Albert B. "Al" Goodson, 88, of McPherson, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2018 while in the company of family members, at Angel Arms.
Albert was born in El Dorado on June 19, 1929, a son of Flossie Dale (O'Dell) and Robert Thomas Goodson.
Al attended the El Dorado grade schools and graduated in 1947 from McPherson High School, McPherson.
He was a former member of Church of the Nazarene, McPherson.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a sergeant in World War II. Al served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force in the occupational forces. He served with the 317 Troop Carrier Group and transferred to Japan for about 6 months before transferring to Germany. He moved to Salina and then to Shreveport, Louisiana.
Al worked for the National Cooperative Refinery Association for 40 years and retired in 1991 as an instrument leaderman.
Al was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 and American Legion Post 24 both of McPherson.
Al enjoyed hunting, fishing, was very good working with his hands, restoring antique cars, woodworking, and was a master of all trades. He loved his family, spending time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren were very precious to him.
Al was united in marriage to Ruth Carol Heap on Dec. 30, 1951 at El Dorado. The young couple established their first home together in McPherson.
He is survived by his daughters, Tina Postier, and her husband Charles, of McPherson, and Dawn Erickson, of McPherson; his grandchildren, Luke Postier, and his wife Tasha, of McPherson, Andy Erickson and his wife Lauren, of Lenexa, Elkee Erickson, of McPherson; his great-grandchildren, Kaleb Postier, of McPherson, and Kinsley Postier, of McPherson.
Al was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, James "Jim", Marvin, Robert "Bob", Joe, Morris, and George Goodson; his two sisters, Verla May Eastman and Deloris Johanson.
Friends are also invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29 at Glidden - Ediger Chapel.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, with the Rev. Tim Leaf officiating.
Burial will be at the New Gottland Lutheran Church Cemetery, McPherson, with military honors presented by the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 and the American Legion Post 24 both of McPherson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Angel Arms or Trinity Lutheran Church and can be sent to Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St. McPherson, Kansas 67460.