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Robert L. Goins

Robert L. Goins, 83, of Pikeville, formerly of Lafayette, Indiana, passed away peacefully at his home on November 2, 2013. He was of the Protestant faith and a member of the Schuyler Avenue Wesleyan Church in Lafayette. He loved music. He was an entertainer and enjoyed puppeteering.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arville and Sarah Goins; son, David Goins; and two brothers, Charles and Arville Goins, Jr.

He is survived and will be missed by his wife, Clydia; daughters, Julie (Noel) Wright of Lafayette, Indiana and Carla Tyra; brothers, William, Gary, and Donald Goins; sisters, Linda Morgan, Brenda Nowland, and Jean Hermes; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Robert’s life was held in the funeral home chapel on November 6 with his brother, William Goins officiating the service. Burial followed in the Iron Hill Cemetery.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Pikeville Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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