Johnny M. Goforth
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KANNAPOLIS - Mr. Johnny Michael Goforth, 69, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.
Mr. Goforth was born Nov. 14, 1944, in Concord, a son of the late Melvin M. Goforth and Clara Lee Mauldin Goforth. He was a member of the boys choir in Kannapolis at 11 years old and participated in Rowan Choral Society and Piedmont Players.
He attended Brevard College and East Carolina University as a music major studying the guitar, mandolin and voice. Mr. Goforth was U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as a security guard for First Union.
Mr. Goforth enjoyed animals, especially his dog, Toby, his bird, Jose, and the cats.
Mr. Goforth is survived by his wife, Sherry Smallwood Goforth; three sisters, Maxine Alexander, Darlene Wheatley and Linda Hamilton and husband Harold, all of Kannapolis; two nieces, Shelia Alexander, Leigh Linn and husband Robbie; two nephews, Jackie Alexander and Tim Wheatley; four grandnieces, Erica Alexander, Haley Alexander, Mackenzie Linn and Keria Linn.
Service: A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Leon Hawks will officiate. Interment follows at Carolina Memorial Park.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at Lady's Funeral Home.
Memorials: May be made to Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 3097, Salisbury, NC 28145; or the no-kill shelter of your choice.
Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Goforth family. Remembrances for the family may be made at www.ladysfuneralhome.com
Lady's Funeral Home
268 North Cannon Boulevard
Kannapolis, NC 28083
Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 29, 2014