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James Casper “JC” Goffe, age 34

 

James Casper “JC” Goffe, age 34, passed away on October 17, 2021 after a hard battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his transition. JC was born in Tampa, FL on May 22, 1987.

JC was many things to many people. He was an outstanding father, husband, son, brother, friend, active community member, mentor and leader, just to name a few. He grew up in Jacksonville, AR. As a young man JC grew a love and passion for all sports. As he progressed in his athletics, that world gave him the skill to connect with people on a higher level. He was constantly seeking to make those around him better, not only in the game but in life. His ability to connect and lead others only grew from there on out. JC graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2005 after making a name for himself on the football field. It was also when he would meet the love of his life, Katie.

JC went on to join college where he played football. In 2009 he decided to follow in Katie’s footsteps and join the U.S. Air Force. They got stationed in Little Rock Air Force Base where he spent the remainder of his military career.

In 2013, JC left the Air Force to pursue an education and career in business.

JC founded Edge Realty in April of 2016. His entrepreneurial spirit and eagerness to learn made his business what it is today. He lived and breathed by 2 business/life mottos; “Always do the right thing” and “Relationships over transactions” which were a testament to his character and his legacy.

JC had a strong faith in God and he modeled it in his everyday life. He was always eager to help others in any aspect of life. His compassion, love, and understanding superseded his age much beyond his years. JC was a seeker of knowledge and experience. He was also an active member of the Board of The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce as well as The Titan Foundation. His love for his community was evident and did anything he could to further the development of other business owners as well as the opportunities of the youth of Jacksonville. If you spent even 5 minutes with him, youd realize he was a family man through and through. And nothing meant more to him than his wife and two beautiful children.

JC touched so many souls and changed so many lives in his short 34 years on this earth. He will truly be missed. This world is a better place because it had JC in it.

JC is survived by his wife Katie Goffe; his daughter Jade Goffe; his son Hudson Goffe; his mother Deborah Goffe; his father Mark Smith; his brothers Chase (Allie) Goffe and Mike Moses; his sister Shauna Tidwell; his mother-in-law Ruthie Osburn; his father-in-law Trey Osburn and many more nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

JC’s Funeral Service will be held Saturday October 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM at the Jacksonville High School Gym, 1301 W Main Street, Jacksonville, AR 72076. Private burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online Guestbook is available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com

83 Comments

  • B Posted October 20, 2021 12:51 PM

    Prayers 🙏 for JC’s family, friends and his work family. He will be missed by all of us in the real estate world.

  • Brenda ready Posted October 20, 2021 1:01 PM

    Reggie and Brando and Chris Barnes prayer for Katie and kids we will miss you coach G and we will never forget you and was good person to us and good father roll to us we love u and Rest In Peace!

  • Sandra Finley Posted October 20, 2021 1:08 PM

    Such a wonderful man. Prayers for family and friends of JC.

  • Heather Kennedy Posted October 20, 2021 1:12 PM

    My prayers go out to all of the Family

  • The Evans Family Posted October 20, 2021 1:19 PM

    We love y’all so much Katie & family! JC was an amazing man & for that I’m so grateful we were a part of his life! His legacy will live on forever! He will be missed!

  • John D Belden Sr Posted October 20, 2021 1:50 PM

    Praying for comfort for Katie and the family

  • Gossett Jessica Posted October 20, 2021 2:03 PM

    I am praying for u and ur family I’m soo sorry for ur family lost jc seem to be a good guy that love yall

  • Thomas Young Posted October 20, 2021 2:13 PM

    “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he
    shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Psalms 55:22
    JC was a truly genuine person that you just enjoyed being around. I am thankful that I knew him and he will be missed. I find comfort that he knew God and that he is in a better place. Praying for the family and all of the lives that JC touched.

  • Byrdie McSwain Posted October 20, 2021 2:17 PM

    JC was a good man whose life was well lived. To have known him was to love him.

