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 16, 2012
    My condolences to the family of Steve Goforth. He will be greatly missed.

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  • March 16, 2012
    A.J. and Rhonda Jordan says:
    Fran we know you have had a desperate time recently with Steve's illness and death. You were the love of his life. We are so happy your paths crossed, it was divine intervention and grew into such a wonderful and fulling life together. He was a man of honor, loyalty, trustworthiness, and immense integrity. We considered him our true friend since the early 70's. I, (Rhonda) am so happy you and I worked together so I could learn your loving, caring and nurturing personality. Steve said from the 1st time he met you he knew you were his true sole-mate. He loved you so very much! Many people as well as A.J. and I have such wonderful memories as I know you do; let's celebrate the time we had with him!

  • March 15, 2012
    Betty Johnson says:
    To Frances Goforth: We all miss him intensely and share your grief. I am speaking as one of his fellow card players at the Moose Lodge where Steve usually sat to my right and shared that "Knowing Look" with me as seen in that perfect picture in the paper. I am the 92 year old woman who plays the game twice a week and who Loved Your Husband.

  • July 01, 2012
    Larry Adams says:
    Steve I was very blessed to know you as a fellow manager withs Cleggs. You were a great person. Tomorrow I take over your branch and I pray for your hand to reach down and touch me and give me the strength and ability to run this branch in the manner you did. Please be with me and guide me to do the best job of my ability.