PORT ARTHUR,TEXAS - Wayne D. Goodson, 93, of Port Arthur,TX passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont TX. Wayne was born on July 10, 1915, in Campti, Louisiana to Callie and Dennis Goodson. He grew up in Louann, Arkansas and later moved to Port Arthur. Wayne worked at Texaco Refinery as an operator in the Chemical Department until he retired in 1973. He was a member of Aldersgate Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Arthur; the Port Arthur Masonic Lodge and was a World War II Navy Veteran serving on the U.S.S. Tripoli. Wayne loved to grow vegetables in his garden from where he made his jellies and jams but mostly he loved spending time with his family. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Modica and husband William of Beaumont; brother, Arthur Goodson of Illinois; sister, Ellen Beall of Odessa, Texas; three grandchildren, Joshua Kimball, Jeremy Kimball and wife Mandy and Fallan Juneau; great grandson, Kade Kimball. Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2008, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur,TEXAS with burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves TX. A gathering of friends and family will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2008, at the funeral Home.