Jerry Goins

Obituary of Jerry Goins

Jerry L. Goins, 72, of Jacksonville passed away Tuesday evening, October 31, 2017 at Passavant Area Hospital. He was born August 1, 1945 in Joplin, MO the son of  Jessie Lee Goins and Freda Belle Morgan .

            He is survived by two children and five grandchildren, Shad Goins  and his children, Cole and Cierra of Jacksonville and Michelle Goins  and her children, Calli, Chelsi and Cody of Neosho, MO; two brothers, Ronnie (Barbara) Durbin and Kenny Durbin  both of Baxter Springs, KS; two sisters, LaWanna Durbin of Prescott Valley, AZ and Janis Jackson of Miami, OK;  several nieces and nephews; his former wife and friend, Pat Goins of Springfield and his close companion, Susie Haggard of Winchester. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Lee Goins and Freda Morgan Durbin and one sister, Beverly Preston.

            Jerry served in the United States Air Force. He retired from Illinois Valley Paving as Concrete Superintendent after more than 30 years of service. He was very passionate about his job and took great pride in his work. He enjoyed going to the VFW to visit with friends. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed riding motorcycles. His greatest joy in life were his grandchildren. He will be remembered for being the patriarch of the family, a devoted father, grandfather and friend.

            A private service will be held. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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