Funeral services for Foster Sebren Goff, Jr., 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2023, at the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of the Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory with Dr. Stan Littleton instead. Burial will follow in Dublin Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Goff was born March 3, 1943, in Tifton, Georgia, to Foster and Dorothy Goff. Foster, the eldest of six children, was named Polly by his grandmother. He was a born caretaker and learned to be a strong provider at a young age.
Foster was a lifelong learner who excelled in science. He completed his studies and earned bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degrees. After serving in the United States Air Force, Foster continued his love of learning through a career in higher education.
Foster spent a wonderful life full of travel and adventure with his wife Faye. They lived life to the fullest and loved cooking for family, RVing across North America, and attending local flea markets or the occasional classic car show every Saturday morning.
Foster was also a loving father to girls who helped raise three daughters. His love for family was unmatched, but his friendships were a close second. A founding member of the Dudley Men’s Coffee Club, he frequently gave advice, both solicited and unsolicited, and could always be found with a warm smile and a helping hand.
His first wife, Carolyn Meyers Goff, predeceased him; daughter, Alison Goff Passmore; and son-in-law Randy Passmore. Mr. Goff passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Piedmont Healthcare in Macon, Georgia.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Bryant Goff; 2 daughters, Alisia Cosson (Brian) and Ashley Garin (Wes); 2 stepsons, Mike Bryant (Marsha) and Roger Bryant (Vonda); Brother, Coy Goff (Carlene), sister Lorna Fritts, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends prior to the service on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to visit at the home of Roger and Vonda Bryant at 2142 GA HWY 26, Montrose, GA, before Monday.
Pallbearers will include Juan Huttoe, Tom Williams, Harry McAlum, Ben Smith, Brian Smith, Brandon Smith, Hall Killen, Wesley Prince, Zach Bryant and Austin Bryant.
Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory/Dublin Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.
This is a courtesy message from May and Smith Funeral Directors.