Rev. Richard O. Goins (85) died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Vernal, Utah while returning from a visit to his granddaughter’s graduation in Boise, Idaho.
His wife and family members were at his side. Richard was born and raised in Seymour, Indiana to Mildred and Luther Goins and was actively involved in the First Baptist Church of Seymour and Boy Scouts earning both his Eagle Scout and God and Country. He graduated from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana and enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for four (4) years. Richard and Eila Ruth, daughter of Robert and Ruby Taylor, were married at First Baptist Church in Seymour, Indiana in 1957. He attended Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky graduating in 1961.
During his ministry he served six (6) churches in Indiana and First Baptist of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He was on the staff of the Indiana Baptist Convention as an Area Minister and Minister of Camping and on the staff of the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountain Region as an Area Minister and World Mission Support.
He is survived by his wife, Eila Ruth and 4 daughters Kathi, Kimberly, Sallie and Susan; 3 sons-in-law, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sister Shirley Goins, Bloomington, Indiana; Stephen Goins, Seymour, Indiana; Donn (Russ) Goins, Clarksville, Tennessee; brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews and nieces. His Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with Rev. Kathryn Reid Walker officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Richard’s name to the charity of your choice.