More detail on this person: Richard Clay Goff Richard Clay Goff, 80, 310 Hawk Lane, Oaktown, passed away at 7:55 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. Richard was born Nov. 3, 1928, the son of Roscoe Scott and Myrtle Dicie (James) Goff. Richard married Nila Foster on July 4, 2002, and she survives. Richard was an aviator in the United States Army, retiring from there after many years of service to his country in 1968. He served his country during World War II and the Vietnam era and received the World War II Victory Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Expeditionary Medal, Air Medal with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Vietnam Medal. He also was an instructor at Vincennes University in the airplane maintenance department at the Oneal Airport. Richard is survived by his wife of seven years, Nila Goff of Oaktown; loving father of Brenda Kidder and her husband, Pat, of Granite Bay, Calif., Sharon Haley and her husband, Pete, of Brandon, Miss.; devoted grandfather to one grandson, Steven Bradford Haley, and one great-grandson, William Bradford Haley; sister Mary Alice Oehlert and her husband, Lyle, of McLeansboro, Ill.; loving stepfather of stepson Christopher Foster Sr. and his wife, Maria, of Vincennes; stepdaughters Chastity Brace and her fiance, Brian Watson of Tampa, Fla., and Krystal Foster of Brandon, Fla.; devoted stepgrandfather to stepgrandchildren Jeremy and Jasmine Crane, Nikita, Charles Jr. and Skylar Brace, Kylee and Cheyenne Watson, Makenzie, Christopher Jr. and Makela Foster. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert S. Goff; aunt and uncle Joy and Lizzie Kirkwood; and one stepdaughter, Heidi Brace. A special thank-you and sincere appreciation to the staff of the Good Samaritan Hospital and the Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with the Rev. David Fleck officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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