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Robert Lee "RL" Goforth, Jr.

November 5, 1934 ~ June 10, 2022 (age 87)

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Mr. Robert Lee Goforth, Jr., age 87, passed away Friday, June 10, 2022 at home with his eldest son Robbie by his side.  

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, June 16, 2022 at M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Clover, SC. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens, 1774 Filbert Hwy., York, SC.  The family will receive friends from 6 pm until 8 pm Wednesday night at the funeral home.

RL was born November 5, 1934 in York County, SC to the late Robert E. Lee Goforth, Sr. and Hiley Bryson Goforth. He was a 1953 graduate of Clover High School, served in the U.S. Navy from August 3, 1953 until December 7, 1962, and retired from Freightliner, Charlotte, NC.

RL was the widower of Elena P. Caruso Goforth. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise Leeann Goforth, two sisters, Margaret Ann Goforth and Thelma Mae Goforth and one brother, Jack W. Goforth.

Survivors are his two sons, Robert Lee “Robbie” Goforth, III, Clover, SC and John Joseph Lee “Joey” Goforth (Kathie), Clover, SC; daughter Carol Ann G. Rhyne (Michael), Clover, SC; sisters Louise Murry (Robert), Gastonia, NC and Betty Jackson, Clover, SC; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Holy Angels, 6600 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012 or Moped to Memphis, 106 Patterson Street, Clover, SC 29710.  

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Services

American Legion Service
Wednesday
June 15, 2022

4:00 PM

Visitation
Wednesday
June 15, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
M L Ford & Sons Funeral Home
209 N Main Street
Clover, SC 29710

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 16, 2022

2:00 PM
M L Ford & Sons Funeral Home
209 N Main Street
Clover, SC 29710

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