Doyle Eugene Goforth, 82, of Cabool, Mo., passed away Oct. 11, 2017, at Kabul Nursing Home with family by his side. He was born May 17, 1935, in Elk Creek, Mo., to Fred and Doris (Goodman) Goforth.

Doyle was a jack-of-all-trades and loved the outdoors. For years he was a sportsman horseshoe pitcher, winning many trophies and making friends all over. He liked to coon hunt, play cards, dominoes and camping. He was a very sharp and witty person, always jolly and ready to make you laugh.

He went in to the Army on April 8, 1958, but was released Dec. 10, 1958, for a medical hardship; but not without stories being told about being in Germany with Elvis Presley.

Doyle married Helen Marie Warner in July 1988 in Miami, Okla. They lived in Salem for 28 years until they both got sick.

Surviving are a son, Doyle Eugene Goforth, Jr. and wife, Joanne, of Mountain Grove, Mo.; one grandson, John Goforth; two brothers, Dewayne Goforth of Houston, Mo., and Donnie Goforth and wife, Misty, of Cabool, Mo.; five sisters, Freda Kell of Raymondville, Mo., Cleta McKinney of Houston, Mo., Deloris Haney and husband, Harold, of Arnold, Mo., Vera Byse and husband, Roy, of Tyrone, Mo., and Trish Neugebauer and husband, Lonnie, of Cabool, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Faye Aldridge; and three brothers-in-law, Walter McKinney, Bob Aldridge and Bobbie Kell.

Doyle was so appreciative to his care givers; always wanting a hug and a hand shake. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend. He will be missed by all that knew him; he will be forever in our hearts.

Services were 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Evans Funeral Home with Jackie Cooper officiating. Burial with full military honors was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Chester Herndon, John Rostron, Harold Puckett, Lonnie Neugebauer, Roy Byse and Jerry Lowe.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Cemetery, in lieu of flowers. Go to to send an online condolence.

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