Warren officiating. Burial was in Mandarin Cemetery with military rites conducted.
Mr. Goodner, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., was the former parish associate for visitation of Mandarin Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville. He died Monday, October 14, 2013.
Mr. Goodner served in the U.S. Army after high school graduation and re-enlisted in 1962 as an Army chaplain. He then became a full-time minister and served at Trinity United Presbyterian Church of Metropolis.
He joined the 807th Army Reserve of Paducah, retiring as a colonel in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnne Adele Swensen Goodner. His parents were James Hampton Goodner Sr. and Marion (Schaeffer) Goodner.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Hotchkiss Goodner; three children, Terri Walters of Paducah, Carol Horman of Metropolis, Ill., and Marc Goodner of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; five stepchildren; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mandarin Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville and the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Research/Treatment Unit.
Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin in Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements.