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Houston Richard Goforth

October 10, 1947 — February 21, 2016

Houston Richard Goforth

Houston "Richard" Goforth, age 68, of Belle, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at his residence near Belle.

Richard was born on October 10, 1947, in Pattonville, a son to the late Houston D. Goforth and Jessie Marie (Tucker) Tripp.

Richard earned his GED and attended Jefferson College in Hillsboro.

Richard served in the United States Army.

On January 29, 1972, Richard was united in marriage in Bridgeton to Linda Jean (Wright) Goforth, who survives at their residence.

Richard was a member of the Owensville Gun Club. You could always find Richard outside cutting grass, hunting, gardening, or shooting targets. When Richard could not be outside, he enjoyed playing chess on the computer.

In addition to his wife of 44 years, Richard is survived by: his two uncles, Cecil Goforth of St. James and Lonnie Goforth and his wife Margie of Belle; a cousin, Douglas Goforth of Belle and his best friend for over 30 years, Jerry Ford of Belle.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard D. and Ida Goforth.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle with funeral services to follow at 12:00 p.m.

Interment with full military honors will be in the Countryside Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Bland.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Houston "Richard" Goforth.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sassmann's Chapel, Belle, MO. (859-3712)
www.sassmannschapel.com


SERVICES
Interment

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Countryside Memorial Gardens
Highway 28
Bland, Missouri 65013

Visitation

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sassmann Chapel
207 Linn Avenue
Belle, Missouri 65013

Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:00 PM

Sassmann Chapel
207 Linn Avenue
Belle, Missouri 65013

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