  • Sheryl Bollen-Spieldenner Posted October 20, 2021 2:27 PM

    This beautiful soul will be missed by so many of us. The world shines less bright without the light that he spread to all who knew him. My heart breaks for Katie, the children and the rest of his family and friends. It was my privilege to have been a small part of JC’s life. Sending heartfelt love and prayers for his family.

  • Sara and Bob Snell Posted October 20, 2021 2:48 PM

    Prayers and love to you and your family.

  • The Williams Family Posted October 20, 2021 3:47 PM

    Continuously praying for JC’s family and friends. To know him was to love him. He will forever be in our hearts.

  • Patrick Melikian Posted October 20, 2021 3:47 PM

    There are no words to express how sorry I am for the loss of such a great human being! You touched so many people and everyone loved you from the moment they met you! I am proud to say that I knew you and I am glad we got to talk to one another recently. Little did I know you would be gone 36 hours later. You are leaving a wonderful legacy that will be carried on by many. Rest In Peace my friend…we will take it from here.

  • Cassie Moore Posted October 20, 2021 3:50 PM

    Katie, you and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Courtney and Dustin Pigg Posted October 20, 2021 3:53 PM

    Praying for all of you and so saddened by JC’s passing. You will be on our minds in the days, weeks and months to come. Hugs!

  • Emilie Maghribi Posted October 20, 2021 4:27 PM

    This news has really shaken me. JC was a good man, the likes of which you don’t meet everyday. He was a man of uncommon integrity and kindness. If anyone deserves a long life, he certainly should’ve. Thinking of you, Katie, and of the kids. Praying for peace for you all as well as the Edge family. Everyone who met JC was improved for having met him and I’m glad I got to know him for a short time.

  • Henry Robinson Posted October 20, 2021 4:30 PM

    Jc brother you will be truly missed. I will be praying for the family.

  • Devin Russell Posted October 20, 2021 4:46 PM

    It’s in times like these that words fall short , Please know that our loving thoughts embrace you and the kids each and every day. Much love Katie.

  • Donna Iriana Posted October 20, 2021 5:05 PM

    My heart is aching for your loss. He will see his first born, and will be waiting for all to join him. Prayers and Love to you all.

  • Katrina Chevalier Posted October 20, 2021 5:30 PM

    Katie – I did not have the privilege of knowing JC. I do know the joy he brought to your life. And for this I am blessed. Know you are holding a special place in my heart and that you and the kids are surrounded with Love and Light. Namaste

  • Theresa Carroll Posted October 20, 2021 6:10 PM

    Hugs and prayers

  • Sherrie Tokarz Posted October 20, 2021 8:05 PM

    Praying for you all. My heart aches for you all. JC was such an amazing person. May you feel the Lords arms wrapped around you and the babies during the difficult times ahead.

  • Tresa Dunnican-Jacome Posted October 20, 2021 8:09 PM

    I am so very sorry to see he passed. I met him once and our conversation was long and interesting. I will pray for his. Again I am so very sorry to hear.

  • The Aylett Family Posted October 20, 2021 8:12 PM

    Such an awesome person gone too soon! I am thankful for the memories I have of JC and glad that I was able to call him a friend. Katie and family, we are thinking of you, and praying for you. JC will truly be missed by everyone who knew him!

  • Lyle Grant Posted October 20, 2021 9:31 PM

    Never met a more giving person than JC.

  • James Gowen Posted October 21, 2021 8:27 AM

    JC was one of the good ones, and he will be missed. Prayers to his family and to the many in his community who will be grieving his loss.

  • Olivia Mccoy Posted October 21, 2021 2:12 PM

    I am so very sorry for your lost. I had the opportunity to meet the family at Hudson daycare. I was Hudson afternoon teacher. Praying for strength for the family.

  • REBECCA MILES Posted October 21, 2021 2:28 PM

    I am so sorry for the loss of a great man. My prayers are with all who mourn.

  • Regena Handley Posted October 21, 2021 6:18 PM

    Katie, I pray that God will bring you peace and healing that surpasses all understanding. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Carolyn Edmondon Posted October 22, 2021 7:23 AM

    Thanks for the lunch you paid for me and Lana; You meant so much to do meany people

  • Paul Brown Posted October 22, 2021 7:34 AM

    Praying for your family during this difficult time in your life. May God wrap His Arms around you and He will comfort you.🙏

  • Pfauser Kassi Posted October 22, 2021 4:36 PM

    All the love and prayers from the Pfauser family.

