Elmar Robert Goff
August 27, 1923  -  August 26, 2011

Elmar Robert Goff

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RushingEstesKnowles Mortuary
410 Cullins
Sabinal, TX  78881
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
6:00 PM
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Gospel Tabernacle
371 Main St.
Utopia, TX  78884
Thursday, September 1, 2011
2:00 PM
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Jones Cemetery
Utopia, TX  78884
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Elmar Robert Bob Goff of Utopia passed away on August 26, 2011 at South Texas Veterans Health Care System in Kerrville at the age of 87. He was born on August 27, 1923 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to George and Mary Weiske Goff. He married Allie Reavis in San Antonio on May 26, 1956. He is survived by his wife of 55 years three sisters, Ann Randall of Waupaka, WI Pearl ODonohue of King, WI and Evelyn Townsend of Trego, MT daughter, Rachel Murray and husband, Buck of Pipe Creek son, Jonathan Goff and wife, Kelly of Vanderpool seven grandchildren, Amanda Piper Jeremy Murray Joshua Goff Zachary Murray Naomi Goff Catherine Murray and Rachael Murray and four greatgrandchildren, Tabitha Piper Isaac Piper Luke Piper and Elise Murray. He was preceded in death by his parents four brothers one sister daughter, Naomi Ruth Goff and granddaughter, Tabitha Joy Murray. Mr. Goff served with the 101st Airborne in WWII and was pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle in Utopia for 54 years. The family will greet guests on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 from 6:008:00 PM at the RushingEstesKnowles Chapel in Sabinal. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Gospel Tabernacle with burial to follow in Jones Cemetery. Pastor Gerald Hughes will officiate. Pallbearers will be Joshua Goff Jeremy Murray Zachary Murray Brice Patton Sam Patton and Justin Piper. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Monsive Barney Cabra Richard Lambert David Dodge Henry Patton Ellsworth Townsend Richard Gomez and Tom Mafolo.


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  1. Tom and Lois Massalsky
    Celina, OH

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during your loss. In a land where well never grow old.
    The Massalsky Family

  2. Lindi Barnes Conrad
    San Antonio, TX

    Your family is in my heart and prayers. It is only a temporary separation until we are all joined again.

  3. Rhonda Castle Rutherford
    Jackson, MS

    We love you guys, and we are so sorry for your loss. Heres a little song that might bring you some comfort.

    Here we are in times of sorrow,
    Tears of anguish day by day.
    But up in Heaven therell be no weakness,
    God shall wipe all tears away.
    Praise the Lord, how sweet the promise,
    As we walk along lifes way.
    Up in Heaven, therell be no sorrow,
    God shall wipe all tears away

    Our Prayers are with you, Sister Goff and Family
    Rhonda and Terry Rutherford
    Sam and Marie Castle
    Cole Lake Christian Church, Isola, MS

  4. Johnny and Shirley Harris
    Canton, Texas, TX

    Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time of loss.
    God Bless You.
    Brother and Sister Johnny Harris

  5. Christine Appleton and family
    Manchester, TN

    Our thoughts and prayers our with you during this time. I remember going down to their house all the time when I was growing up.

  6. Bro. Jason Sis. Betty Keifer
    columbus grove,, OH

    Our prayers are with you all. Praying for strength for you all. May the LORD put joy in your hearts for your dad is having the time of his life there in heaven. Hes in no more pain

  7. Linda ODonahue
    Alton, IL

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts. He will not be forgotten.

  8. Ezra and Teresa Lavy, family
    , OH

    We pray the Lord will continue to carry you all through this time of sorrow and grant you peace.

  9. Anna Hancox
    Centerville, GA

    I believe that Bro Goff is rejoicing now

  10. Douglas Reavis
    San Antonio, TX

    Sad to hear that Uncle Bob passed. May God send his comfort to you Aunt Allie.

  11. Jelbert Ruth Siler
    Mammoth Spring, AR

    To Sis Goff and your family, May our Lord Jesus give you strength and comfort you at this time. God bless each and every one of you, Bro Sis Siler

  12. Jack and Janet Moyer
    , PA

    Believe we will see you in Glory

  13. Donna Schuster
    Maxwell, TX

    My prayers are with your family, so sorry.

  14. Wes Willis
    Johnson City Tn, TN

    God bless you.

  15. Steve and Maxine Havens
    Mountain Home, AR

    Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time of loss.
    God Bless You
    Bro. Steve and Sis. Maxine Havens

  16. Aaron Piper
    Lima, OH


  17. Paul Guajardo
    Houston, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Brother Goff was a great man, and his kindness and generousity will never be forgotten by our family. May the Lord comfort you during your grief and sorrow.

    Warm regards,
    Paul Guajardo family

  18. jonathan goff
    vanderpool, TX

    i really miss you..thanks for showing me the way to eternal life..you gave me life and showed me how to live eternally as well..I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN..greet the saints for me and specially naomi and tabitha, bet they are beautiful to behold..welcome to ur eternal home, no pain, no growing old, forever in HIS presence..mom is well looked after.. i am having a hard time right now dealing with ur leaving us but i know its for the best..see ya later, forever in my heart and memory..u were the best

  19. Brice Patton
    Many, LA

    Sorry for your loss, sure am going to miss Uncle Bob

  20. David Jo Thompson
    Princeton, TX

    Our sincerest prayers and condolences go out to the Family and Congregation of Pastor Elmar Robert Bob Goff.

    Psalm 23

  21. Richard Marlowe
    Gillsville, GA

    Sorry for your lose... Prayer to you and your family.... God bless ....

  22. Earl Britton Family
    Flora, MS

    Tears of sorrow for our loss, and tears of joy for victory in heaven and on earth.
    Love and Prayers,
    Brother Earl Britton, Nathan Britton, Jewel Britton

  23. Johnna Wilson Courvelle
    , GA

    Bro.Bob was not only a great Pastor but was also like a Grandfather to me growing up. I have many great memories at his house with all the kids there. We always were welcome and always felt his love. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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