Donald Wayne “Don” Goforth, 72, of Lincoln, went Home to Heaven on May 14, 2017.
Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Full Gospel Evangelistic Center, Lincoln. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 12 Noon also at Full Gospel Evangelistic Center with Pastor Steve Owens and Pastor Jessie Cavness officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Don was born January 8, 1945 in Shawneetown, IL., the son of George and Edna Mae Goforth. He made the decision to spend the rest of his life with Carolyn Richardson on December 31, 1971 (second time around to each other). He was a member of Full Gospel Evangelistic Center. Don proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a truck driver for many years. He was a jack of all trades and used his handy man skills to help others. He hand made equipment for the Special Education Department at District 27; was always willing to help his family with projects, and was always caring and giving. He was a special man and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Surviving are his wife Carolyn Goforth; daughters Debbie (Steve) Owens and Cheri (George) Leverton all of Lincoln; He was affectionately called Papaw by 10 grandchildren: Jared (Mandy) Owens, Aubrey Joseph ( Andrew Galligos) , Jordan Owens, Austin Curry, Dalton Goforth, Brayden Curry ( Morgan Eads) , Josalyn Owens, Sydney Goforth, Laci Miller, and Justin Goforth; great grandchildren Abigail Curry, Cayden Curry, and 1 great grandson on the way, Greyson Galligos. Also surviving are step granddaughter Tiffany (Kyle) Thomas, step great grandchildren Kaylie Thomas and Brylie Thomas, and nephews Charlie Smith and Gary F. Goforth both of Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gary Lee Goforth, daughter Brenda Goforth, and son Jeff Goforth.
Memorial donations may be made to Full Gospel Evangelistic Center.