  • Vanessa Vance Posted October 22, 2021 5:53 PM

    JC you were a good man who trusted God even through the sickness… that’s inspirational. Rest easy my classmate! I’m glad I got to talk to you one last time!

  • James white Posted October 22, 2021 8:08 PM

    Love ya brother rip! Prayers for the kids and family!

  • Tiffany Shettles-Tull Posted October 23, 2021 7:59 AM

    Katie, our hearts are broken for your family. We lift you all up in prayer and will continue to do so. You and JC made the most of your earthly time together and he has left a legacy of love and kindness that your children will grow up remembering for their entire lives. It’s a sweet thing to think of him holding Jace Carson in Heaven as they all watch over you. We send you all love and hugs.

  • Lauren & Justin Martin Posted October 23, 2021 8:25 AM

    JC your legacy will live on. It was an honor to know you and get to be a part of your career in Jacksonville. Thank you for everything you did for everyone.

  • Carol and Ryan Bowen Posted October 23, 2021 8:31 AM

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Amber DeBarge Posted October 23, 2021 8:31 AM

    Sending continued prayers for healing, support and so much love to the Goffe family.

  • Ryan and Amanda Shew Posted October 23, 2021 8:35 AM

    Praying for peace and comfort. We love y’all!

  • Ron &Pam Scott Posted October 23, 2021 8:37 AM

    Praying Christ’s Peace and Love upon your family.

  • Jessica Browning Posted October 23, 2021 8:38 AM

    The world is better because you were in it💙

  • Megan Bridges Posted October 23, 2021 8:41 AM

    💙💙

  • Jordan Boda Posted October 23, 2021 8:43 AM

    We will continue to pray everyday for you & your sweet babies! We love you big 🙂

  • Jesse Jeffers Posted October 23, 2021 8:44 AM

    Thoughts and Prayers for the JC Goffe Family & Friends! He has been a huge impact in many lives, and his spirit will be carried by them!

  • The Bormanns and the Gardners Posted October 23, 2021 8:44 AM

    We love you guys!

  • Tracer & Alicia Austin Posted October 23, 2021 8:45 AM

    We love you JC! We are forever thankful for you & everything youve done. We will see you again.

  • Taia Jones Posted October 23, 2021 8:47 AM

    Katie, no words can express how sad I am for your loss…just know I love you and am here if you or your family needs anything!

  • Lynnae Thompson Posted October 23, 2021 8:48 AM

    Many prayers and lots of love. My heart aches for you all. You have an army of people standing behind you, holding you up.

  • Katrina Chevalier Posted October 23, 2021 8:49 AM

    All my Love

  • Kelsi Michael Posted October 23, 2021 8:49 AM

    JC, you will be missed by so many. We promise to keep loving on your beautiful wife and children, and continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers ❤️

  • Jennifer and Jarrett Rounsaville Posted October 23, 2021 8:57 AM

    Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all. Peace be with you.

  • Zyanya Flores Posted October 23, 2021 9:00 AM

    We love y’all!

  • Jeannie and George Belew Posted October 23, 2021 9:00 AM

    Sending prayers

  • Bobby & Ginger Lester Posted October 23, 2021 9:00 AM

    Lots of love and prayers!

  • Megan Hansen Posted October 23, 2021 9:01 AM

    JC was an amazing man! He will truly be missed.

  • Will and Shandy Johnsen Posted October 23, 2021 9:01 AM

    JC and his family are the most amazing people. We are all so lucky to know such a great man! He will be missed deeply. Keeping you all in my prayers!

  • Jenna and John Conklin Posted October 23, 2021 9:02 AM

    Sending thoughts and prayers

  • Justin Morrison Posted October 23, 2021 9:03 AM

    We lift our prayers for all of JCs family!!

