James Goodner, 77 of Mesquite, TX was born April 22, 1944 in Denton, TX. He passed away on September 15, 2021. James served 2 years in the US Army, serving in Vietnam, where he received the Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medal. He was married for 48 years. Over the years he worked as a teacher, coach, Asst. Principal, Principal and Administrator Officer of Facilities. Services are pending.