Sammie R. Goodwin, 83, of Brady, died Friday, Feb. 15 in Eden. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Elder Larry Hausenfluke officiating. Burial followed in Gouldbusk Cemetery. Born May 4, 1918, near Stephenville, he was the son of James and Nancy (Caudle) Goodwin. He graduated from Floydada High School where he was an outstanding athlete with the help of the Newberry family. He was a highly decorated Tech/Sgt. with the 9th Infantry Division, 60th Regiment during World War II. After military service, he joined the San Angelo Police Force in August of 1945, serving honorably until his retirement on Sept. 30, 1981. He married Bettie Murrell on April 4, 1953 in Doole. He was an avid sportsman, loving bowling, motorcycles and traveling. He was a member of the VFW Post 1815, a lifelong member of the DAV, a member of the Texas Municipal Police Association and the 9th Infantry Division Association and a member of the Valley Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Bettie, of Brady; two beloved cousins, J.C. Goodwin of Wills Point and Joe Caudle of Arlington; special friends, W.A. (Dubb) Gunn of Goldthwaite and the Newberry families of Floydada, Arlington and Greenville; two nieces; a nephew and two great-nieces. His parents, two brothers, M.B. (Jack) and Charles Goodwin; two sisters, Grace Sinz and Vivian Stephens and his beloved in-laws, B.L. (Pete) and Eva Murrell, preceded him in death.