Charles R.”Bob” Goodwin, 87, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away Monday, May 11, 2015. He was born November 27, 1927 to Clarence and Frances (Bowen) Goodwin in White Cloud, KS. Bob graduated from high school in Hiawatha, KS and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Philippines.
Bob studied at Kansas State for a brief period before beginning a long career in the airline industry. He spent the majority of his working years with Continental Airlines and became the Kansas City Station Manager in 1967. In 1972 he moved to Micronesia to train the management team of Air Micronesia; Bob and Katy enjoyed the experience of living on Ponape and Majaro for two years. Upon retiring from Continental in 1984, he moved to California to work for World Airways before returning to Kansas City where he coordinated charter trips with Continental.
Bob was an active, faithful member and Elder of Christ Lutheran Church in Platte Woods. He had a passion for the airline industry and was proud to be a veteran. He loved traveling and being with his family and gave the warmest hugs and smiles to all.
He was united in marriage with Kathleen Miesner on December 7, 1968 in Perryville, MO. Additional survivors include two sons, Robert “Bob” Goodwin (Susan) of Firestone, CO and Matthew Goodwin (Amanda) of Kansas City, MO; two brothers, Raymond and Marvin Goodwin; seven grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Mary Chadwell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Platte Woods, MO. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville and also from 12-1:00 p.m., prior to the service on Friday at the church. A committal service with military honors will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd., Leavenworth, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church and Park Warrior Center (www.park.edu/military-and-veteran-student-services/warrior-center.html). Memories of Charles and condolences may be left online at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com