Leo Goforth of Miami, formerly of Cardin and
died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Integris Baptist
Regional Heath Center
in Miami after an illness. He was 78.
Mr. Goforth was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Picher
to Ralph and Opal Grace (Darnell) Goforth. He
lived in Cardin and Picher all of his life.
He was a miner in Picher for many years then
worked for United Iron and Metal in Miami and
Picher until he retired. He was preceded in
death by his parents; two sons, Frank and
Steve Goforth; one grandson, one
great-grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Survivors include his companion of 25 years,
Eulala Miller of the home; one son, Ralph
Goforth in Lawton; two daughters, Laura and
Allen of Miami and Diana and Ivan Wilkinson
of Miami; one brother, Joe Emery of Michigan;
two sisters, Chris Wilson and husband Edwin
of Tennessee and Betty McKenzie of Michigan;
his first wife, Virginia Laney of Neosho,
Mo., seven grandchildren and 12
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Paul
Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce. The Rev.
Geoff Buffalo will officiate. Burial will be
in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Riley, Chevy
Wilkinson, Tim Lovell, Wesley Riley, Noah
Harrill and Ruben Riley. Honorary
pallbearers will be Don Lovell, Michael
Wilkinson, Ron Watson and Allen Nusser.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4
p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.