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Nelson Morgan Goff

September 15, 1933 - January 25, 2023

Nelson Morgan Goff, 83, of Gladys, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023. He was the husband of Linda Tweedy Goff for 59 years.

Nelson was born in Rustburg, Virginia, on September 15, 1933, a son of the late John Robert Goff and Edith Keesee Goff. Nelson honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and until his retirement. Nelson was a lifelong Mason belonging to Masonic Lodge #69 in Rustburg. In his youth he was a member of Rustburg United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother Franklin Goff of Gladys. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Mark Wayne Goff, four brothers: Robert, Thomas, William, and John Goff, and one sister Edith Whortan.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg. Interment will be at Cumbie Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial contributions to your favorite charity.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Nel was my mom’s cousin. Fond memories of Nel, Linda and Mark growing up. He would always stop by to visit his Aunt Mary and cousins. Nel carried on one of the Goff traits, being there for family. He was there for us in our recent loss of our mother. While his own health was failing, it didn’t stop him. Since he and Mom’s death was so close, I like to think of Mom standing with our family members welcoming Nel at the gates of heaven … what a wonderful grand reunion! Love and prayers for Linda and family. Nel will be forever in your ❤️

Posted by Jean Franklin Pinigis on January 31, 2023

A caring soul, I met Nelson while visitng his brother, Bo Goff, several years ago, during Bo's failing health. Always sharing his time and talents with family and friends, I grew to know him and his wife as dear people in our small Community. I'm proud to know he was a Christian and a Veteran who served proudly; He carried himself with great dignity and honor and lived out his faith openly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God comfort you all as Nell did so many others in their time of need.

Posted by Eve Rynard on January 28, 2023

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