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Billy Joe Goff, Sr., age 77, of Joplin, Mo., went to his heavenly home on Thursday, July 20, 2017, following a short illness.
Billy was born on March 30, 1940, in New Plymouth, Idaho, to the late Clarence Goff and Bertha Johnson Goff.
Early in life, Billy was the animal warden and a reserve officer for the Joplin Police Department, and later worked for over 20 years with the Joplin Special Road District as a truck driver. Billy was a member of New Hope Assembly, in Joplin.
On September 10, 1964, he married Norma Arterburn, at their home in Joplin. After almost 53 years together, Norma survives of the home.
Additional survivors include a son, Billy J. Goff Jr. and friend, Barb, of Joplin; daughters, Tammy K. Sanders and husband, Mark, of Kansas City, Kan., and Melisa L. Huber, of Altoona, Pa.; brother, Ted Goff, of Texas; sisters, Betty Howard, Joanne Phillips and Hazel Lansaw, all of Joplin; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. Other than his parents, Billy is preceded in death by sisters, Edra Dobbs, June Speaker and Norma Leach; and a brother, Charles Goff.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Assembly, in care of the mortuary.
Published on July 23, 2017
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