Bill Goforth - Expert of Iver Johnson & H&R

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by hollyfrank, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. kx1a

    kx1a Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Sorry to hear this Holly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
    Bill W
  2. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    I am sorrowed and shocked to hear this sad news. My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family, be strong, for him. He will be missed, greatly, but his works and generosity and knowledge will keep his name and SPIRIT alive for as long as there are firearms collectors and by those he touched. A man is remembered not by what or how much he owned at the end of his life, but by what he accomplished during his life and is measured by the number of those who called him friend. God bless you all. His final work WILL be completed.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011

  3. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be greatly missed here as well.
  4. marcodelat

    marcodelat Member

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rest in Peace Mr. Goforth... and thanks for your contribution.

    The firearm community and collectors world-wide will sorely miss you.

    Condolences & prayers for his family.
  5. Old Gun Guy

    Old Gun Guy Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    N. Utah
    It came as a real shock to me when I found out that OUR friend and mentor had passed on. Bill Goforth was one of the most giving individuals I have ever known, and he will be sorely missed. It's said that "knowledge is power", and he empowered us all with his learnings. He and his family will be in my prayers.
    Old Gun Guy
  6. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I am sorry for your loss. But I am certain that you have a treasure chest full of great memories that you will never forget, and stick to the promise that you will one day be re-united with him in glory where there is no sorrow and no tears. Your father was known thru out this great country by the knowledge he shared with ANYONE who would seek his expertise, and expert he was. When he answered a question, you could take it to the bank that it was correct. He will be missed. Like shooter said, he was a HUGE part of what made this forum what it is. God bless you thru this difficult time, may you have his peace that passeth all understanding.
  7. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Bill Goforth was a fine man-a very fine man.
    Find solace in this- God has a perfect plan.
    I'm sure I speak for all the members of this forum when I say that if there is any way that we can return some of Bill's daily favors, we are here for you.
    He expressed concern recently in an email that if something were to happen to him, you would be at a loss for what to do with his guns-and he was considering getting rid of them. If you run into problems, ask here and we will be happy to help you.
  8. kingcuke

    kingcuke Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Cucumber Island
    Holly, Sympathy and prayers for your loss. Your father was a kind and generous man always willing to give of his time and knowledge. Condolences
  9. corsair

    corsair Member

    Mar 27, 2009
    Holly and Family, My condolences and and your father will always be thought of and missed. A wonderful person.
  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Goforth taught me alot, I will sorely miss him. Sorry for your loss Ms. Holly, Prayers from here aw well.
  11. pkcgbifaid

    pkcgbifaid Member

    Nov 12, 2003
    Charleston, WV
    The firearms community has lost another great man. Prayers for you and your family.
  12. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    The Goforth family has asked me to pass along the details of Bill's memorial service:

    the services are going to be Wednesday, January 19th @ 11:00 am at Market Street Baptist Church 12964 Market Street, Houston, TX 77015.

    All who are able, are invited to attend.
  13. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Sorry to hear the sad news.
    May he R.I.P.
  14. DRT

    DRT New Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Holly and Family, My condolences to you and your family
  15. reinhard

    reinhard Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Bill thank you for all the expertise given,you will always be remembered ,..adieu mon ami
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