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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 16, 2017

New Kent High contributor to athletics Goodman dies


A Quinton man known to many as the “Number One New Kent High School fan” died Sept. 18. Jess Goodman Jr. was known to many for his contributions to New Kent High School’s athletics. As a 1953 graduate of the high school, he fell in love with athletics as a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track. After serving two years in the U.S. Army in Japan and 30 years working at CSX Railroad as a brakeman, Jess returned to his home in New Kent. After retiring, he began volunteering and photographing every athletic event possible. “Around 2000 he started…
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