Jerry Douglas Goins Sr.

June 11, 1940March 9, 2019

Jerry Douglas Goins, Sr., 78, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2019. He was the only son of the late Lester Harvey and Bertha Pruitt Goins.

Jerry was a family man who was completely devoted to his wife, Mary, and their two children. He travelled the world in his textile career, eventually becoming the National Sales Manager for Universal Sewing Supply and Pfaff Pegasus. He was a faithful Shriner for over 45 years and had a love of aviation, tennis, golf, hunting, and the outdoors. Jerry never met a stranger and will always be remembered for his laugh, smile, and quick wit.

Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Phillips Goins; his children, Sherry Goins Harmon (David) and Doug Goins (Daun); his grandchildren, Brandon Harmon (Maria José), Katherine Smith (Drew), Russell Lindsey (Alison), Zachary Lindsey, Blake Lindsey (Janet), and Austin Newton; and his great-grandchildren, Mack Smith, Cole Annand, and Everett Lindsey.

A funeral service will be held in the Chapel at Mackey Funerals & Cremations on Century Drive at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 13th. The family will receive friends at the mortuary the evening prior on Tuesday, March 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. A committal will follow the service at 2:00 pm at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville, NC.

Memorials may be made in Jerry’s name to Victory Baptist Church, 1832 Powdersville Rd, Easley, SC 29642.


  • Mary Phillips Goins, Wife
  • Sherry Goins Harmon, Daughter
  • David Harmon, Son-in-law
  • Doug Goins, Son
  • Daun Goins, Daughter-in-law
  • Brandon Harmon, Grandson
  • Maria José Harmon, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Katherine Smith, Granddaughter
  • Drew Smith, Grandson-in-law
  • Russell Lindsey, Grandson
  • Alison Lindsey, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Zachary Lindsey, Grandson
  • Blake Lindsey, Grandson
  • Janet Lindsey, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Austin Newton, Grandson
  • Mack Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Cole Annand, Great Grandchild
  • Everett Lindsey, Great Grandchild
  • Lester Harvey, Father
  • Bertha Pruitt Goins, Mother

  • Austin Newton
  • Keith Maxwell
  • John Brock
  • Quincy Whitner

  • Victory Baptist Church


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Jerry Douglas Goins Sr.

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Libba King

March 13, 2019

Mary, I am so sorry to learn of your husband's death. My husband just passed away in October so I know what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ed Sprenger

March 12, 2019

Mary... I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. We went to Greenville this weekend and even had lunch in Easley and I thought of both of you many times during the day, having no idea what had happened. Jerry has been one of my favorite people since the first time I met him. He was always so supportive and helpful to me. I am going to miss him as I know many others will as well. Praying for God's peace for you and your family.

Joe Schmidt

March 12, 2019

Although I only knew Jerry for a short time he made an impact on me. He was a wonderful co worker by always putting a smile on your face. And if life threw you a curve ball, Jerry always had words of wisdom. Those words never told you what course of action to take but made you think about your actions. He will be missed but my memories of him will always make me smile. Just the way he would have wanted it.

Jan Hudson

March 12, 2019

Sherry and David, I am saddened to learn of Jerry’s passing. I have such fond memories of his wonderful sense of humor and loving ways. I am grateful to have known Jerry. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jerry will forever be your guardian angel.

John Taylor

March 11, 2019

Sympathy & prayers extended to Mary and family...know they will miss this very fine man.
I enjoyed working with Jerry for several years...he was a genuinely kind and thoughtful person that conveyed to all some good life lessons. He was always positive and had a great sense of humor. I will miss him...know he's now enjoying his heavenly home.

Misty Cross

March 11, 2019

Mr. Jerry was a sweet, kind and loving man. He was cheerful and I am so thankful to have met him. I am sadned that he has left us all but he is looking over us and smiling from ear to ear. He was a pleasure to work with. R. I. P.
Love always misty

Deborah White

March 11, 2019

As far back as I can remember, Jerry was the most fun loving person I have known. I grew up admiring him & looked forward to spending the night at my double first cousins house. He always treated me like his child, and taught me to love cream horns from the bakery. Go rest Jerry, & tell the rest of the family that I love & miss them very much!

Lee Moses

March 11, 2019

Jerry was a great man and friend. I am honored that I knew him.

Thomas Memmen

March 11, 2019

Jerry was a kind sweet man, if I was having a bad day at work, he would always tell me a good joke to make me forget about the bad day. R.I.P. Jerry Goins, you will be missed.