Howard Goodwin Jr., was born September 22, 1952, to Howard Goodwin Sr. and Irene P.
Goodwin in Birmingham, Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his father Howard Goodwin, Sr., mother Irene P. Goodwin, and sister, Shirley Goodwin Brown.
He attended Westfield High School in Dolomite, Alabama after which he started his work career at Vulcan Material in Fairfield, Alabama where he worked for 25 years before retiring.
He confessed Christ at an early age and later joined Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church of Wylam in Birmingham, Alabama.