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Lewis Don Goforth, 62

After many months spent bravely battling lung and liver cancer, Lewis Don Goforth, age 62, of Cabot, AR passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, surrounded with much love by his daughter, Joy Thomas, son in law, Chris Thomas, and his niece, Renea McKenzie. He was a man who lived life on his own terms, as authentic as the sun that rises every morning. He would give the shirt off of his back to help a friend, and never missed a chance to call his beloved Hogs from his couch on game day. His garden was the thing of legends, keeping friends and family well stocked in free organic vegetables throughout each summer. Known to frequent a few fishing holes in his time, it has been said that others still hope to find half of the luck that he had in his propensity to bring home a cooler full to fry. We will sorely miss his quick wit and entertaining sense of humor, as well as those sparkling blue eyes that spoke to your soul without saying a word. Preceded by his parents, William (Bud) Lewis and Edith Natalie Goforth, as well as his youngest daughter, Dawn Goforth, he is honored by his daughter and son in law, Joy and Chris Thomas, and three grandchildren, Paige, Trent, and Dan Owens. His oldest brother, Charles Goforth, passed on before him, and he is survived by his siblings, Linda McKenzie, Sheila Dixon, Rickie Goforth, and Tina Sheridan. He chose to be cremated with the single request that we set him next to the urn of the ashes of his faithful and beloved one-eyed dog, Lucky. There will be no formal memorial service, as all who loved him will fondly remember him and his genuine smile deep in their hearts forever. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.



  • Christina Bodishbaugh Posted November 2, 2018 5:55 PM

    Don had the kindest heart and he will be missed by all. Many prayers for his family.

  • Billy and Abbie Grissom Posted November 2, 2018 6:16 PM

    He will be missed.ourprayers are with you Joy and family.praying for peace and comfort.

  • Robert Hanson Posted November 3, 2018 11:25 AM

    I didn’t know Lewis but I wish condolences to his family

  • Melisa Alvers Posted November 4, 2018 8:38 AM

    Russell and us send our thoughts and prayers. Joy you described your Dad to a tee. He will be greatly missed, but he will live on in our memories.

  • Terry and Kris Goforth Posted November 5, 2018 9:09 AM

    Goforth family, Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    May God be with you.

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