William I. Goins Jr., 62, of 2738 Crescent Lane, died June 22, 2013, at Levine Dickson Hospice in Huntersville.
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He was born Sept. 12, 1950, to the late William I Goins Sr. and Ximena Haynes Goins. He was a graduate of N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. Upon graduation, he began working for the U.S. Forest Service where he worked for over 30 years.
He retired February 3, 2006. He was a devout member of the Third Street Presbyterian Church and an active deacon and member of the senior choir. He leaves be-hind to cherish his memory three daughters; Kelley Goins Irving (Ron) of Greensboro, NC; Melinda Y. Goins of Charlotte, NC and Crystal Goins Hall (Cicero) of Greensboro, NC; one sister Deborah Goins Douglas (James) of Greensboro, NC; nine grandchildren; Jasmine Goins, Justin Hall, Jaydon Hall, Joshua Irving, Jordan Hall, David Irving, Joy Hall, Jason Hall, and Jonah Coble; one nephew Sterling J. Douglas, one special friend of the family Robert Anderson and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the home.
A memorial service will take place 1 p.m. Saturday at Third Street Presbyterian Church in Gastonia.
Costner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Costner Funeral Home
2425 West Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 28, 2013