Originally Posted by 45Auto
Historian, collector, friend to all, Bill Goforth was a kind man and one of a kind. He was generous with his vast knowledge which he was happy to share with so many people here on this forum. I speak for many here when I say I will miss reading his posts.
Originally Posted by ampaterry
Heavenly Father, I come before you this morning with a heavy heart. My sadness is not for Bill, who is already in your presence, but for the rest of us that continue here without him. He was a good man, and is already missed by his family and a multitude of friends.
I ask, Lord, that you would let each one know that you are there to lean upon in this time of loss. I ask that you would grant each one some measure of peace in a situation where there cannot be understanding.
And for all of us, I ask that you would tell Bill 'Thank you' for a lifetime of service to others.
And I ask these things in the name of Jesus the Christ, the Alpha and the Omega.
Holly, I, too, will sorely miss your father and his freely given advice on both Iver-Johnson and H&R weapons. 45Aauto and Terry have expressed the feelings of most here at TFF and I couldn't have stated it any better.
Prayers have been sent for you and the family. May He give you comfort and wrap you in His healing arms as you walk through the grieving time.
The first handgun I ever shot was a five-shot Iver Johnson top-break that had been given my father by a girlfriend when he was sixteen. It had belonged to her father, a policeman in Bangor, Maine, who was killed on duty. It shot .38 Smith&Wesson shells. I believe I was six at the time. It needed work but we couldn't find anyone to do it back in the early forties. We would have given our right arms to have had Bill's knowledge available at that time.....