Thomas H. “Tony” Goodson of Early passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. 

He was born in Fort Worth, Texas to James Carroll and Annie Goodson on August 4, 1944. He resided in the Brownwood/Early area all his life. He worked at Lake Haven Docks after high school then in 1974 he went to work for BNSF Railroad as an engineer. He retired in 2005 after working 31 years. He married his wife, Shirley Ann Hukill on November 17, 1984.

Preceding Tony in death are his parents and his sister, Carol Ann.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Goodson; his brother Bill Goodson; four children; Terri Boyd and husband Mark, Lane Goodson and wife Michele, Amy Conner and husband Jay, and Evelyn Ivey and husband Nathan. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was a beloved son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He always helped people in need, a friend to all and loved his friends like family. Tony will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Corrine T. Smith Animal Shelter in Brownwood, TX.

The family is hosting a memorial gathering to celebrate Tony’s life on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 2 to 4pm at the Dam Volunteer Fire Department, Community Center, located at130 Hightop Street, Brownwood, Texas, 76801.