Gerald Fuquay Goodwin, Sr.




Garner – Gerald Fuquay Goodwin, Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Fuquay-Varina. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Gerald was born April 19, 1935 in Wake County to the late James Jefferson Goodwin and Ila Fuquay Goodwin. During his 58 years as an insurance salesman he developed a second career where he was well known as the self-proclaimed eighth wonder of the world, “The Singing Salesman.” He brought joy and laughter to countless people of all ages over the years by providing his unique talent as a country and gospel comedian and entertainer wherever he went. He was an active, long time member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Gerald dearly loved his family and life in general. His presence will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann L. Goodwin; son, Jerry Goodwin of Willow Spring; daughter, Denise G. Hering and husband, David of Garner; grandson, Jeremy Goodwin of Garner; sister, Patsy G. Coley of Fuquay-Varina.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and other times at their home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 10005 Lake Wheeler Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.