Gary Wayne Goff

Gary Wayne Goff, loving husband of 49 years and father of four girls, passed away at age 66 on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

Gary was born on April 2, 1952, in Clarksdale to Houston and Minnie Rae Goff.

On Oct. 24, 1969, he married Ardath Irene Murphree. They raised four daughters: Jennifer, Wendy, Priscilla and April.

Gary had a passion for hunting, fishing and golfing. He was a tinker and a fixer. Whether it was a boo-boo, broken heart or something that was broken, he could fix it.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Houston, and mother, Minnie; his daughter, Wendy Joyner; his grandchild, Emelia Joyner; two sisters, Linda Stevens and Alida Elliott; and two brothers, Buddy and Rollie Goff.

Gary is survived by his wife, Ardath Irene Goff of Brandon; three daughters, Jennifer (Jim) King of Brandon, Priscilla (Blair) Holland of Rapid River, Mich., and April (Larry) Burke of Oxford; nine grandchildren, Jada (Jordan) Nail, Remington King, Tessa (Stephen) Webb, Gray Joyner, Blake Holland, Carter Holland, David Burke, Christopher Burke and Hope Burke; five great-grandchildren, Ginnie King, Lexie King, Maria Nail, Emmalee Nail and Isabella Nail; one brother, Dakins (Cheryl) Goff; one sister, Faye (Jody) Holloway; a son-in-law, Clint Joyner; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with services starting at 2 with Brother Kevin Tribble officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


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