Lawrence Dowell Goodenow

August 25, 1945 - May 27, 2021

Lawrence Dowell Goodenow of Euless, Texas passed away May 27, 2021 at the age of 75.  He was born on August 25, 1945 to Sallie-Earle Goodenow in McKinney, Texas.  Lawrence served his country proudly during the Vietnam War in the United States Navy.  He worked as a warehouse facility manager for many years.  In his younger days, he was extremely involved in the Dallas Sportatorium where he was best known to his friends and colleagues as Curly. Lawrence was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

He is survived by his four children, Christina Camp-Hardy and wife, Allison Hardy of Hickory Creek, Texas, Tammy Goodenow and husband, Josh Coker of Sachse, Texas, Michael Goodenow of Flower Mound, Texas, and Shae Goodenow of Euless, Texas; sister, Susan Wrenn of California; niece, Susan Elizabeth Wrenn of California; grandchildren, Chaz Camp, Shelby Magnes, Jacob Goodenow, Kaylee Peltier, McKenna Goodenow, Kinzie Peltier and Mason Goodenow; great grandson, Andrew Magnes and a host of other loving family and friends.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his mother, Sallie-Earle Goodenow and mother-in-law, Vivian Mitchell. 

A memorial graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. 

As an expression of sympathy, flowers may be sent to surviving family through Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Flower Shop in Allen or memorial contributions may be made in Lawrence’s honor to: Project 4031 and Mission 22

Memorials Would you like to say a few words? Click Here +

May God Bless you and your family. I am so proud of Christi and Tammy. They are perfect daughters. Your life moves on with your children and grandchildren. Rhonda Cundall, June 18, 2021 I love you daddy and miss you everyday. I know you are looking down on us shaking your head as we plan your service saying, "why are you kids making such a big deal over me". You are worth this and so much more. You will be forever and always missed and so loved. At the end of every call or any voicemail you left us, you always said this unforgetting goodbye. It is now my turn to say it to you......I love you, Bye Bye. Tammy Goodenow, June 13, 2021 Larry was such a great guy. I transferred to the Venture Austin location, but every time I was in the Fort Worth office he would light up every time he would see me. Like I was his best friend. He treated everyone that way. What a tremendous spirit he was and oh how he will be missed. Love you bud! Deborah Yockey, June 10, 2021 My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Larry was much loved around Venture. Imagine the shock when I realized I used to be best friends with one of his daughters! We enjoyed talking about this revelation. Larry will be missed. :-( Cat Dillenburg, June 4, 2021 To Shae and the rest of Larry's family, Larry and I worked together at Venture for over 20 years and through that time, Larry was the most generous and friendly person around. If I needed something, he would stop what he was doing to help me out. Big or small, it didn't matter what the request was, he would always help and do so with a smile. Through lunches playing cards, afternoon breaks playing foosball, drinking too much (me, not him) at Christmas parties, the countless Spring Creek BBQ lunches we had in the warehouse (which he set up and tore down), or even just hanging out while he took a smoke break, some of my best memories at Venture were with Larry. Eating lunch together for such a long time, you learn a lot about a person. We talked of family, friends and many crazy things going on in the world that we would laugh about. One thing that was very clear was that he loved his family. We would joke a lot, but not when it came to his family. Y'all meant the world to him. I deeply regret that I won't be able to attend Larry's service, as I will be out of town, but please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Larry was a fighter and definitely one of a kind. I will miss him. RIP Old Man (my nickname for him at Venture). Jim Linker, June 4, 2021 My brother, Lawrence Dowell Goodenow, had the most generous heart of anyone. We share a multitude of memories of our childhood such as: Eating Jello powder and peanut butter in our den while watching cartoons and the the Three Stooges. We would run down the street to Judge Atwell's house and throw speargrass at each other. On Christmas mornings we woke up to toys and coconuts and oranges in our stockings. Later we would go to our great Aunt Gerties house in Mckinney for Christmas Day.Yes, he teased me like any big brother while holding me down and tickling me. I still have the scar from the toy airplane that he lunched between my eyes. We played king on the mountain in the pool, and he would hold me underwater until I cried. Later he went to Peacock Military Academy in San Antonio. He ran away to home. True, he didn't like school, but he did graduate from the Parker School in Dallas. He enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam War for 4 years. Later Larry married and had two beautiful families. He was a hard worker with a positive outlook on life. I will close with a prayer... May.the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our heart that we may know hat is the hope that belongs to his call. Susan Wrenn, June 4, 2021 I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Daddy! Ashlen Lowrey, June 4, 2021