OBITUARY

Carl Reber Goff Jr.

April 3, 1958February 27, 2013

CARL REBER “CHUCK” GOFF, JR. Carl Reber “Chuck” Goff, Jr., of Noble, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013, as a result of a tragic automobile accident. He is survived by Leann Goff; son Justin Laue and wife Darcie of Quapaw, Oklahoma; son Derek Goff of Norman, Oklahoma; daughter Carlee Goff of Tulsa, Oklahoma; granddaughters Halee and Zoee Goff, and grandson Finley Laue of Quapaw, Oklahoma; brother John Simpson of Phoenix, Arizona; sister Janis Proctor of Dallas, Texas; sister Jinx Jennings of Riverside, California; sister-in-law Sally Simpson of Phoenix, Arizona; and a host of family and friends who will miss him always. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Reber Goff, Sr., and Wynetta S. Goff. Chuck was born April 3, 1958, in Miami, Florida. He moved with his family to Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 15 and graduated from Norman High School and attended college at the University of Oklahoma. Chuck’s greatest passions in life were his family, music, baseball and OU sports. He coached his daughter Carlee’s basketball team, frequently reciting the family motto: “Goffs never give up.” A high school baseball player, Chuck never lost the love of the game and, in his many travels, often visited professional baseball league camps to work out with the team. Chuck was band leader and bass player for Toby Keith and the Easy Money Band for twenty-five years. He had written two number one hit songs, “You Ain’t Much Fun Since I Quit Drinkin’” and, in collaboration with Toby Keith, “Upstairs Downtown,” and continued to pursue his song writing career. From beer bar bandstands to the stage of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden, Chuck was a common man of uncommon ability, and he never met a stranger. His extraordinary musical talent, keen intelligence and quick earned him many friends the world over. But those closest to his heart were the friends of his youth and his family who supported his drive to succeed as a world-class musician, performer and songwriter. Chuck was a true American patriot. He demonstrated his love and respect for his country and his son Derek, a veteran of the Iraq war, by entertaining American troops throughout the world, and was honored to be a guest of President George W. Bush at the White House. He was also very proud of his Native American heritage and was a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Visitation will be held Monday, March 4, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Primrose Funeral Home, 1109 North Porter Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Noble Assembly of God Church, 100 West Post Oak Road, Noble, Oklahoma. Those wishing to honor Chuck’s memory may donate to the Carl Goff Memorial Fund at Arvest Bank, benefitting his beloved grandchildren. The hearts of Chuck’s family and friends are filled with sorrow today, but the saints are rockin’ in heaven—Little Chuckie has come home.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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Leann Goff

February 21, 2020

6 days from now it will be 7 years since you left. Life is not the same without you. I miss you so much and so does Haylee and Zoee! See you soon.. .

Emily Humphrey

March 7, 2013

Leann, Justin and Carlee - So sorry to hear about your loss. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers this past week.

March 6, 2013

For Reasons Unknown, for reasons to believe.
Joe Charles Golden,CO.

Jimmy Burnett

March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

Rest now, my brother. You & I will be connected forever. I'll miss that solid bass playing, we laid down some smooth grooves together. Love ya Schmudley.
Jimmy Burnett

Bettina Ruffalo

March 5, 2013

My sincerest condolences for your loss.
I did not know Chuck personally. I was shocked and saddened when I learned of his death. I was very fortunate to be able to enjoy his amazing bass playing many times during concerts. Chuck was a very talented musician and it was clear that he enjoyed what he did watching him on stage. These past few days I have been enjoying reading all the wonderful comments fans have posted, looking at all the wonderful photo tributes and watching the video tributes including the famous "Chucky Dance" It is very apparent that Chuck meant so much to so many.
May God Bless each and every one of you that knew Chuck during this very trying time.

Sandy Ross

March 5, 2013

You will be missed by many.

Judy Falin

March 5, 2013

So sorry for your families loss chuck was a very talent musician. I pray in time hearts will heal. Chuck is playing and singing for heaven. May God bless you !

Kelly Kanzler

March 5, 2013

REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE CHUCKIE.....TOBY'S CONCERTS WILL BE SO STRANGE GOING FORWARD....SENDING MY HEARFELT SYMPATHY TO CHUCK'S FAMILY..,FRIENDS....TOBY KEITH & FAMILY.....THE EASY MONEY BAND & ALL THEIR FAMILIES.......MAY GOD HOLD YOU CLOSE AND BRING YOU PEACE.

March 5, 2013

R.I.P. CHUCK my heart goes out to your family,Tobey and family and the Easy Money Band. i am a great fan and have always enjoyed your dances as well as your amazing talent. This summer will definitely not be the same when i head out to comcast in Mansfield for the summer show! Play with the angels and please say hello to my family they love country music especially my Dad. terry bouchard boston,ma

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