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
    david cummings says:
    he will be missed

  • March 16, 2012
    Morgan Hummell says:
    My condolences to the family of Steve Goforth. I work at the Cleggs in Wilmington and I got to meet him a few times and he was a very nice man. I was very sad to hear the news. My prayers go out to everyone affected by this loss. May he now rest in peace.

  • March 16, 2012
    Stella Weaver says:
    Steve was a super nice guy. i enjoyed working with him. He will be missed alot. My prayers and thoughts are with Fran and his family

  • March 16, 2012
    Nancy says:
    You will be missed, Steve. See you on the other side.

  • March 06, 2012
    Sue Barham says:
    Steve was my boss,he was the greatest man to work with you couldn't of asked for a better boss all of us in the branch loved him and his wife Fran.He will be deeply missed