GOFORTH, Delbert J. Sr. age 94, of Land O'Lakes, passed away March 29, 2014. He was born in Kings Creek, Cherokee County, SC, and was a resident of Columbia, SC, for 55 years until 2007, when he moved to Land O'Lakes. He retired as Chief Warrant Officer with the United States Army. Delbert also retired from the Central Chevrolet Company. He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Columbia, SC, for 60 years. Delbert was a life-long member of Fort Jackson AFM, No. 374. He enjoyed playing bridge as a hobby. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willard Brown Goforth and Ila Jane Goforth Pitts; and his wife of 65 years, Marguerite W. Goforth. Delbert is survived by his son, Delbert J. Goforth Jr. and wife, Stephanie of St. Petersburg; daughters, Rita Wilson and husband, Otis of Land O' Lakes, and Karen Gof-orth of St. Petersburg; 4 gran-dchildren; and 3 great-grandc-hildren. A memorial service will take place at Connerton Court ALF, 21021 Betel Palm Lane, Land O' Lakes, FL 34638 on Sunday, April 6, at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Gulfside Regional Hospice, at 6117 Trouble Cre-ek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653. Words of comfort may be expressed online at: Loylessfuneralhome.com. Loyless Funeral Home (813)996-6610
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 1, 2014