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Robert Lawson ‘R.L.’ Goff

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Robert Lawson “R.L.” Goff, 84, of Beaver Dam, went to his heavenly home Monday, April 22, 2019, at Ohio County Healthcare. He was born Oct. 3, 1934, in Ohio County, Kentucky, to the late Buel Oden Goff and Ola Sailing Goff.

R.L. retired from Peabody Coal Company and attended McHenry Baptist Church. In his younger life he worked at Chrysler in St. Louis, Missouri. After retirement he worked as an officer for the Beaver Dam Police Department and was a deputy jailer at Ohio County Jail.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sharon Gail Goff; daughter, Pamela Jean Goff Stewart; sisters, Betty L. Geary, Wilda Simpson, Christine Scott; and brother, William P. “Pal” Goff.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 65 years, Edith Goff, of Beaver Dam; two sons, Ricky David (Melodye) Goff and Christopher Todd (Markeeta) Goff, both of Beaver Dam; four grandchildren, Nick Goff, Tarin Allen, Emily Goff, and Shelby Goff; three great-grandchildren, Tatum, Avery, and Abigail Renee; three brothers, Bobby Joe Goff, of Belton, Kentucky, James (Alma Gaye) Goff, of Beaver Dam, and Roger (Becky) Goff, of McHenry, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Rev. Lealin Geary officiating. Burial will follow in Echols Cemetery in Echols. Friends may visit with R.L.’s family from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left for Robert Lawson “R.L.” Goff’s family by visiting his memorial tribute at

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