In memory of
Roy Goforth
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In memory of
Roy Goforth
Roy Hershell Goforth Hastings Roy Hershell Goforth of Hastings passed away on April 14th at the age of 71.  He was born in Crossville, TN on August 21, 1945 to Lena and Oris Evans.  After graduating from Harper Creek High School in Battle Creek in 1964, he enlisted in the Navy and proudly served from August 1964 until August 1966.  After a few short-term jobs, Roy started working at Grand Truck Western Railroad in 1968 and retired from there in 2005.  He held various  positions with the Union at Grand Trunk, Local 734. Roy married Denise Stanfield in 1969 and that marriage ended in divorce in 1990.  He  married Janice McKelvey of Hastings on July 26, 2002. Roy enjoyed the outdoors, golf, hunting, and playing cards.  He always enjoyed spending time with family and friends anytime they could be on the lake.  He lived in Battle Creek, Athens and Marshall before moving to Hastings when he married Jan. Roy was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife, Jan; daughter, Marie Goforth of Battle Creek; son, Roy Evan Goforth of Jacksonville, FL; stepdaughters Martha Gibbons of Chicago and Libby (Dan) Bonnell of Grand Rapids; stepson Matt Gibbons of Hastings; brother, R.B. (Sherri) Goforth of Cleveland, TN; and brother Virgle (Darlene) Goforth of Homosassa, FL; nine grandchildren and 2 great grandsons.   Cremation as taken place.  A celebration of Roy's life will be held on May 21st from 1 to 4 p.m. at the VFW, 304 S. State St., Nashville, MI.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.Michigan.Cemation.com .
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