June 19, 1940 ~ February 4, 2014

Born in: Madison Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

William "Bill" Fredrick Goforth, 73, of Asheville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his residence. A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Fred and Edith Lunsford Goforth. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Carolyn Nix as well as two brothers, Aaron Goforth and Macky Goforth. Bill was currently working for Ingles Markets, of which he had been employed since 1973. He loved the outdoors, especially playing golf, fishing and working in his garden. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy Pegg Goforth; one daughter, Donna Goforth Wingo of Charlotte, NC; one son, Michael Goforth and his wife, Kim, of Asheville; two sisters, Pat Goforth of Marshall and Sheila Ann Crooke and her husband, Bart, of Candler; one brother-in-law, Jack Pegg of Candler; three grandchildren, Tyler Goforth and his girlfriend, Pamela, Samantha Wingo and Dillon Wingo; one great-grandson, Michael Benjamin Goforth, as well as several nieces, nephews and very good friends. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 7, 2014 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Pastor Ronnie Owen officiating. Interment will follow at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, February 6, at the funeral home.

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  1. We would like to extend our condolences to Bills family.
    we both have very fond memories of working with him in Bryson City.
    Darren & Barbie Barker.

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  2. Remembering so many wonderful memories growing up with the Goforth family especially all the time spent at the ball park playing softball together and supporting the baseball teams. Bill was a great coach! Not only were his teams good but so much fun to play for 🙂 Rest in peace.

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  3. Dear Mike and family, I’m so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

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  4. My deepest sympathies to Judy, Mike, Donna, and the entire Goforth family. Bill was a great man and true friend. He will be sorely missed by those of us fortunate enough to have crossed his path.

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  5. Dear Judy,Mike and Donna, I was so sorry to hear that we had lost Bill. He and I had some great times together since 1950, Mother always loved to see Bill and Jack come to the house. Bill will forever be missed,but not forgotten.

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  6. Aunt Judy, Mike and your family, Donna and your family, Mom and Aunt Sheila, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I pray for God’s peace and comfort during this very difficult time. He will always be with us in our hearts.

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  7. Judy so sorry to hear about Bill. Him Bobby can catch a lot of fish now they loved each other like brothers. Please know you and your family are in my prayers call me and we will visit. love Barbara

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  8. In the short period of time that I knew and worked with Bill it became very obvious that he was a kind and considerate gentleman. Condolences to his family and friends.

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  9. Ingles at Oteen has never been the same since Bill Goforth left that location. Bill and Judy have been wonderful parent, a Christian influence on all they were around. My hearts and prayers go out to your family – he surely will be missed. He was proud of his family, and such a hardworking and kind man. God Bless all of you all. Mike and Kim I know your family’s hearts are crushed ! !

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  10. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  11. Judy,We are so sorry to hear about Bill…….He was always such a dear friend and his friendship will be in our hearts forever……..

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  12. oh my sweet lord im saddened to hear of the tragic news. my prayers and our family ill offer my prayers and my mass for you and your family. ill allways remember his toughtfullness to our family.

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  13. Gene and I are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was always such a pleasure to talk to when we were working and also just visiting. Our condolences to the entire family.

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  14. Shelia and Family: May God comfort you and the family at this sad time. Bill had such a good personality and always a smile on his face. It is hard to let go of someone you love so much, but knowing that he is no longer suffering is a blessing. You will see him again in Heaven.

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  15. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this trying time.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    Judith, Eual Ray and Johnathan Parris

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  16. Judy, so sorry to hear about Bill. Randy called me from Chatt. tonight and told me. I have moved back to Asheville and wish I had known. I have you and your family in my prayers with my love.

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