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Elijah ‘LeRoy’ Goins


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Elijah “LeRoy” Goins, 79, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, peacefully at home with family by his side. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for LeRoy’s family at andersonbethany.com.

Leroy was born on November 7, 1938, to Marcus Norman and Velma (Marler) Goins in Bay Minette, Alabama, and graduated from Bay Minette High School.

In 1956, LeRoy enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served ten years with a large part of that as an instructor at Naval Air Station in Millington, TN. When at sea, he served mostly in the Mediterranean. LeRoy returned to the states and joined the Army National Guard and retired in 1986. He also retired from Atkins Engineering as a surveyor, working from 1985 to 2002.

Surviving to cherish LeRoy’s memory are his loving wife of thirty-three years, Jolene (Fiber) Goins; sons: Sam Ray (Debbie), Ray Goins (Laurie), Tony Ray (Connie); daughters: Matejka Santillanes (Jay), Nancy Leann Mongin (Julio); sons, Don Goins (Tammy) and Tim Goins (Tamara); brother, AF “Bud” Goins (Hazel); sisters, Callie Mae Hickman and Wilma Lyman; fifteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved dachshund, Amy Jo.

LeRoy and Jolene also have extended families that remain dear to their hearts, Michael Johnston, Chrisynthia Fitzpatrick, Chase Uhrich, Dakota Van Winkle and Brent Busby.

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Preceding LeRoy in death were his parents; oldest son, Larry Eugene Goins; and ten brothers and sisters.

The family would like to thank Dr. Araujo and staff, including Phil, Debbie, Theresa, Toni, Amanda, Kat and the wonderful staff in the radiation department at Eastern New Mexico Medical Cancer Center. We are forever grateful for the care Anita provided with Kindred Hospice Affiliates.

LeRoy and Jolene lived in Roswell for thirty-three wonderful years; spending time in a “peaceful valley” (backyard) and an annual trip back home to Alabama. He was a member of the local Roswell Downtown Lions Club and enjoyed bowling and scrambled word games, but he mostly loved traveling, camping and fishing. LeRoy was an avid Green Bay Packer fan “Go Pack Go!”, and Alabama Crimson Tide football fan “Roll Tide!”

A Memorial Service will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 11:00 AM. Tim Arlett will be officiating. Following the services please join the family for a luncheon at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 3201 S. Sunset Avenue.

This lovely tribute was written by LeRoy’s family in his honor.

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