Ward Stanley Goff was born on July 22, 1925 in East St. Louis, IL to Frank Edward Goff and Rachel (Bridges) Goff. Ward passed from this life at his home in Bartlesville, OK on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the age of 88.
He grew up in Muskogee, OK and graduated from Central High School. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy
and served honorably in the Construction Battalion, AKA "Sea Bees". After the war he met Lahoma Smith and they were married and moved to McAlester, OK. He worked for Union Iron Works (BEMAC Supply Company) a plumbing wholesale company and retired after 40 plus years. After retirement they moved to Bartlesville to be closer to family. He loved to play golf, loved to play music with his stand up bass and was the family story teller.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lahoma; a son, Richard Smith; his brothers, Russell and Bill Goff; his sisters, Delores Thomas and Thelma Wilkinson. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Jan Goff of Gans, OK, Mike and Denise Goff of Bartlesville, OK and Steve and Carmen Goff of Jenks, OK; his grandchildren, Jim, Mika, Keely, Samantha, Brittany, Ashley and Bethany and 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.
Graveside service 11:00 A.M. Friday Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville, OK. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church, 11970 S. Elm, Jenks, OK 74037 where he attended with his son Steve and his family on many occasions or Rivercross Hospice, 3723 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74006.
Services under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home Bartlesville, OK.