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04/03/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Wayne Goff

Wayne Denver Goff
(d. 27 Mar 2014)

Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.          Wayne Goff, Class of 1961, brother of Ray Goff ('53) of VA and of the late   Joanne Goff Parrott, Class of 1954, passed away in Norfolk on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the age of 70.


From the Daily Press - 04/03/14:

                Wayne Denver Goff
 
      CHESAPEAKE - Wayne Denver Goff, 70, a lifetime resident of Newport News and Hampton, VA, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2014.

For the last two years, he lived with his brother Ray Goff and sister-in-law Ginny Goff in Chesapeake, VA, while being treated for numerous cancers.

He was preceded in death by a sister Joanne Goff Parrott, and parents Raymond and Mildred Goff.

Wayne was a graduate of Newport News High School Class of 1961, and also a graduate of NASA's Apprentice School, Langley Field, VA, where he worked for many years. Most recently Wayne was employed by Yorktown Naval Weapons Center.

 
Wayne Goff
 

Wayne also served in the USMC Reserve Unit in Newport News. He coached numerous youth basketball teams as a volunteer. Wayne loved all sports and especially enjoyed playing golf. He was also an avid fisherman and knew all of the hot spots in the bay.

Wayne is survived by his brother, Ray Goff, sister-in-law Ginny Goff, nieces Cindy Goff Orner and Sharon Goff, nephew Chuck Parrott, and many cousins in Mathews, Gloucester, and Chesapeake, VA, Maryland, Florida, Arizona, and Kentucky.

A Celebration of Life service will be at the Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:15 A.M. The service will begin at 11:00 A.M. followed by interment at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the in memory of Wayne. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on April 3, 2014.
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April 03, 2014

Semper Fidelis, Wayne.

~ Unsigned

 

 
April 03, 2014
 
  In Loving Memory of Wayne Denver Goff --- Wilbur, Linda, and Jim

~ Linda Templeton, Hayes, Virginia


 
April 03, 2014
 
It is with great sadness to hear about Wayne .He taught both my sons how to fish and we spent many of days on the water together as neighbors and friends. He will be missed.

~ Steven Hughes, Grandview, Virginia
 

 
April 03, 2014

  Deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

~ Marie Jurek, Williamsburg, Virginia
 

 
April 03, 2014
 
Ray and Ginny and family, Our prayers are with y'all during this time.
love, John and Dawn (Smith) Beale
 
 

 
April 03, 2014
 
I am so sorry to learn that Wayne has passed away. We've been friends since the early 70's when we both lived in GrandView. Although I haven't been back to the peninsula since about 2000, I remember seeing Wayne on that visit, and as we had on so many other occasions, we enjoyed some good times and lots of laughs. We've lost a good man, and a great friend. My sincere condolences to Wayne's family.

~ Rudy Paucker, Splendora, Texas
 
 

 
April 03, 2014
 
  I am so glad you made the choice to accept Jesus as your savior. I'll see you in Heaven.
 
~ Benny Eison, Hayden, Alabama

 

 
April 03, 2014
 
Wayne, We are really going to miss you. We shared a lot together. We are thankful you are now free of pain and enjoying your reunion with JoJo and Mom and Dad. You taught a lot of people how to be courageous during personal distress. We Love You.

~ Ray and Ginny Goff, Chesapeake, Virginia
 

 
April 03, 2014
 
  May you be. At peace...you are there with Billy all watch over us down here...

~ Wayne Goff, Virginia

 

 
April 03, 2014
 
Sorry for your loss, Ray. My prayers are with the family.
Linda Williams Snelling

~ Linda Snelling, Newport News, Virginia
 

 
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Wayne's family, friends, and classmates.


   This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam61.html


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048


Going Home

Music -
Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 (popularly known as the New World Symphony), 1893
(08 Sept 1841 – 01 May 1904)

 Lyrics added by Dvořák's pupil, William Arms Fisher


Going home, going home
I'm just going home
Quiet light, some still day
I'm just going home
It's not far, just close by
Through an open door
Work all done, care laid by
Going to fear no more
Mother's there expecting me
Father's waiting, too
Lots of folk gathered there
All the friends I knew
All the friends I knew
I'm going home
Nothing's lost, all's gain
No more fret nor pain
No more stumbling on the way
No more longing for the day
Going to roam no more
Morning star lights the way
Restless dream all done
Shadows gone, break of day
Real life begun
There's no break, there's no end
Just a living on
Wide awake with a smile
Going on and on
Going home, going home
I'm just going home
It's not far, just close by
Through an open door
I am going home
I'm just going home
Going home, going home


"Going Home" midi courtesy of - um, I don't know, but it's been in my files for a long time.....

"Going Home" lyrics courtesy of  http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/annie-haslam-lyrics/going-home-lyrics.html - 07/26/09

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Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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