Steve Lamar Goforth

October 6, 1939 - March 5, 2012
Steve Lamar Goforth


Steve Lamar Goforth, 72, of Oak Island, NC, formerly of Fayetteville, NC, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Steve was born in Norwood, NC to Roy B. and Myrtle Stevens Goforth. He grew up in Fayetteville and continued on to Campbell College where he received his BS in Physical Education. Steve was an all around athlete who loved hunting and fishing, but his first love was Golf and he became a Pro. Steve also joined the U.S. Navy and became a Lt. Commander and a pilot. He was later in the Reserves.

He also spent years in the family pest control business and continued on as a manager for Cleggs Pest Control. He enjoyed almost 20 years with Cleggs. Steve’s wonderful sense of humor, good nature and loving attitude were a blessing to all who had the pleasure of working, playing or living with him.

Steve was a kind and loving husband to Frances L. Goforth and he was a devoted father and step-father to their children. He is survived by his two sons, Bryan and Steven and daughter-in-law, Stephanie. He was the proud Grandfather of Aryn Goforth, U.S. Navy. Steve was also the proud step-father of William Brian Kinlaw who is attending the Savannah College of Art and Design; his sister, Kathy Henrickson and husband, Sam; brother, RB Goforth and wife, Carol; his good friend and cousin, Richard Earl Stevens.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, March 16, 2012 at Oak Island Presbyterian Church by Rev. Walter Taylor.

Memorials may be made to the Oak Island Presbyterian Church, 1503 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • March 13, 2012
    Dianna says:
    Steve, Thanks for 20+ years. You will be missed.

  • March 13, 2012
    Shirley Stevens Gallineau says:
    Steve was my cousin and I loved for him and Kathy to come to Charlotte. When it rained we all played in the attic. I will always remember we had a spelling bee to see who would get the attic and the word was onion, and he spelled it union. He got the attic anyway. I have thought about the 4 cousin's alot and Richard Earl. I miss Myrtle and Roy also. In sympathy, Cousin Shirley Stevens Gallineau

  • March 13, 2012
    WC Westbrook says:
    I had the pleasure of playing golf with Steve at Green Valley Country Club in the late 70's. He was always a first class gentleman and will be missed by myself, Tom Copher, Harvey Adcox, and Charlie Bullard...also many others.

  • March 16, 2012
    Betsy Taylor Sanders says:
    To Fran You have my deepest sympathy and you will forever be in my prayers. Betsy with Clegg's Termite & Pest Control.

  • March 16, 2012
    KHADEDRA DRAKEFORD says:
    MY CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS TO THE GOFORTH FAMILY. HE WILL BE TRUELY MISSED. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU CLOSE TO HIM DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME