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Received Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science from the University of Florida in 1967

Married Kathy Deitering in 1967.

Received Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida in 1973

Taught Agriculture and FFA Advisor for 17 years

Lived in DeLeon Springs until 1998 on their farm. Moved to Astor on the St. John's River and now split time between there and Gainesville.

Retired as Vocational Specialist, Volusia County Schools

3 Children

Matthew (Matt) - 40, Resides in Gainesville, University of Florida Graduate, Forestry

Monica - 38, Resides in Miami, Florida International University Graduate, Physical Therapy

Margaret (Maggie) - 34, Resides in Mount Dora, University of Florida Graduate, Agricultural Edication, Masters and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida

2 Grandchildren

Maggie and Jason Gardner (University of Florida Graduate, Economics) have our only grandkids, Madeline 8 and Leonie 6.

Larry Goodin
PO Box 75
Astor, Florida 32102


In preperation for the 1989 Lopez "Early Years 1960-1965" reunion, the following survey was sent to all class members.

Name: Lawrence E Goodin, Jr

Address: PO Box 522 DeLeon Springs, FL 32028

Nickname: Larry

Spouses Name: Kathleen Deitering

Nickname: Kathy

Date of Marriage: 12 Aug 1967

Names of Children/Dates of Birth: Matthew/22 Nov 1972; Monica/9 Dec 1974; Margaret (Maggie);23 Jun 1978

Occupation: Vocational Specialist - Volusia County Schools

Spouses Occupation: Physical Therepist - Volusia Easter Seal Center


After high school, Larry got an AA from DBJC and a BS from the University of Florida. He had a successful career in the Volusia County School system as a classroom teacher and later as an administrator.

Larry is married to Kathy Deitering and they have three children (two girls and a boy), and two grandchildren. They live in a house on the banks of the St. Johns River in Astor, Florida.