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Woodrow "Woody" Goforth

May 24, 1945 ~ May 29, 2020 (age 75)


Woodrow “Woody” Goforth, 75, passed away on May 29, 2020 at his home. He was born on May 24, 1945 in St. Louis to Woodrow & Elsie (Black) Goforth. He married Darlean Wisdom on October 8, 1966 in Jerseyville and they shared 53 years together. He was an Army Vietnam veteran and he retired from General Motors. He was a faithful member of Eastland Baptist Church. John 11:25-26: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” Woody loved a beautiful lawn, putting in a garden, and keeping his cars washed and waxed. He grew up having to work. He was a very hard worker and sometimes worked more than he should. He loved his children and grandchildren and helped them anyway that he could. Since his retirement, Darlean and Woody were together all the time.  He is survived by his wife: Darlean Goforth; his children: Darin (Tina) Goforth of Saint Robert, Missouri and Angie (Terry) Blasa of Jerseyville; his grandchildren: Lorne, Emily, Michael, Allie, and Adrian; his great-grandchildren: Brandon and Nate; his siblings: Douglas (Carla) Goforth of East Peoria, Janet (Jeff) Runyon of New Mexico, and Larry (Linda) Goforth of Hopedale, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Paul Goforth, Danny Goforth, Joann Mathis, and Leonard Goforth. A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Alexander Funeral Home. Pastor John Gibson will be officiating and burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eastland Baptist Church or the Jerseyville American Legion Honor Guard.

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