Houston---Leslie Gene Goodson, 65, passed away on November 2, 2020 at his home in Houston, MS. Born October 1, 1955 in Calhoun County, he was the son of the late Billy Gene Goodson and Doris Clanton Goodson. He was a 1973 graduate Calhoun City High School, and a member of New Gauley Freewill Baptist Church. Leslie worked for many years in the trucking Industry, and was a driver for JBR Transport until his retirement. He enjoyed meeting and visiting with fellow truck drivers and friends. He loved picking with people and making them laugh. In his spare time, he enjoyed deer hunting, reading, and water skiing in his younger years. He was also an avid sports fan, especially the SEC and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. When he wasn’t on the road working, he loved spending time with his family and his dog Barbie. His family will always cherish his memory and continue to spread his love. Leslie leaves behind a legacy of kindness and generosity that will be forever remembered by those who knew and loved him.
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Pryor Funeral Home is honored to serve the Goodson family.
A Funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 2:00pm at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City. There will also be visitation time with the family on Thursday from 12:00pm until service time at the funeral home. Bro. Tommy Havarty will be officiating with interment to follow at New Gauley Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Reed, Beau Goodson, Julian Milam, Nikko Moreno, Terry Moore, and Tom Ferguson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Hunter Crosby, Blake Reed, Jonah Webster, and Jack Reed.
He leaves behind his wife Dianne Goodson; daughters, Dawn Goodson and fiancé Chad Hawk of Houston, MS; step- daughters, Jennifer Webster of Houston, MS; Kerri Adams of Madison, MS; Kelly Gonzales (Jamie) of Woodland, MS; brother; Steve and (Kathy) Goodson of Calhoun City, MS; grandchildren; Hunter, Mallory, and Caitlyn Crosby; step-grandchildren; Kelsi Stewart, Shelby Adams, Gabbi Adams, Courtney Ruth, Amber Ruth, Jonah Webster, Kayla Gonzales, Hannah Edwards, Chantal Medina, Alexandria Che, Blake Reed, Joshua Reed, and Megan Reed; step- great grandchildren; Mariella Webster, Charleigh Reed, Lindsay Grace Reed, Amaya Edwards, Mikalah Hambrick, and Harley Medina.
He is preceded in death his parents, Billy Gene Goodson and Doris Clanton Goodson; and a granddaughter, Lindsay Diane Reed.
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