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Alan L. Goodson

November 18, 1959 - March 6, 2018

Alan L. Goodson, 58, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Newport News, Virginia. He was born November 18, 1959, in Illinois to Lillian R. and Jesse L. Goodson.

A graduate of Evanston Township High School, he served in the United States Air Force where he received many decorations, including: Air Force Achievement Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, Ribbon with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with One Service Star, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Air Force Longevitiy Service Award with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with Six Oak Leaf Clusters. Music, automobiles and travel were some of the things he most loved.  He most recently served as The Chief of the Real Estate Branch.

Preceded in death by his father, he is survived by his mother, Lillie R. Goodson; and his siblings, Veronica Goodson, Michael Goodson and Joanna Goodson.

The family will receive friends at 5 pm Friday, March 23, 2018 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel followed by service at 6 pm. Interment will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at at later date.

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Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA

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