Obituary for S. Earl Goings
S. Earl Goings, age 75, of Salado died Monday, January 15, 2018 at his residence. He was born on May 6, 1942 to Mike and Ruby (Reed) Goings in Pasadena, TX.
He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. Earl married Sheila Braden in Pasadena 47 years ago and from there they set out to start a family that would eventually yield three wonderful children. He was a wonderful father to his three children and would shower them with love and would teach them everything they needed to know about life.
In his earlier days Earl played semi-pro football in Pasadena and in the Marine Corp. He loved to worship his Lord and was an Elder at San Jacinto Baptist Church in Deer Park, TX as well as one of their past ministers. Earl’s relationship with the Lord was very important to him and he enjoyed sharing that with people he met and those that were closest to him. He enjoyed officiating at football and baseball games and was an avid Aggie fan having loved to cheer for them whenever possible. He lived in the Belton area the past 4 years. He is preceded in death by his parents Mike and Ruby Goings, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Earl will be greatly missed by his wife Sheila Goings of Salado, his daughter Melissa Goings of Temple, his two sons Jason Goings and wife Kelly of Salado and Jordan Goings and wife Sharla of Louisville, KY and his three grandchildren Jasey, Josh and Ruby.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at San Jacinto Baptist Church located at 310 West P St. Deer Park 77536. Reverend Chris Richey will officiate. Earl’s ashes will be interred in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with military honors at 10:00am on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
In lieu of flowers make donations to Grace Baptist Church PO Box 736 Salado, TX 76571.