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ASHEVILLE - Henry Earl Goforth, Jr., 72, of Sand Hill Road, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at his residence.
A native of Danville, VA, Mr. Goforth had resided in Buncombe County since 1997. He was a graduate of M.I.T., and was the owner/operator of Spego. He had been a Mason for most of his life, and was a US Army Ranger from 1958-62.
Mr. Goforth was the son of the late Henry Earl and Naomi Hill Goforth, and was also preceded in death by a son, David B. Goforth; and brother, William Charlie Goforth.
Surviving are his wife, Debra Brown Goforth; children, Stanley Goforth of Mint Hill, NC, Charlie Goforth of Mars Hill, and Fran G. Nelson of Hendersonville; sister, Mary Ellen Velesquez of Candler; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home, with the Rev. C. Daryl Overton officiating. Burial will follow at Hice Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Care Partners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to the family to assist with final expenses.
To sign Mr. Goforth's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 2, 2013