Richard Spencer Goforth

Richard Spencer Goforth, 82, of Dayton passed away April 29, 2011 at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County who had retired from Watts Bar. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a former deputy of Rhea County and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Ray Goforth; great-great-grandchild Layla Everett; parents Hershel and Fannie Mae Rice Goforth; and brother James Hershel Goforth.

He is survived by his wife Audrey Wilkey Goforth of Dayton; two daughters Barbara Smith of Spring City and Carol Todd Candler of North Carolina; two sons Steve and Jerry Goforth, both of Dayton; four sisters Lena Rose Clark of Dayton, Alva Wooden of Pikeville, Willia Mae Lowrey and Lee Wener, both of Tampa, Florida; seven grandchildren Scott Smith, Kim Smith Johnson, Ronna Bunch, Missy Power, Chris Goforth, Stefanie Eaves, and Brittany Todd; nine great-grandchildren Heather Everett, Tori Smith, Spencer and Bailey Johnson, Brandalynn Bunch, Kylee Power, Cassidy Tate, Brook Eaves and Jaidence Todd; three great-great-grandchildren Adrianna, Lilly and Teagan Everett; special family members Junior Smith, Richard Bunch and B.J. Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held May 2 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Interment was at Rhea Memory Gardens with Military honors.

Please visit www.coultergarrisonfuneralhome.com to share condolences.

Arrangements were made by Coulter Garrison Funeral Home, Inc. in Dayton.

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