Ronny "Lynn" Goforth
1944 - 2021
Grubb Funeral Home
215 South 6th Street
Wytheville, VA
Ronny "Lynn" Goforth

February 29, 1944 - October 7, 2021

Ronny "Lynn" Goforth, of Virginia, formerly of North Carolina, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a man of faith, a loving husband, devoted father, proud grandfather, and an accomplished businessman. Lynn was born Feb. 29, 1944, to the late Dwight and Ethel Goforth of Olin.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Susan Davis Goforth; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dwight Davis and wife, Kara, of Wytheville, Va., and Garnett Lynn and wife, Kara, also of Wytheville; five grandchildren, Karlynn, Charlie, Lily, Tallie, and Gray Goforth; two sisters, Sue Goforth Hedrick of Statesville, and Deborah Goforth Traylor and husband, Steve, of Duncan, South Carolina; brother-in-law, John Garnett Davis Jr. and wife, Robin, of Cumberland, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Lynn graduated from Union Grove High School in 1962, and was awarded a football scholarship to East Carolina University on his basketball skills, as Union Grove High School did not include football as a sport. As quoted in the 1964 Statesville Record and Landmark, "One of the chief reasons for the success of the East Carolina Pirates this season is Guard, Lynn Goforth." During his football career as a Pirate, the team won three "Bowl Games."

Lynn came to Wythe County, Va., in 1967, as owner of Goforth Tractor, Inc. He was a tractor and implement dealer at Fort Chiswell, Va., for over 30 years. Lynn's true interest was in farming. He successfully ran a dairy, and currently a beef cattle operation. He partnered with his sons in G&G Livestock, LLC, a diversified cattle operation, buying cattle weekly and shipping throughout the Midwest. Lynn had a passion for commercially developing property and was challenged by turning non-productive land into useful farmland. He accomplished these goals both in Virginia and North Carolina.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, at Grubb Funeral Home, with The Rev. Dr. Cindy Privette and the Rev. Hugh Matlack officiating. Interment in Crockett's Cove Cemetery will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

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Published by Statesville Record & Landmark on Oct. 12, 2021.
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So very saddened hearing news of Mr. Goforth´s passing. A favorite of mine and very kind man. My thoughts and prayers to his wife and family.
Cindy at Roanoke Valley ENT & Allergy
November 7, 2021
Dear Susan and family, So very sorry That Lynn lost his battle with cancer. He sure put up a good fight. I'm sure he fought not only for himself, but his loving family. He will be missed by many for one. R.I.P. Lynn.
Donna Umberger
October 11, 2021
Sorry to hear of Lynn´s passing
Tim Mabe
October 10, 2021
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