Calvin V. Goforth Jr., age 36, of Mena, Arkansas died Saturday, March 9, 2019. He was born on Tuesday, February 8, 1983 to Calvin and Kathy Huff Goforth in Monahans, Texas.
C.J. was a Christian man and was passionate about helping people get to know God. He proudly served in the United States Army in Iraq as a specialist. He spent much of his adult life working on oil rigs as a derrick hand, motor man, and sometimes the assistant driller in Texas, Arkansas, and sometimes Oklahoma. C.J. loved his wife and family, and nothing was more important to him than their wellbeing. He was very proud of all his children and the people they were growing up to be. C.J. really liked sports and was an Alabama fan. He also really liked coaching different sports and getting involved with his children’s different sports teams. C.J. was always tinkering on something or looking for old coins and antiques, and he also liked to do abstract drawings when he had the time. He liked almost all music but was a true lover of Gospel. C.J. was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
C.J. is survived by his loving wife, Jaime Goforth of Mena; his parents, Calvin and Kathy Goforth of Hatfield; one son, Van Goforth of Mena; two daughters, Zoie Goforth of Mena, and Mia Goforth of Mena; three brothers, Cristopher Goforth and fiancé, Miranda, of Mt. Pleasant, Mississippi, Chris Chesser of Hatfield, and Paul Heath and wife, Vanessa, of Mena; two sisters, Cassandra Ann Croker of Monahans, Texas, and Catrina Marie Croker of Early, Texas; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hatfield School Auditorium in Hatfield, Arkansas, with Brother Dustin Cook officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield. A visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the memorial account set up at the Union Bank of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Paul Heath, Todd King, J.J. Johnson, Jerod Stinson, Chris Chesser, and Scott Buss.
Honorary Pallbearers are Anthony Mashburn, Jason Christian, Blake Christian, Joey O’Brien, Neal Thomas, and Brandon House.
Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com