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John Raleigh Goins, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1924
Sabine Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 2011
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

John R. Goins Jr.

SHREVEPORT, LA - Celebration of Life services for John R. Goins, Jr., 86, will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Centuries Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Woody Janise of Kingston Road Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA, officiating. Interment will follow in the Centuries Memorial Park, 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, LA. The family will be receiving friends for visitation, Wednesday, January 12, 2011, from the hours of 5-7 p.m. at Centuries.

John was born on October 12, 1924, in Fisher, LA to the late John Raleigh Goins, Sr. and Audrey Viola Mitchell Goins and passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2011, peacefully at his home.

As a young man, John achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from C.E. Byrd High School('42), where he achieved All-City and All-State recognition as Center for the football team. In 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during WWII on board the USS Salt Lake City CA25. After the war, he served in the US Naval Reserves until his retirement as Chief. In 1950 he graduated from Centenary College. John worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over thirty years, retiring as Personnel Director.

John was an avid fisherman. He was an active member in the USS Salt Lake City Association, member of the Cedar Grove Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. John was a member of Kingston Road Baptist Church and enjoyed the Christian fellowship that he received there.

Left to cherish their wonderful memories together is his loving wife, Willie Mae Holm Goins; two sons, Gerald Goins and wife Ann, and Glenn Goins; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jeffrey.

John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry L. Goins.

Pallbearers will be the members of the Kingston Road Baptist Church's Thursday Morning Men's Group, of which he was a member.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Kingston Road Baptist Church Building Fund or the charity of donor's choice.

Centuries Memorial
Funeral Home 318-686-4334

Published in Shreveport Times on January 12, 2011 
Family links: 
  John Raleigh Goins (1902 - 1947)
  Audrey Mitchell Jackson (1904 - 1980)
  John Raleigh Goins (1924 - 2011)
  Jerry L. Goins (1926 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Centuries Memorial Park
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: New interment January 13, 2010.
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: Jan 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64094851
John Raleigh Goins, Jr
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RIP John Raleigh Goins, Jr. Thank you for your service, sir.
- James Ellis
 Added: Feb. 19, 2017

 Added: May. 18, 2011
Chief Petty Officer (E-7), USNR (US Navy Reserve). We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Chief Goins.
 Added: May. 14, 2011
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