Meeker resident Robert Edward Goff, 72, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, in Shawnee.

Meeker resident Robert Edward Goff, 72, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, in Shawnee.

The family will be at Walker Funeral Service from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday to receive friends.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Fort Sill National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Folds of Honor, https://www.foldsofhonor.org, 5800 N. Patriot Drive, Owasso, OK 74055.

He was born July 5, 1945, in Birmingham, Alabama, to James Edward Goff and Hazel (Meeks) Goff. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1963. He served five years, much of that on foreign soil including Vietnam in ‘66 and ‘67 in the 25th Division and 4th Division. During that time, the 25th Division was the largest in Vietnam with four brigades under its command. In 1967, the 25th participated in two major operations conducted in Military Region III, Cedar Falls and Junction City. He received the Purple Heart on March 1, 1967, and was honorably discharged on Oct. 12, 1968.

He married Rose “Rosebud” (Kowalkowski) in October of 1967.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father: George Riley, Grandson: Christopher “Casey” Goff, brother: James Lewis Goff, sister: Hazel Frances McNelis and Gail Poole.

He is survived by three children: Chris Goff and wife Lisa of McLoud, Kimberly Dowdle and husband David of McLoud, Jodi Goff-McGowan and husband Andy of Meeker, 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother: Gordon Goff and wife LaVonne of Florida, and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.