|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1861|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1930|
Published in The Lexington Progress, June 27, 1930
George Washington Goff, who departed this life at the hour of 2:00 p.m., June 19, 1930, would have been 69 years old had he lived until August. He was born and reared in Henderson County and lived his whole life here. Fifty years ago last March 5th, he was married to Miss Susan Hefley, daughter of the late Stephen Hefley of the old 11th district, and of the eight children born to the union, Agnes died at age 42, the wife of H.J. Petty, and Steve, who died several years ago, leaving a family.
Five sons survive: Dr. Jesse F. Goff, George W. Goff Jr., Benjamin H. Goff, William M. Goff, and Garrett Hobart Goff, all of Henderson County except Hobart, who resides in Decatur County.
Some two years ago Mr. Goff became a member of the Baptist church, hence it was fitting that on last Friday his remains should be carried to that house of worship in Lexington (the First Church) where the last rites were held, Revs. Fleetwood Ball, W.F. Boren and G.G. Joyner officiating, and all paying glowing tribute to the sincerity of purpose and goodness of heart of the man whose body lay before them.
George Goff had been a business man, a farmer and an official of Henderson County and his integrity was no more to be questioned that was his neighborliness, for which he and his family were always noted. He had the faults and foibles incident to humanity but he loved his family, his friends and his country. His heart was in the right place and his pocket always in easy reach when his charity was appealed to. Between George Goff and the writer, there were not beliefs in common, yet they entertained for each other a friendship that was unbroken through more than a quarter of a century. We join in the hope that his soul is resting in peace.
**Preceded in death by two daughters, Bertha Susan Goff and Agnes Elmira Goff Petty; and one son, Stephen Thomas (Steve) Goff.
Agnes C. Edgar Goff (1839 - 1920)
Susan Penelope Hefley Goff (1858 - 1950)*
Agnes Elmira Goff Petty (1881 - 1919)*
Stephen Thomas "Steve" Goff (1882 - 1923)*
Jesse Franklin "Frank" Goff (1884 - 1944)*
George Washington "Dick" Goff (1887 - 1980)*
Benjamin Harrison "Ben" Goff (1888 - 1982)*
Bertha Susan Goff (1891 - 1892)*
William McKinley "Bill" Goff (1894 - 1963)*
Plot: Old City Cemetery Section
Created by: Mary Jo
Record added: Dec 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82555457
Added: Dec. 29, 2011