Entry Date: 7/25/1967

Exit Date: 11/21/1969


Status: D: 04/27/2005

“VP-21 1967 – 1969


PINEHURST, N.C. — John Goodfellow, Cmdr. U.S. Navy, retired, 76, of Pinehurst, N.C., died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at First Health Moore Regional Hospital. He was born in Wenatchee, Wash., Jan. 3, 1929, a son of John and Ellen Goodfellow. He attended the University of New Mexico and was a member of the Epsilon Fraternity. He later graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a master’s degree in business. He worked for his father at the Goodfellow Construction Co. They poured the first cement for the Grand Coulee Dam inWashington. He enlisted in the Navy in 1950, attended flight school in Pensacola, Fl., and received his wings in Corpus Christie, Texas. He was stationed in Washington, Florida, California and Maine. He served in the Korean Conflict, followed by deployments to Japan, Midway, Okinawa, Alaska, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Ireland, Iceland and Puerto Rico. He was assigned to VAHM-10, VP-17, VP-30, VP-21 and Fleet Air Wing 3 and Fleet Air Wing 5. He was an executive officer and the commanding officer of Patrol Squadron 21 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. The squadron flew the Lockheed P2V-7 SP2H Neptune. He retired in 1971 after 21 years of service. He married Margarett Ann Hurt of Renton, Wash., May 14, 1954. They built their home in Pinehurst in 1987 and moved to the area full-time in 1994. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Scott and his wife, Kathy, of Southern Pines, Hugh of Bath, Maine, Craig and his wife, Kelly, of Lake City, Fla., Brett and his wife, Susan, of Bath, Maine, and Stuart of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and nine grandchildren who reside in Colorado, Maine, Florida and Georgia. A memorial service was held at the Village Chapel in Pinehurst, N.C. Sunday, with Dr. Larry Ellis officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Research Department, Southeast Division, Inc., 2200 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319; or to the Carolina Medical Center, Carolina Neuromuscular ALS Center, PO Box 32681, Charlotte, NC 28323-2861”