Jordan Terry Goodwin
This young and vibrant soul was gifted to his friends and family for a short 18 years. It is with great sorrow to share with all those who loved him dearly, that Jordie has returned to his Spiritual and Heavenly families, where he will be at peace as a beautiful shining light.
Jordan was born on October 6th, 2001 in McCall, Idaho. His parents are Lynn Johnson of McCall and Jerimie Goodwin of Donnelly. Sadly, on the evening of July 20th, 2020, we lost our beloved boy at his home in McCall.
There are many things we can say about this young man. From the earliest years and up to his unexpected passing, we can all agree upon the one simplest thing – Jordan’s amazing smile. Jordan had an infectious smile that could radiate a room, change a mood and melt your heart. Along with dozens of other qualities, we will all definitely miss seeing that beautiful smile every day.
Throughout his life, Jordan was an incredibly talented athlete and successful at multiple sports. He was a strong force on the football field from the early age of eight through his senior year at McCall-Donnelly High School where he helped lead his team to the play-offs and to the State Championship game last fall. He had a great shot on the basketball court and was a strong defender, but his light shined the brightest in Track and Field where he was becoming a Triple Jumping King. Relay running was all well and good, but he loved the pit. He was on top of the podium numerous times during his track career and was being sought after by several colleges to join their program, however Jordan decided he wanted to become an electrical lineman and was planning to attend Northwest Lineman College in the fall.
Due to the closure of public school this past spring, Jordan missed the opportunity as the senior team captain to break that school record and win State in the Triple Jump, but he was proud of his District and State accomplishments and the 2nd place all-time record holder status at MDHS.
If it wasn’t a school sport, Jordan was engaged in some other form of physical activity with his “brothers.” He loved the outdoors. Fishing, hiking, skiing, surfing and hunting were all very much a part of the way Jordan was raised. This lifestyle played a generous part during the last several months he spent with his dear friends and family. Playing on Payette Lake, exploring the back country up at Mackay Bar and many other river adventures, plus free- range hiking around these hills and slamming down some awesome spikes at the beach volleyball court was Jordan’s way of life. All these fun activities plus working the beach front at Cheap Thrills each summer throughout high school was a fun job where he gained confidence and grew in responsibilities.
Other school activities included seven years of tooting a trumpet as a Band Geek – a hobby he truly loved. With hops like his, Jordan held some inner-school records in the weight room and was proud to be able to dunk the basketball at (almost, just about, not quite - but very nearly) six feet in height. With shoes on we would give it to him.
He had a growing record of volunteering in the community and school events, plus he spent a lot of time and his momma’s money to build a new McCall-Donnelly High School Vandal mascot that he gifted to the school for his senior project.
Speaking of the school. We graciously were told by many that this kid was well loved by the teachers, staff and coaches. Especial his track moms who were always amazing. It was compliments that made his entire family proud. Thank you MDHS for loving this kid.
Jordan was recently chosen for the Midas Gold Scholarship, The Ionic Mason Scholarship, and the Jason Place Memorial Scholarship to close out his senior year and earning Honor Roll achievements with a 3.5 GPA both semesters.
While mentioning the love for this kid – Jordan was blessed with two of the biggest fans any one person could possibly have. His brother and siter adored Jordan for a million reasons. Jacoby and Mikayla both openly spoke about how proud they were of Jordie for all his many accomplishments and for being the best little brother around. Those three were bonded for life. They stuck together in every situation, every trial, every triumph, every victory, and every mocking of their mother… those three were the most unique trio you would ever meet, and it was a joy to parent them together.
Jordan had some pains. He had a side that wasn’t always apparent to even his closest group of friends. Although these issues didn’t control his life by any means, the impulsive choice that led to the passing of this young man needs to be addressed. His passing was way too soon and one that could have been prevented. He was clearly admired and loved by more people than he knew and because of that, his family is asking for a few special requests be made to his peers and friends.
Please speak up, speak out and speak loud. We need you kids, and this community loves you kids. Jordan’s family is willing to support any child who is struggling at any time or any place.
We pray the circumstances surrounding Jordan’s death will not define him. Jordan was a bright light for so many of us, please remember his spirit and keep that alive. Allow Jordo to travel with you to college and to the new football fields and all the amazing adventures that await you. Invite him to your weddings and gatherings along the way. Please keep telling his stories and join us in remembering who this amazing young man really was.
He was our beloved brother, son, nephew, uncle, grandson, classmate, teammate, little kitty and dear friend.
Goodbye for now, Baby Jordan. You are loved beyond the beyond!
- “Look for the Sunflowers, and He’ll Be There.”
- “Let Brotherly Love Continue” - Hebrews 13:1
- “Love you.”
Funeral Services to remember Jordan will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2020 in Elk Creek Church Celebration Center, 14102 Hwy. 55, McCall, Idaho 83638
Condolences for Jordan’s family may be left at www.mccallfunerals.com
Arrangements in care of McCall Funeral Home.
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