William R. Goble

January 11, 1938July 5, 2013

William Robert (Bill) Goble, 75, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on July 5, 2013. Bill was born in Port Jervis, New York, on January 11, 1938, to Wil-liam James and Edith Chidister Goble. He served in the Air Force for 10 years. While stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico, he met and married Dianne Johnston in 1959. They moved to Lubbock in 1965 where Bill sold insurance for Prudential and, later, Alan Henry Insurance.

Bill was a member of the 12th Street Church of Christ in Shallowater. He also served as an elder at the Idalou Church of Christ and Parkway Drive Church of Christ. He was a loving husband and father and is survived by his wife, Dianne; four daughters: Lisa Arroyo and husband Lemuel, Robin Wilmot and husband Larry, Paula Hanna and husband Wes, all of Lubbock, and Sveltana Crouch and husband John of New Orleans; five grandchildren: Michael Arroyo and Johnathan Anchondo of Lubbock, and Evangeline, Victoria, and Paulina Crouch of New Orleans; and two sisters: Joyce Hulse and Meg Blackwell of West Palm Beach, Florida.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 7,, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Resthaven Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, July 8, 2013, at the 12th Street Church of Christ in Shallowater. Graveside services will be at 3:30pm at City of Lubbock Cemetery.



  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2013


  • Officiating, Song Leader

William R. Goble

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Nora Liendo

July 22, 2013

We're gonna miss you Mr. Goble, you were a very nice man. It was a pleasure to have met you.

Linda C. @ Grace Coumadin Clinic

July 9, 2013

I am truly sorry for your loss. I enjoyed helping to take care of his protimes and talking with both of you by phone.

Val Walker

July 8, 2013

We are praying with you today, Goble family. Bill loved his family greatly and was very generous sharing their stories with us at the office. The Goble family had many dogs and cats as pets and when a strange critter would wander in, Diane would capture it and release it away from the house. He said if reincarnation were true, he wanted to come back as "one of Diane's animals" because he knew he would be given the royal, loving treatment. Bill's humor and stories will be sorely missed.

Sheila Rackley

July 8, 2013

Lisa, Robin, and family;

My prayers and love are with you during this time. May you feel the comfort of God as you walk this journey.

Kristi Smith

July 8, 2013

Much love to the Gobles today and in the time to come. Sympathy and prayers and love from Jay and Kristi Smith, Nashville TN.

Jim Harris

July 8, 2013

Bill was a good man and a good friend. LeLani and I offer our deepest sympathies on the passing of this man of faith. Jim and LeLani Harris

Toni Brackeen, LVN

July 7, 2013

I am so sorry for you loss, Mrs. Goble! Linda and I truly enjoyed having Bill as our patient, and will miss him greatly! We will keep you and your family in our prayers, that you will find comfort in the upcoming days, and an easing of your sorrow over time. God Bless!

Tracy Teel

July 7, 2013

Dear Dianne & all the Goble family:
My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May your memories sustain you as you grieve your loss. God bless!

July 7, 2013

Adequate words can not express our deep sympathy for the entire Goble family. Bill was a very dear and special man. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time, and may our Lord comfort your hearts and keep you close. Love, The (Trudy)Saunders Family

Nicki Crawford

July 7, 2013

My heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the loss of Bill. My family and many of my fellow church members are praying over you during this time. May God hold you extra close to His heart and may His hand of comfort, healing and peace be on all of you.