Mr. Robert Lindsay (R.L.) Goins, age 91 of LaFollette passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022.  He was a member of Fundamental Missionary Baptist Church and was an accomplished mandolin player, having never received a lesson.  R.L. was a Certified Auto Mechanic specializing in Auto Air Conditioning, and was employed with Claiborne Oldsmobile for over 30 years.  R.L. was a true family-oriented man, and loved being with his Grandchildren.  Preceded in death by Wife, Mary G. Goins, Brothers, Gene Goins, and Don Goins, and Sister, Naomi Bashore. 

Survivors: Daughters, Sherry Elmore and Husband, Larry, and Pam Bullock and Husband, Monty; Son, Robbie Goins; Grandchildren, Chad Elmore and Wife, Christa, and Lyndsey Surber and Husband, Raymond; Great-Granddaughters, Blair and Hensley Elmore, and Great-Grandson on the way, Riley Surber; Brothers, Buford Goins and Wife, Pat, and Ray Goins and Wife, Maxine; Several Nieces, Nephews, many Caring Neighbors, and other friends.   

Funeral Services Sunday, December 4, 2022, 2:00 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Russell officiating.  Interment to follow at Campbell Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. Sunday before funeral services.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: Fundamental Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 84, LaFollette, TN 37766.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Robert Lindsay (R.L.) Goins.  

One Reply to “Robert Lindsay (R.L.) Goins, age 91 of LaFollette”

  1. My family and I express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends on the passing of my Uncle R.L. He was married to my Mother’s Sister the late Mary Jones Goins. To my 1st cousins Sherry, Pam and Robbie, my ongoing prayers are with all of you. Your Dad was more of an inspiration to me than you realized and I loved him. I remember all of the great times I got to visit you all in the summers back in the day with our precious cousin the late Steve Richardson and oh what great times and laughs we had. I’ll never forget hearing your Dad practicing with his bluegrass group at times when I was there. He was such a great man and gifted musician on the mandolin. He along with others in our family resonated with me to the love of music inspiring me to learn a musical instrument and later to become a singer for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love you all very much and your Dad fought the good fight and is now in paradise with your Mother and all of our precious loved ones in Heaven. 🙏❤

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