Funeral services for Leroy Goff, 89, of Smithville were held on Nov. 15 in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home. Pastor Jim Moore officiated, with Interment following in Goff Cemetery on the Goff Ridge.
Mr. Goff passed away Nov. 13 at his home in Smithville.
He was born on January 25, 1926 in DeKalb County to the late McRoy Goff and Ovella Rachel Lafever Goff.
Mr. Golf’s greatest accomplishment was raising ten children. He loved to fish and had a great sense of humor. He was mechanically inclined and loved to tinker.
He volunteered at age 17 to serve his country and fellow countrymen in the United States Army, during World War II, receiving three medals: Good Conduct, World War Victory, and the American Theater Ribbon, while serving in Australia (he and all five of his brothers served in different branches at the same time).
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Goff; two great-grandsons, James Raymond Goff and Dillion Goff; three sisters, Margie Herron, Beatrice Hickey, and Gladys Strickland; five brothers, Ben Goff, Beecher Goff, Buster Goff, Orby Goff, and Wilburn Goff.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Rice Goff; four sons, Gary (Charlene) Goff of Smithville, Mike Goff of Smithville, Dale (Marilyn) Goff of Baxter, and Danny (Johnna) Goff of Smithville; five daughters, Chris (Jim) Moore of Cookeville, Gay Lafever of Cookeville, Pam (Calvin) Lankford of Smithville, Lesia (Richard) Young of Smithville, and Robin Beckham of Cookeville; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers included; James Robert Goff, J.J. Beackham, Chase Beackham, Jesse Tollet, Nicholas Goff, Chris Young, Wesley Goff, Jonathon Goff, Braxton Lafever, and Kris Jared.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Caris Hospice and staff, for the last six months of care and support they have provided the Goff family.
Presley Funeral Chapel, Cookeville was in charge of the arrangements