Richard Duane “Dick" Goforth was called home after a sudden illness on September 9, 2017 while on a camping and fishing trip in the Colorado mountains. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to be in the woods surrounded by the beauty of God's creation. In November, 2011 he was recognized in the Pope and Young North America Bow hunting Records of White Tail deer for shooting a 16 point buck, weighing 199 lbs.
Dick was born October 16, 1952 in Enid, Okla. to Duane and Alice Goforth. He attended Miami High School and graduated in 1971. He was an Eagle Scout during his high school years. He was a jeweler by trade early in life, learning from the expertise of his father at Dawson Jewelry. He earned a Jewelry certification from Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology in Paris, Texas. In later years, he worked as a Truck Driver until he retired in 2014.
He was a wonderful father, son, husband and grandfather. He enjoyed his time playing with his granddaughters, smoking meats for family dinners, boating, riding 4 wheelers, being with his friends and O.U. Football.
He was a member of the First Christian Church and especially enjoyed his Men's group on Wednesday nights.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Goforth of the home, daughter Kelsey Acuna and husband Jeffrey, Granddaughters Makenzie and Kaylee, El Paso, Texas, daughter Holly Goforth, Pittsburg, Kan., Mother in Law, Neva Lee Essex , Miami, brother in Law, Lawson Essex and wife Carol, Grove and brother, Charles Goforth,Tulsa.
There will be a Memorial service 6 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the First Christian Church under the direction of Brown Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A private burial will take place at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Dick’s Tribute Page at www.brown-winters.com.