Robert Bobby E. Goff

June 29, 1926October 19, 2013

Robert “Bobby” Edward Goff made his final journey to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 19, 2013. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, coach and mentor to many friends and family. Bobby had the character of a champion and was a competitor till the end. He considered himself truly blessed to work with young people doing things he truly loved – coaching, teaching and helping any way he could. He was born in Kenedy on June 29, 1926 to Percy R (Pots) Goff and Hattie Martin Goff. After graduating from Kenedy High School, known as “The Kenedy Flash” for his athletic ability, he attended Texas A&M on scholarship. He still holds the punting record since 1944 of 87 yards. During his freshman year he was drafted to the Army and served two years during WWII. Bobby returned home in 1946 and married his high school sweetheart, Billie Jean Pogue. They returned to Texas A&M where he continued his football career and education receiving a Bachelor’s degree in science and agriculture and a Master’s degree in Science and Education. Bobby’s coaching career lasted 19 years, first in Yoakum High School 1950-56, where they won a state championship, then Goliad High School for two years and then Port Lavaca to Calhoun High School from 1958-69, in 1960 they played in the State Finals. He became an Assistant Principal at Calhoun High School from 1969-87 when he retired. He is survived by one brother, Glyn Hubbard Goff of New Braunfels; three loving daughters, Dana Jean (Franklin) Machicek, Susan Jane (Randy) Frnka and Ginger Lee (David) Ferraez; three grandchildren, Tracy Miller, Macky Dare and Jeremy Hert; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Franco and Todd Dare. Also seven step-grandchildren, Clint Machicek, Alison (John) Sterling, Erin Banks, Brandon (Claire) Frnka and Kyle (Jena) Frnka, Josh (Paula) Ferraez and Bryan (Christine) Ferraez and 16 step-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 60 years, Billie Jean; infant daughter; his brother, Martin Goff; sisters, Marilyn Thompson and Joyce Lyons. Many people helped care for Dad in his final days. Special thanks to Hospice of South Texas, Dr. Tyson Meyer, Cindy Myers, Dr. Paul Bunnell, Dr. Leigh Ann Falcon, Linda Vallejo and Marcella Silgero. He was a member of the Teachers Retirement System of Texas, Yoakum Masonic Lodge 662, VFW in Port Lavaca, First United Methodist Church and a Veteran of WWII. Visitation will be held Monday, October 21, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Port Lavaca. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Porterfield officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX. Pallbearers are Macky Dare, Jeremy Hert, Rusty Hall, Richard Meyer, Clint Machicek, Bobby Hunt, Bill Shrader and Bob Bonar. Honorary Pallbearers are Franklin Machicek, Randy Frnka, David Ferraez, Jimmy Pogue, Kent Pogue, Charlie Hall, Eddie Logan and all CHS Sandcrabs. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas or First United Methodist Church of Port Lavaca.


  • Visitation Monday, October 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Robert Bobby E. Goff

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Patty Goff Arnold

September 22, 2014

Oh we miss your mom and dad. We loved all of you so much and still do. I will treasure that day when us 6 cousins were together with mom and dad and your daddy at his house in Port Lavaca right before he died. There was something so right about that all being together and his smile was from ear to ear. Lots of love and laughter!!!!

October 22, 2013

Dana, Susan and Ginger,
I was so sorry to hear about Coach. He was truly loved and will be greatly missed. I will always remember his laugh and his smiling eyes. I will cherish all the times I spent at the house with Ginger growing up. I can still remember that we used to argue over whose dad was more important on the football field! (I think we were 6 or 7 at the time) I remember walking from the football field to the house for the "coffee" get togethers after the games. I loved him like a dad and will treasure his memory..

Love you all,

Cindy Collins Snowball, Indianapolis

Karen Kelton Warren

October 21, 2013

Much love to all of you! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen Kelton Warren

October 21, 2013

I will always treasure the times our families spent together! I love Coach Goff with all my heart! He had such a huge impact on who I am today! I know there was and continues to be a huge party in heaven with so many friends and family! I can hear my daddy and Coach Goff telling huge football stories!!!! So glad I just stopped by this summer! Love all of you and send you my love!

October 21, 2013

Dana and the Goff family,

I was so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Seeing and speaking with him at our 40th high school reunion brought back lots of memories of our days at Travis Jr. High, CHS, and all those football games. He was always an admired and respected man by so many of us that attended CHS over the years.
Susan Diebel (Spicewood, TX)

David Selph

October 21, 2013

I will always appreciate the times our families spent together growing up. Coach Goff was a great man whom I looked up to. He will be missed.

Roger Cumba

October 21, 2013

I am sorry to see Coach Goff pass! I got to see him with Donald Leigh a few weeks ago and he talked with us for over an hour. He reminisced with us about the run we had to the State finals. He reviewed our times together and small details that stuck in his mind about each of us. He was such a General on the sidelines and a tiger at practice! His team loved and respected him! Memories that we will carry with us in the twilight of our lives. Coach Goff(RG), you may be gone from this messed up world, but we will see you again to celebrate the eternal life together! Loved you as a great man who I tried to immulate when I was coaching on the sidelines! We will miss you!
Roger Cumba, Missouri City, Tx

October 21, 2013

Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy Garner and Tammy Garner Hardt

October 21, 2013

I was attending Calhoun High School while Mr. Goff was the assistant principal there. He was always cognizant of my Christian faith and would often address me as "Brother Hillyard" on the school campus without regard as to how others may view him for referring to our Christian bond. He was loved and respected and there will be large hole in the fabric of Calhoun County where he was a part. May God's peace be with you Brother Goff. Cliff Hillyard (Sr. class, 1974)

Kitty Fisher

October 20, 2013

so sorry to hear of your loss. Remember him well from High School as did most everyone that went there during his time. Hugs to you all.