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James E Goforth

January 4, 1928 April 4, 2018
James E Goforth
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Obituary for James E Goforth

James Edmon Goforth went to be with his Savior on April 4, 2018. James is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Crawley) and three children Glenna (husband David Gibbs), Kerry (wife Cindy), and Douglas (wife Pamela). He is also survived by three grandchildren (Jennifer, Kayla and Alex) and many nieces and nephews. James was born in Gary, IN, on January 16, 1928 to Edward Reid Goforth and Mariam Josephine Bales Goforth. He was predeceased by his brother, Gene Bales Goforth (wife Frances). He graduated from William A. Wirt High School in 1945 and was drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1946. After serving in the Philippine Islands James was honorably discharged and earned a degree in Agriculture at Purdue University in 1951. James and Barbara met and married in 1952. James worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service in New Mexico until 1970 before returning to the family farm in Dana, IN. He enjoyed playing piano at eight area nursing homes with the Kitchen Band for 40 years and retired from farming in 2005. James was a lifelong follower of Christ and died with his family by his side. According to his wishes, he will be cremated and interred at the Bales cemetery. The family will receive friends at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home in Dana, IN, from noon until 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 7, 2018 followed by a Memorial Service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to James’ home church, Dana Methodist Church.


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Visitation

Saturday

7

Apr

12:00 PM 4/7/2018 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 4/7/2018 2:00:00 PM
Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home

225 Maple Street
Dana, IN 47847

Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home
225 Maple Street Dana 47847 IN
United States

Service

Saturday

7

Apr

2:00 PM 4/7/2018 2:00:00 PM
Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home

225 Maple Street
Dana, IN 47847

Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home
225 Maple Street Dana 47847 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Dana First United Methodist Church

260 N linden Street
Dana, IN 47847
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