Sergeant Jeremy Scott Goodman (Retired)

August 18, 1981 - January 16, 2021
Sergeant Jeremy Scott Goodman (Retired)

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Sergeant Jeremy Scott Goodman, age 39, a resident of Slatestone Drive Washington NC, passed away on Saturday January 16, 2021 at his residence.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Edgewood Cemetery located at 349 US Hwy 13N. Windsor, NC.

Jeremy was born August 18, 1981 the son of the late Willis Edward Goodman and Shirley Cowan Smith who survives.

Jeremy served his country in the United States Army and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, where on September 15, 2005, he was severely injured in a roadside bomb attack. He was sent back to the United States to the Walter Reed Hospital and then from there to the VA Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. His injuries required many surgeries and procedures throughout his life in our civilian state and local hospitals. For his service, Jeremy received the Purple Heart, as well as the Army Commendation Medal and many others.

He is survived by his parents; Shirley Smith and Rusty Smith of Washington, NC; extended family members and his loving companion, his dog Jordan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Semper Fi & America’s Fund c/o

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Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service & Washington Funeral and Cremation are serving the Goodman family.

Graveside Service

Saturday, January 23, 2021
11:00 AM

Edgewood Cemetery - Directions
349 us Hwy 13N
Windsor, NC 27983

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  • January 21, 2021
    IRA GARRETT says:
    Thank You for your Service

  • February 06, 2021
    June Respess says:
    I am sorry for your loss I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • February 05, 2021
    Gaylia Somers says:
    Goody G..I met you 15 yrs you served with my son. I knew from that moment you were special and would continue to be special in my life. You are like a second son. A strong and humble young man, a HERO... YOU will forever be missed and loved. I know you and my son are together again and pain free, whole again. One day we will all be together, until then..Fly High You are Free...I love you..

  • February 01, 2021
    Curtis Curry says:
    Shirley, I send you my deepest regrets for a lost that's unreplaceable. SGT (R) Jeremy Goodman was not only a soldier but a wonderful, loving young-man that always gave his all. My friend and comrade you will be missed today, and forever. You lead an amazing life my friend, now all your burdens are passed on go rest for now. Now both of my soldier- son's have departed this world to go Guard the left and right side of our heavenly Father in Heaven. Today, I remember you and tomorrow we will talk and laugh again my friend. God Bless You, Shirley for sharing such an amazing young-man!!! SFC (R) Curry

  • January 27, 2021
    Louise Harris says:
    So sorry to read of your great loss. I know how much you loved this precious son. Much love and many prayers to you, Shirley and Rusty.

  • January 23, 2021
    Mike Reynolds says:
    I had the honor to be part of the Patriot Guard that escorted Jeremy today. I unfortunately never got to know him. Rest easy brother and hold watch at the gates of Valhalla so that one day I may relive you.

  • January 22, 2021
    Karen shade says:
    Thank you for your service for us. Rest In Peace young man.

  • January 22, 2021
    Sue Rhem says:
    Rusty and Shirley, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  • January 22, 2021
    Joan Leggett says:
    Shirley, I did not know your son but I do know you and remember your beautiful family that were such dear people in our church family at Cashie. Shelton was a Viet Nam veteran and passed away in February 2020 and my heart always goes out to our veterans. Jeremy is now resting and at peace and paid a full price for his service and I praise God for such strong men as he must have been and a son you will always be very proud of for serving his country. God bless you and your family in your loss and acceptance of his homecoming.

  • January 22, 2021
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  • January 21, 2021
    Vickie Rogerson says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Jeremy held a special place in my heart.

  • January 21, 2021
    Vance and Jean Bell says:
    Rusty and Shirley we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with yall

  • January 21, 2021
    Doris Daniel says:
    I am so very sorry for your family's loss. He gave so much for his country and his family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love.

  • January 18, 2021
    Frances Sheppard says:
    Prayers for comfort, Jeremy was always a respectful and nice young man

  • January 20, 2021
    PEARLIE Bethea says:
    I would always call Jeremy my NC brother whenever I saw him at work, being that I'm from NC as well. We always seemed to understand each other, even when other's didn't. We would say it's a NC thang. Jeremy was a great battle buddy and friend. Easy to talk with and got along with the other guys in the unit. Although, you will be greatly missed. Rest easy my Carolina brother. No more pain and no more suffering.

  • January 20, 2021
    Sgt. Dial says:
    Till we see each other again perhaps on Fiddlers Green.
    Requiescat in pace .

  • January 20, 2021
    Tom and Sandra Brandon says:
    Did not know him but if he was like his mom he must have been a very fine young man...our prayers are with you Shirley

  • January 19, 2021
    Gaylia Somers says:
    Forever missed...Forever loved.. A American Hero

  • January 19, 2021
    Karen Ball says:
    Rusty and Shirley my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days to come. Jeremy was blessed with two of the most dedicated and loving parents he could ever ask for. He was a Brave Courageous Man and Washington's local hero. He will be missed by many.

  • January 19, 2021
    Mildred Bowman says:
    So sorry for your loss, praying for you during this time. May God keep his arms around you and give you comfort. No words can change things but he will always be with you in your heart and memories. Love you guys.

  • January 19, 2021
    Sharon & Rod Rathbun says:
    I knew Jeremy all his life. You will never know a nicer or more courageous young man. Our country needs more like him. Rest In Peace my friend and may God bless Shirley, his family, and comrades in arms.

  • January 19, 2021
    Sharon Howery says:
    I met Jermery at Dr Boyette’s office , he always came in with determination and a smile! He was certainly a TRUE HERO! Rest now soldier and be whole again!
    Prayers sent to your precious family!

  • January 18, 2021
    Robert and Fonda Gautier says:
    Shirley and Rusty, We are so very sorry for your loss. Jeremy is now standing tall in his eternal home! All gave some, some gave all!!! Rest in peace hero!

  • January 17, 2021
    Jackie Mercer says:
    Shirley and Rusty I am so sorry for your loss! May God hold you both a little closer and bring you great comfort! Jeremy will live in your hearts forever! Jackie

  • January 18, 2021
    Robert & Linda Hedgepeth says:
    Shirley I'm so sorry,

  • January 18, 2021
    Leonard and Emily Hudson says:
    We are so very sorry. We will continue to keep you in our prayers