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. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    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.
  2. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    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.
  3. kingcuke

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    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
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    Holly and Family, My condolences and and your father will always be thought of and missed. A wonderful person.
    Al
  5. JLA

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    Goforth taught me alot, I will sorely miss him. Sorry for your loss Ms. Holly, Prayers from here aw well.
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    The firearms community has lost another great man. Prayers for you and your family.
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    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.
  8. pickenup

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    Sorry to hear the sad news.
    May he R.I.P.
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    Holly and Family, My condolences to you and your family
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    Bill thank you for all the expertise given,you will always be remembered ,..adieu mon ami
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    Holly,

    I am sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was very helpful to me a few times here. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. He will be missed.
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    Bill Goforth had extensive knowledge in his field. He gladly shared his wealth of information with any who asked. He will be greatly missed.
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    Holly,

    Thanks for taking the time to inform us of your loss.

    Bill didn't know me but I considered him a friend. I was impressed with his vast knowledge but more impressed with his endless generosity to others.
    He will be missed.

    God bless you and your family.

    Tom
  14. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    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.....
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    Holly and family, I'm sorry for your sudden loss. Please accept my condolences.

    Mr. Goforth was always so generous and helpful to the people on this forum. His example taught us a lot more than just about guns. We will miss him.
  16. SouthernMoss

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    Bill's absence will leave a hole that will not easily be filled. We are the poorer for our loss, and heaven is the richer for its gain.

    May God be with you and your family, Holly. You are all in our prayers.
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    I am saddened to hear this bad news. It is truly a great loss to the community. In fact Bill was the major reason that I joined this forum in the first place. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to all of his friends and family.
  18. 9 fingers

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    Holly, it is very sad to hear such news. Your father was a decent and giving man and you must have been proud of him. He helped me several times with his knowledge and of course helped countless others. My most sincere condolences to you and your family.
    9 fingers
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    Sorry to hear about your dad he helped everyone so much on this forum my prayers are with you
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    I just joined today and found this thread because I had an Ivers Johnson question. Sorry to hear about your Dad. RIP
    jwh
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