American Veteran 09

George Cauthorne Goff, III

June 16, 1952 ~ November 12, 2021 (age 69)


George C. Goff III finished his final tour on Friday, November 12th 2021. He was born on June 16th 1952 in Norfolk, VA to the late George C. Goff, Jr. and Margaret Warrington. George joined the Marine Corp in 1972 and was a Tank Crewman earning the rank of Ssgt. He served overseas, being deployed to Japan, Germany and Korea and served in Desert Storm honorably retiring at Camp Lejeune, NC after 20 long and faithful years.

The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville on Sunday, November 21st from 4 to 6 PM. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 22nd at 10:30 AM at Union Chapel Church. Interment to follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at noon.

Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, Pistol Marksmanship Badge, Humanitarian Service Medal, Good Conduct, Combat Action Ribbon, Sea Service Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, and Navy Unit Commendation.

After retiring from the United States Marines, He worked at the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office as a Jailer and obtained his Associates in Criminal justice. He then went to work for the North Carolina Department of Corrections in which he medically retired from.

He is survived by his wife, Lynne Goff of the home (Richlands), his Son, Thomas Goff and his daughter, Jessica Goff both of Richlands, His step-son Michael Smith, His brother Les Sykes of Suffolk, VA and his Sister Bonnie Gligora (Denny Gligora) of Lakewood, NY, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren along with his beloved dog, Sugar Bear.


American Legion Service
November 18, 2021

4:00 PM

November 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home - Jacksonville
303 Chaney Avenue
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Memorial Service
November 22, 2021

10:30 AM
Union Chapel Church

November 22, 2021

12:00 PM
Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
110 Montford Point Road
Jacksonville, NC 28540

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