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Tony Goforth

September 21, 1956 December 10, 2018
Tony Goforth
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Tony Goforth, 62 of Earlham passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Thursday, December, 13th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Earlham. Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, December 14th at the Earlham Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Tony Goforth Memorial Fund and sent in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 119, Earlham, IA 50072. Online condolences may be left at

Tony was born on September 21, 1956 to James and Darlene (Jackson) Goforth in Flint, Michigan. He grew up in Michigan and attended school there before moving to Iowa when he was 18. He worked for many years as a pre-press specialist for Meredith in Des Moines. He also drove a bus for St. Anthony’s School and Des Moines Schools. He retired from Action Xpress in the spring of 2018.

Tony was united in marriage to Karen Weaver on September 19, 2018. The couple made their home south of Earlham. Tony enjoyed the peace and quiet the country had to offer. He enjoyed riding horses, working on motorcycles and playing pool. He was quick with a joke and always shared the day’s news with everyone. He loved to listen to NPR radio and would engage in a political debate whenever the situation arose. Most of all he treasured his time he was able to spend with his family and friends.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, James and Darlene.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Karen of Earlham; children: Corrie, Jonah (Michelle), Natasha, Whitney (Joe), Kendra (Brian), Dalton, Jordon and Hanna; grandchildren: Kayla, Lexi, Christopher, Michael, Zane, Joe, Raelyn, Melody, Olivia and Ava; brothers: Keith, Paul, John and Don; mother-in-law, Donna; honorary father, Jack; honorary brother, Dave; and a host of extended family and friends that will miss him dearly.
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6:00 PM 12/13/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/13/2018 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Earlham

140 NW 2nd St
Earlham,, IA 50072

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Earlham
140 NW 2nd St Earlham, 50072 IA
United States





11:00 AM 12/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
Earlham Church of Christ

535 NW 6th Street
Earlham, IA 50072

Luncheon will immediately follow the funeral service at the church.

Earlham Church of Christ
535 NW 6th Street Earlham 50072 IA
United States

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