Retired Marine Corps Col. Maurice C. Goodpasture, 60, a combat veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict and later a lawyer here, was killed Sunday when the car he was driving crashed near his home in Leesburg, Va.
Since retiring from military service in 1961, he had practiced law in Washington and Arlington and for the past two years in Leesburg.He specialized in civil law.
Col. Goodpasture was born in Lubbock, Tex. He graduated from Texas Tech University there and was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1941.
In World War II he participated in the Guam, Iwo Jima and Bougainville campaigns and was awarded the Bronze Star. After the war, he was assigned to the Marine judge advocate division at the Pentagon.
He attended George Washington University during that time and earned a law degree there. Later he was a battalion commander in Korea during the conflict there.
Col. Goodpasture returned to the judge advocate division at the Pentagon in 1953. His last tour of duty before retiring was at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
He was a member of the D.C., Virginia and American bar associations.
He is survived by his wife, Dapheene , of the home; two sons, John, of Severn, Md., and Alan, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Lora, of Los Angeles; two brothers, John H. and Dr.C.L., both of Lubbock, and one grandchild.