1986 - 2021
Watson-King Funeral Home - Rockingham
306 East Franklin Street
Rockingham, NC


ROCKINGHAM — Donald James "Don" Goebel, 34, of Rockingham passed away May 11, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was born December 14, 1986 over Orange County, NC a son of Donald Phillip Goebel II and the late Joy Jones.

Don served five years in US Army and was deployed multiple times overseas in support of Operation Iraq Freedom. He joined with Honorable Service from Feb 2006 to May 2011 as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. He received the prestigious awards of Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Driver and Mechanic Badge during his term of service. He held his military service as one of his greatest accomplishments.

Don began his adventurous life by being born prematurely in a helicopter over Orange county. He was kind and humble and had the innate ability to make anyone laugh and did it with an easy grace. Though at times he seemed quiet, his love for his Family and friends was loud and deliberate. He had an understated vivaciousness that charmed everyone, and he was fiercely protective. His smile brighten an entire room and it was infectious to all that knew him. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was not here for a long time, but he left everyone behind with a lifetime of good memories.

A graveside service will be conducted Friday, May 21, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Eastside Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Tyler officiating with military honors.

Surviving, His parents Donald Phillip Goebel II and wife Betty; Sisters, Jessica Goebel-Clark and Tylenna Goebel, Brothers, Geoffrey Goebel and Darrick Tyler. His Children, Jaelyn, Addison, and Raleigh. He is also survived by many beloved Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Grandfather James E. Jones, Grandmother Betty A. Jones, and Mother Joy Jones Goebel.

The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 P.M. at Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham prior to the graveside service.

Online condolences may be made at Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is serving the Goebel family.

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Published by Richmond County Daily Journal from May 18 to May 19, 2021.
12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.
Watson-King Funeral Home - Rockingham
306 East Franklin Street, Rockingham, NC
Graveside service
Eastside Cemetery
, NC
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Watson-King Funeral Home - Rockingham
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Don was a good man and I was happy he was my brother in law. He was the first to know of my plans to Marry his brother Geoffrey and always made me feel a part of the family. He was a good man and I am grieved at his loss. I wish I could have had more time with him on this earth, but I know that he is with the lord now and at peace. I will spend the rest of my days on this earth as Geoffery's husband humbly doing my best in my marriage and in remembrance of him. I will never forget his joy when he helped me surprise Geoff on Valentines with my marriage proposal and his constant support of our marriage. We had many talks and I will forever appreciate the time he took to support us. I know how much he loved Geoff and I was proud to be his brother in law.
Liam Patrick Murphy Goebel
May 20, 2021
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