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.

  1. Lisa Spurlock-Litle says:

    God bless this family!

  2. Don and Dorthy Webb says:

    Prayers for the family…May he Rest In Peace

  3. Evelyn Taylor says:

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one my thoughts and prayers for all the family and friends .May the precious memories you have give you comfort and peace in this sad time.Sending my love to all.

  4. Patti goodson says:

    Dad we will miss you so much, we love you with all our hearts and souls. Thank you for always looking out for all of us. Fly high daddy. Love Patti and tony

  5. Patti goodson says:

    Daddy i told you when we first met i didn’t know my real dad. You told me I will be your dad the day tony and I got married
    You have been the best dad I could ever ask for i love you so so much it breaks my heart to say goodbye to you but I know you are still here taking care of us. I love dad, love Patti

  6. Irma says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you all with peace and comfort. Mr. Goodson was a great neighbor, deacon and friend of my family. Irma Huggins Cofield

  7. Diane Hess says:

    I so sorry about Sonny’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please give my love to Eloise.

    Diane Oliver Hess

  8. kent byers says:

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family Tony and Tracy .

  9. Marisa says:

    Love you, Sonny. I’ve been honored to be your niece. You and your fun sense of humor will be missed. Give my mom a hug from me, and Mamaw and Popaw also. Until we meet again….rejoice in HIS presence.

  10. Tony and Patti Goodson says:

    I would liketo thank everyone who came to Smyrna Baptist Church to Celebrate the Life of Our Father Sonny Goodson. We loved and will greatly miss our father so very much. Heaven above just received another angel. He’s in Heaven above singing the gospel with his mother,father and his 3 brothers. They’re having a great family reunion together until we all meet again in Heaven. We love you so very much Daddy.

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