Glenn H. Gofourth, 84, of Parsons died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at his home. His death was unexpected.
He was born Jan. 1, 1928, in Pierceville the son of William T and Lola Myers Gofourth. He moved to Parsons at an early age and attended Parsons schools before enlisting in the Navy in 1944.
He married Eileen McCall on Oct. 19, 1946. She survives of the home. Also surviving are four children, Leslie Novalis of Valley Village, Calif.; D'Ann and her husband, Donald Landis, of Wichita; David and his wife, Brenda, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Stacy and her husband, Dean Knofs, of Fayetteville, N.C.
He has six grandchildren, Judith Pullins of Granite City, Ill., Lisa and her husband, Behnam Heshejin, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., Ashley Landis of Coplay, Pa., Jed, Justin and Grant and wife, Tairra Gofourth, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
He also has five great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
He is also survived by three brothers, Chester, Delbert and his wife, Barbara, of Parsons and Jack and Janet of Tombstone, Ariz.; and numerous nieces, nephews and their children.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn; two sisters, Alma Pitts and Vida Sorrell; and a brother, William.
Glenn was a man of many interests and talents, both in his working and playing life. He became in succession a trained body and fender man, an apprentice electrician, route salesman, a general manager of a small business, a small business owner, general manager of another business, sales manager and, finally, retired from the Teamsters Union as an over-the-road driver in Omaha, Neb. During his working years he lived in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arizona and Nebraska before retiring to Parsons.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, traveling, carpentry, woodcarving, computers, playing games with friends and enjoying the company of his wife and children. He was a member of Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Parsons.
The rosary will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home followed by visitation with family until 7:30 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church, St. Paul, with burial at St. Francis Cemetery, with military honors given by the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, VFW.
The family suggests memorials to the Disabled American Veterans or St. Patrick Catholic School of Parsons. Memorials may be left at the funeral home or sent to P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.