  • Gary & Veronica Shelton Posted October 23, 2021 9:07 AM

    JC will definitely be missed. Sending lots of prayers and love your way Katie and your beautiful children. 💙 Shelton Family

  • Carol Sumler Posted October 23, 2021 9:39 AM

    JC was a pleasure to work with. We had a lot of laughs, celebrations and fun times. My thoughts and prayers are with Katie, Jade & family.

  • Curtis O’Hare Posted October 23, 2021 10:05 AM

    Thank you JC for being a friend!

  • Craig and Stephanie Friedman Posted October 23, 2021 10:11 AM

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Scott and Nikole Rowe Posted October 23, 2021 10:13 AM

    Beautiful service. Sending prayers for all!

  • Tashia Posted October 23, 2021 10:14 AM

    The Edge family will always be there for you all.

  • Randy, melissa and Clyde Peeples Posted October 23, 2021 10:20 AM

    Sending all our love and prayers

  • Bobby and Veronica Phillips Posted October 23, 2021 10:22 AM

    No words to describe what a remarkable man JC was. Forever in our hearts. Your sweet family will always be a part of our lives and will continues to lift them in our prayers. We love you JC.

  • Veronica Courtney Posted October 23, 2021 10:27 AM

    All of my love and prayers. Proud to be associated with such an amazing family.

  • Terry and Kris Goforth Posted October 23, 2021 10:32 AM

    Your in our thoughts and prayers Katie, Jade ,Hudson and all the family.
    We love y’all ❤ 🙏💙

  • Jennifer Dugger Posted October 23, 2021 10:45 AM

    Beautiful service honoring a great man!

  • brian francis Posted October 23, 2021 10:48 AM

    We are so sorry for you and all of your family and friends! Brian and family

  • Chase Callaway Posted October 23, 2021 11:05 AM

    I’ll never forget you and the kindness you showed me. You were the best coach I ever had and a great friend and mentor. The best anyone could ask for. May you Rest In Peace and may your family find the peace knowing your in a better place. Love you man. You will be truly missed. 🙏❤️

  • Kaye “tee” Osburn Posted October 23, 2021 11:09 AM

    Love my JC

  • Schmidts Posted October 23, 2021 11:38 AM

    We love you JC, we miss you so much!! Thank you for always being there for us and thank you for everything you have done for us!

  • Mitch and Belinda Foreman Posted October 23, 2021 12:04 PM

    We will all miss JC ,He touched so many people in his life here 😢 ❤ Chase you did such a wonderful job today honoring your brother we love you boys so very much ,our hearts go out to all of his family and friends much love always

  • Matthew Moore Posted October 23, 2021 12:59 PM

    We will carry on your legacy bud, and I will always be there for your family. I promise not to let this steal my joy. Love you brother. #neverquit

  • Victoria williams Posted October 23, 2021 1:01 PM

    Prayers for Katie and the rest of the Goffe family. We miss you. You will remain forever in our hearts. ❤️

  • Paul, Debbie, and Jordan Reed Posted October 23, 2021 1:03 PM

    Prayers are with you.

  • Christopher Loggins Posted October 23, 2021 1:06 PM

    Hey Big Guy, I’ll always remember our friendship and how much your family means to me and my family. Your memory and legacy will continue to grow. Love Loggins’

  • The Watts Family Posted October 23, 2021 1:36 PM

    We’re going to miss you so much big guy! Rest easy, we’ve got Katie and those babies.

  • Michael and Debbie Hutchins Posted October 23, 2021 3:52 PM

    Beautiful Service for a Wonderful Man!

  • Mindy Strand Posted October 24, 2021 8:46 AM

    JC will be missed, but his legacy will carry on. All my prayers and love Katie, Jade, and Hudson

  • Laura Loggins Posted October 24, 2021 9:05 AM

    JC, You are so loved. Thank you for your friendship, guidance and all of the memories. Rest In Peace knowing that Katie, Jade and Hudson will always have a special place in my heart and home. Your legacy will live on forever.

  • Ralph and Becky Russell Posted October 25, 2021 9:29 AM

    After sitting through the beautiful memorial service, Ralph and I were inspired to live better

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