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“Ricky,We love you and miss you. You will be in our hearts forever.XOXO Aunt Steph (Teffy) and Uncle Ed ”
1 of 30 | Posted by: Stephanie Novak - Michigan City, IN

“To our son Rick. Tomorrow will mark the one year that you were taken from us for reasons only God will know. You are forever in our hearts and you...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Rick, Sherry, Sean Goodwin - FL

“Rest in peace RickGod Bless you & your family(work with Rick @ the McGee tire stores) ”
3 of 30 | Posted by: Kevin Diener - Seminole, FL

“He was a rgood friend to everybody never a moment he wasn't smiling Rick always smiled and laughed he was such a cool guy ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Kenneth Foust - Hammond, IN

“Rick and Sherry we were so sorry to hear about the tragic accident that occurred, taking the life of Ricky and Harold. We will always remember the...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Gary and Peggy Tapley - IN

“Sorry for your loss he was a good guy your son looked out for me and I'll never forget that. ”
6 of 30 | Posted by: Justin quade - Venice, FL

“My condolences to all of you, your in my thoughts and prayers...R.I.P. will be missed...heaven defiantly gained another Angel... ”
7 of 30 | Posted by: Petra Hollis - Hammond, IN

“Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Debbie & Kenny Adams - Holiday, FL

“Rick, Sherry and family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength through this most difficult time. Our...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Charlie & Margie(Klienaman) Dark - IN

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved ones. (Friends of Steph and Ed Novak) ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Marj and John Openshaw - FL

“I am so sorry for your loss of Rick JR. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 30 | Posted by: Sharon (Cabell) Schrum - FT Hood, TX

“Rick & Sherry & Family, sorry to hear about your son...Rick & my son Adam were best of friendS...Your son was always a gentleman at my was a...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: ADA GARVEY - HIGHLAND, IN

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of your son Rick and your brother Sean as well as for Uncle Harold and his family wife Roberta and his son Harold....Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Sharon (Cabell) Schrum - TX

“Dear Sherry, I read 'The Times' every morning and before I get to the obituaries I always say a little prayer that I won't see a familiar name. ...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Shirlely & Karl Euler - Lynwood, IL

“Rick & Family. My deepest condolences and prayers for healing & strength during this time. Rick has been so so missed over the years, since moving to...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Tiffani Kreglow - Hammond, IN

“I was very saddened by your loss. Hope your good memories will help ease your pain. Think of you often when thinking of our youth. God be with you. ...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Betty Ellis - Valparaiso, IN

“Sherry Rick and Sean, We will never understand why our Lord took Ricky so young. Our friendship began several years ago through Harold and...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: John and Lola Henson - FL

“Dear Sherry, Rick, and Sean, We are so very sorry to hear this sad news about your son Rick and also for your brother in law Harold. I know you're...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Jean and Butch Simmons and family - IN

“May God protect and watch over you and Uncle Harold ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: John Lola Henson

“Rick and Sherry, so sorry to hear of your son and Harolds accident.I remember your sons as very little boys at Shafer Lake.May God Bless your family...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Darlene Stevens - Highland, IN

“Rick, Sherry and Sean..I am so heartbroken to hear of Ricky and Harold's passing. They were both great guys that will be missed by many..I know they...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Dede Buttram - Crown Point, IN

“I'm really gonna miss you Rick. You were such a great guy. I'm always gonna wonder what happened out on the water that day..and I'll always remember...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Bobby Tack (crabber bob) - FL

“Sherry, Rick and Sean, We just heard the news today about Ricky and are in complete shock. I cannot begin to find the words to tell you how sorry we...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Tabitha (Holman) Holloway - IN

“Sherry and Rick, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.May God give you comfort. God Bless. Love, Joe Kleinaman Melanie...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Melanie Moynihan - Highland, IN

“My heart goes out to you all. I was shocked and saddened to hear about this. Stay strong, and hold the good memories in your heart. Love you and miss...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Allison (Boswinkle) Piech - IN

“My deepest sympathies to you old friends. Ricky sure became a handsome young man. I looked for Harold's obituary but didn't find it. Please...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Janie Lowry - Hammond, IN

“Richard, Sherry & Sean Goodwin & extended family members. It is with great sadness and shock that I learn of the sudden and untimely passing of "Rick...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Wayne Thomas - a friend

“I am sorry for your loss he was a good friend . God bless ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: Denise Smith - north port, FL

“Rick & Sherrie, words cannot express how our hearts hurt for you !! Your in our prayers .. Anything we can do please get in touch with us ... ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Ken & Jen wright - Crown point, IN

“Sending prayers and love ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: James & Ronda Wilkes & family - TN

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RICHARD "RICK" L. GOODWIN, 29, of Port Charlotte, Florida who was born April 17, 1986 and raised in Hammond, Indiana, died unexpectedly Friday, May 15, 2015 in a boating accident in Charlotte Harbor along with his Uncle, Harold Goodwin, also originally from Hammond/ Highland, Indiana.

Rick graduated from Morton High School in Hammond in 2004. He continued his education for Auto Tech Training and in 2013, at the age of 27, he achieved his goal of becoming an ASE Certified Master Technician. Rick was currently employed by MacKinnon Equipment Services at their Fort Myers office. Being a full time resident of Port Charlotte since 2007, Rick had met many people here and made friends with most all he met. He loved to fish which, in the end helped end his life.

Rick is survived by his loving family, his Father and Mother, Richard and Sherry Goodwin, a Brother, Sean Goodwin all of Port Charlotte; Maternal Grandfather, Leon Sebolt of Crete, IL; Uncle, Alan Sebolt of Crete, IL; Aunt, Stephanie Sebolt Novak, Uncle, Edwin Novak of Michigan Shore, IN, Aunt, Roberta Goodwin of Port Charlotte; Cousin, Harold (Julie) Goodwin of Highland, IN. He was preceded in death his Maternal Grandmother, Joan Sebolt, Maternal Grandparents, Harold L. Goodwin and Elizabeth Bounds Goodwin and by his loving Uncle Harold Goodwin of Port Charlotte. He was a kind and loving son and brother who will be forever missed. Rick was kind hearted, considerate, respectful and helpful to all.

A Celebration of Life Service for Rick will be held Thursday 12 Noon, May 21, 2015 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 AM Thursday until service time.

Please! Please! Always wear a LIFE JACKET while in a boat. In lieu of flowers, donations in any amount are encouraged to a favorite charity. Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.