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Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home and Valhalla Gardens

3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West, Belleville, IL

OBITUARY

Paul Goforth

December 26, 1966November 30, 2019
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Paul Goforth, 52, of Horseshoe Bend, AR and formerly of Cahokia, IL passed away suddenly on November 30, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Goforth, Sr. and Ethel Goforth; his grandmother (who was like a mother to him), Tina Schroeder; and his brother, Patrick Mezo. He is survived by his children, Morgan Goforth and Quinten Goforth (Jadie Mercille); partner, Julie Stevens-Reel and her son, Dakota (Courtney) Reel; granddaughter, Gracelyn Goforth; siblings, Donnie Goforth and Patricia Whitmore (Shannon Vaughn); and good friend, Dan. Dear uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend.

Paul was a class of 1985 graduate from Cahokia High School. He was an outgoing person with a love of the outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt, and ride motorcycles. His personality was big and he always made everyone laugh. Paul adored his children. He played baseball as he grew up and even played on a men’s league as an adult and enjoyed bowling. Paul was an avid fan of Cardinal Baseball and the St. Louis Blues. His big heart and warm laugh will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Friends may gather at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home in Belleville on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory. Memorials are appreciated to the family and expressions of condolence may be offered at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Sheila Reiss

December 4, 2019

My condolences to Donnie and Patricia, It's very sad to hear of Paul's passing. I hope you know that Aunt Tina was very proud of you two.

I was surprised he didn't call her babe when they buried her.

I remember you two always with Aunt Tina and Uncle Ruben.

May his soul find peace.

Love Always, your cousin Sheila Reiss

Tammy Eggemeyer

December 3, 2019

Paul was a warm, kind, friendly guy. I didn’t have the privilege of knowing him a long time but each time our family gathered was special. I feel very honored that we were able to be together this year on Thanksgiving day with him and Julie-memories that i will always treasure. Paul you will be greatly missed!

Linda Lincoln

December 3, 2019

I am so blessed to have known Paul. He excepted me into the family with no hesitation. He was a very kind,thoughtful and loving person. I am so glad we were able to spend Thanksgiving together. I will never forget him. He will be forever missed!

Julie Reel

December 3, 2019

My Daddy Bear. I'm going to be so lost without you. You were a great partner, dad, grandpa and friend. You had a heart of gold. You were so giving to other's. You touched a lot of people's hearts. The world just got a lot darker. I'll miss you and love you for rest of my life!!❤❤❤❤

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