Arthur Jackson "Jack" Goforth

April 27, 1933March 4, 2010

JACK GOFORTH Arthur Jackson Goforth, 77, of Statesville, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Iredell Memorial Hospital, after a courageous three year battle with cancer. Jack was born April 27, 1933, in Statesville, and was the youngest son of the late Arthur Z. Goforth and Margaret Lorena Douglas Goforth. He was a graduate of Statesville High School, class of 1951, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Stuttgart, Germany, during the Korean War. He also attended Mitchell College and Mars Hill College in North Carolina. He was married to Jeanette Setzer Goforth, who survives. Jack was a life-long member of Christ Boulevard UMC. He worked for the Postal Service for 35 years. He was also active in the community, playing and coaching baseball for over 40 years. Jack was one of the original directors of the Iredell County Youth Athletic Association. In addition, he was an active member of the local Elks, Moose and VFW lodges, and more recently the West Iredell Ruritan Club. Jack remained an avid baseball fan his entire life, following the Atlanta Braves and attending the 1996 World Series. In addition to Jeanette, his wife of 54 years, Jack is survived by two daughters, Susan Renee Goforth, of Asheville, and Lydia Goforth Mayberry and husband, Sonny, of Statesville; a son, Howard Douglas Goforth and wife, Kim, of Marietta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Trey Mayberry, of Statesville, and Tyler Francis Goforth and Samantha Douglas Goforth, both of Marietta, Ga.; two brothers, John Douglas Goforth and Donald Avery Goforth; an uncle, David E. Douglas; and an aunt, Mary Douglas Warren. Services celebrating the life of Jack Goforth will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christ Boulevard UMC with the Rev. Ron Doub officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Iredell County Veterans Council. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to Lymphoma Research Foundation; Statesville High School Class of 1951 Scholarship Foundation; or Christ Boulevard UMC. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family of Jack Goforth.



  • Church Sunday, March 7, 2010
  • Funeral Home Location Saturday, March 6, 2010
  • Burial Sunday, March 7, 2010


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Arthur Jackson "Jack" Goforth

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Gladys Sipes

March 22, 2010

May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Kim Maurer

March 11, 2010

Susan and Lydia i am so sorry about your Dad you are in my prayers you were such a good friend to me in high school. take care Love Kim Bunton Maurer

Tammy Colwell

March 10, 2010

Susan and Goforth family,

May the Lord bless you and keep you, may he shine his face upon you and be gracious to you. Susan, please know that Tony and I are praying for you and your family. May the peace and comfort of God flood your souls.

Paul Vandestreek

March 10, 2010

Doug,Im so sorry to hear about your dad he was a good man I have many fond memories of him when we were growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.With deep sympathy and regards. Paul Vandestreek

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

March 9, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Jamie Cox

March 7, 2010

Jeanette, I fondly recall being friends and neighbors with you and Jack on Brookdale Drive in the fifties. Lydia and Caroline were babies. So sorry to learn of your loss-my loving and caring thoughts are with you and family.

Vicki Kelly

March 6, 2010


I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I am out of town and will see you when we both get back to Asheville. With Deepest Sympathy, Miss Vicki