July 9, 1935 November 9, 2017


Edward Oscar Goforth, 82, of Jasper, passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at his residence.

The family will receive friends today, Nov. 12, 2017, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel, with burial at Walker Memory Gardens. John Gates, Zac Goforth and Mike Goforth will officiate.

Goforth was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Dorothy Goforth; wife, Loavell Goforth; father, William J. Goforth; mother, Maymie Goforth; brother, William “Billy” Goforth; stepdaughters, Shelia Barton and Sharon Oswalt; grandsons, Daniel Goforth and Joshua Goforth; and grandson-in-law, Paul Marin.

He is survived by his daughters, Glenda Duncan (Dennis) of Jasper and Darlene Jennings (Darrell) of Coosada, Ala.; sons, Michael Goforth (Donna) of Boaz, Carl Goforth (Robin) of Jasper, and Alan Goforth (Tracie) of Winfield; sisters, Doris Yeary of Melbourne, Fla., Hazel Bryant of Ooltewah, Tenn., Mary Murphree of Ringgold, Ga., and Janice Leonard of Ringgold, Ga.; brother, Willis Goforth of Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandchildren, Stacey Duncan Junkin, Kimberly Duncan Grace, Deidra Duncan Parnell, Heather Goforth, Zac Goforth, Holly Goforth Marin, Jake Goforth, Alex Goforth, Riley Goforth, Allison Goforth, Lauren Goforth, Nathan Goforth, Regan Jennings, Bailey Jennings, Kendall Jennings, and Dewayne Barton; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Alex Goforth, Riley Goforth, Nathan Goforth, Jake Goforth, Brian Junkin, Jeffrey Grace, Clayton Parnell and Willis Goforth.

Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571