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James Lee Goodyear

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James Lee "Bobo" Goodyear, 51, of Hookerton, NC, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

James is predeceased by both parents James “Bud" Goodyear of Beaufort, SC, and Marilyn Goodwin of Bridgeport. CT. 

He leaves behind 7 siblings; John and Linda Ferrenti (maternal), Wanda, Helen, Janice, Sandy, and Kenneth (paternal). Along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins that he loved deeply.

Special thanks to the members of Kingdom Hall for welcoming and embracing James over the last few years. He appreciated their love and support.

James was born in Norwalk, CT. He resided between CT and GA for most of his life. He was a skilled painter. He had a host of friends. 

Family meant everything to him.  Everyone held a special place in his heart.  He was everyone’s little brother, son, or uncle.  He was charming, loyal, and amongst all unconditional. He was fun, a jokester, and will be sorely missed. 

Services will be held privately by the family.  A memorial will be arranged at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any or all donations be made directly to the funeral home. 

 Please keep the Goodyear Family in your thoughts and prayers.

Service of comfort by S. Connor Memorial Funeral Home in Snow Hill.

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Bo, you were my uncle, my first best friend. I have a lifetime of memories with you. You were taken from. Us way too soon. I will mourn your loss forever.

Melanie Velazquez Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

I havent seen Bobo since we were kids, he was my brother Michaels friend and he took care of my brother and was his friend. Ive fondly remembered him over the years with the memories my brother shared with me. The world is a little darker place today.

Denise Mansi Koundry Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

My uncle and I have many memories. To pick a favorite would be difficult but what I will say is that he had a heart of gold. He had a fun, free, spirit even though life did not deal him the best cards. His absence does not go unnoticed.

Stephanie Velazquez Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Goodyear

Vickie Suggs Moore & Family (Washington, DC) Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Goodyear

Lemmie and Sue C Smith Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

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