Sonny Goodson • September 9, 2020
Alton Ivon Goodson “Sonny Goodson”, age 80, of Jay, Florida passed away on September 9, 2020 under the care of Covenant Care Hospice at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Sonny married Elouise Creel on August 13, 1959 and they were married for 61 years. He is surived by his wife, Elouise, and his four sons; Tony Goodson (Patti), Tim Goodson (fiancé – Michelle Brooks), Tracy Goodson (Tamron), and Terry Goodson (Jackie); 11 granchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Alton Goodson and mother Cora Lee Goodson Noles; brothers, Rex Goodson (Peggy), Leon Goodson (Meryl), and James Adon Goodson.
Sonny owned Sonny’s Speed and Machine Shop and Sonny’s Carpets in Pensacola, Florida. He graduated from Jay High School in Jay, Florida in 1959. He received a scholarship for football to Troy, Alabama. He was a Christian and received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior at Smyrna Baptist Church in 1971 and was an active member of the church. Sonny loved watching and going to car races. He would build race engines for his sons and friends race cars. He also loved watching his western TV shows and movies at home.
A visitation will be held at Smyrna Baptist Church on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 11am until the service begins at 1pm with burial to follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, flowers may be delivered to Smyrna Baptist Church.
We would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses who took care of our father while in the hospital at Covenant Care Hospice at Sacred Heart Hospital. For those who wish, flowers may be delivered to Smyrna Baptist Church.
The pallbearers will be Terry Goodson, Tanner Goodson, William Goodson, Anthony Prather, Michael Rhodes, and Mike Morris.
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