Gwin is identified as victim in fatal Goodman accident

Chris Gwin

Chris Gwin

While the investigation into an accident that occurred a week ago Saturday at the Goodman plant here is ongoing, the victim of the accident was laid to rest last week in Camden.

Chris Gwin, age 56, of Cornersville, was been identified as the victim of the accident that occurred at Goodman here on July 16. A native of Nashville, Gwin worked as a logistic specialist with Fastenal.

Company officials said last week that they couldn’t comment any further on what happened as the investigation continues. “The Goodman community is saddened deeply by this accident and is working actively with Fayetteville employees and the community to extend deepest sympathy to the deceased employee’s family and friends,” a company spokesperson had said in a statement issued out of Goodman’s Houston, Texas, headquarters. “Goodman is cooperating fully with all current investigations.”

Gwin was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gwin; wife, Denise Gwin; and a sister, Lisa Wright, according to an obituary issued by Oakdale Funeral Home Chapel out of Camden. He was a graduate of Maplewood High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He was a southern Baptist in faith.

He is survived by his mother, Alice (Jim) Light of Camden; stepmother, Ruth Gwin of Cornersville, and stepbrothers, Hugh Sandifer of Cornersville and Regan (Marie) Sandifer, also of Cornersville.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Oakdale Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mike Blankenship officiating. Burial followed in the Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Ga. Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church youth group in Camden.

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