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Charles Lee "Charlie" Goforth

February 12, 1939 — December 10, 2022

Charles Lee “Charlie” Goforth, 83 of Rosie passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Wood-Lawn Heights Nursing Home in Batesville.  He was born February 12, 1939 in Batesville, Arkansas to Robert Lee Goforth Sr. and Vetola Ernistine Milligan Goforth.  He was a graduate of Cave City High School and served 14 years in the Arkansas National Guard, being activated during both the Cuban Missile Crisis and the 1957 desegregation crisis at Little Rock Central High School.  He and his wife Barbara moved to Fayetteville in the mid 1960s where he went to work at Shakespeare.  In the early 1970s, he and his brother Bill started BARGO Engineering and continued in that business for many decades. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, traveling with friends to places near and far to do what he loved.  He also loved his Arkansas Razorbacks and rarely missed a basketball game. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bobby Goforth.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wyatt Goforth, of the home, his son, Michael Crabtree also of the home, daughter, Conda Edwards of Rosie, granddaughter Katelin Fuller (Nate) of Rosie, and great-granddaughters, Laivey and Everly.  He is also survived by his brothers Bill Goforth (Vonda) of Fayetteville and Gary Goforth (Cathy) of Southside, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be Friday, December 16, 2022, 2:00 P.M. at the Rosie Baptist Church with Farrell Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in the Wyatt Cemetery with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

Visitation will be Friday, December 16, 2022, 1:00 P.M. until service time at the church.

Pallbearers will be Abe Jones, Bill Jones, Scott Nance, Joseph Hill, Loren Gibbs and Mark Headrick.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Goforth, Gary Goforth, Michael Crabtree, Nathan Fuller and Bryan Hunt.

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Visitation

Friday, December 16, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rosie Baptist Church

, Rosie, AR

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 16, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rosie Baptist Church

, Rosie, AR

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