With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Andrew “Drew” Mackenzie Goodwin, a compassionate and humble soul, known for his thoughtful nature, remarkable talent, and sharp sense of humor. Born on March 24, 1995, in Columbus, OH, Drew's journey of life was graced with authenticity, humility, and a deep-seated love for his family and friends. His life's journey ended on September 1, 2023, leaving a void in the hearts of those he touched. \n\nDrew was a talented computer programmer, making his mark in the field of computer technology. His journey began at Pottsville High School, where he discovered his passion for programming. His talent and dedication were recognized in the EAST Lab, setting the foundation for his future achievements. He continued his education at Harding University and later transferred to Arkansas Tech University, majoring in computer programming. Drew's diligent work ethic led him to an internship with Apprentice Information Systems, and upon graduation, he joined the company full time. His passion for programming saw him rise to the position of software developer in the company's Rogers office.\n\nIn addition to a successful career, Drew was an avid outdoorsman, reveling in disc golf, hiking, and fishing. He found joy in the tranquility of nature, often retreating to his favorite fishing spots at the Pottsville Watershed, Beaver Lake, and the White River. Drew also had a knack for cooking and gardening. He was always researching the science behind his hobbies, which made him quite the coffee snob. \n\nSpiritually, Drew found solace and strength in his Christian faith. He was a dedicated member of the West Side Church of Christ in Russellville, where he grew up. His faith journey extended to mission trips in Guatemala and Germany, counseling campers at Camp Caudle, and he was active in the Church of Christ Student Center, during his time at Arkansas Tech University. Drew's life was a living testament to the verse, “Be kind and compassionate to one another” (Ephesians 4:32). His love and quirky sense of humor certainly brought joy to the lives of all of his friends and loving family. \n\nCherishing every memory of his life are his parents, Nittie and Tracy Goodwin; his sister, Jenna Goodwin of Springdale; and paternal grandmother, Lena V. Goodwin of Ash Flat. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John L. Goodwin, and maternal grandparents, Rex Lakin and Brenda Sue Roberts. \n\nA memorial service to celebrate Drew's life will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 10:00 am CDT at Camp Caudle, 857 State Route 164 North, Hector, Arkansas, 72843. A time of visiting with the family will follow the service. We invite you to share your memories and upload photos of Drew to the memorial page, to celebrate his life and keep his memory alive. Drew's life was a testament to his compassionate, humble, and thoughtful spirit, and his memory will forever remain etched in our hearts.\n\nMemorials may be made to Camp Caudle at www.campcaudle.com, RENEW at www.renewatu.org, and to Arkansas Crisis Center for Suicide Prevention at www.arcrisis.org.