John M. Goheen
CALVERT CITY — John M. Goheen of Calvert City, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went home to be with his Lord on December 30, 2012.
He was born July 27, 1927, in Birmingham, Ky., to Roberta (Holland) Goheen and Russell Goheen.
He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the U.S. Navy Sea-bees. He retired from National Carbide (BOC group) in Calvert City, Ky. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Calvert City, where he served as deacon for 50 years.
John loved to travel and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping. He was known by many as “Trapper John.” He served as an officer in Fur Takers of America.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathryn (Capps) King Goheen; one daughter, Kathy Poague and husband Gerry of Calvert City; two sons, Kendall King of Calvert City and Donald King and wife Lynne of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; five grandchildren, Amy King of Paducah, Ky., Matt King and wife Angela of Spanaway, Wash., Carey Goldsmith and husband Jay of Mt. Pleasant. S.C., Clint Poague and wife Kristen of Calvert City, Ky., and Blaire Adams and husband Josh of Louisville, Ky.; seven great-grandchildren, Grant, Henry and Will Goldsmith, both of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Lucas and Olivia Poague of Calvert City, Ky., and Kate and Evan Adams of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Buster Goheen of Benton, Ky.; two sisters, May York of Benton, Ky., and Cindy Darnell of Gilbertsville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Michael S. King; one sister, Bobbie Hall; and daughter-in-law, Ann King.
Pallbearers: Oral Sickling, Ken Musgrove, R. Daryl Smith, Andy Pagel, Lana Gregory, Jess Bennett, Ron Northcut, Fred Dees,Leroy Sewell, and Dale Smith.
Celebration of life will be held at First Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Visitation will be held at Collier Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at the First Baptist Church on January 2, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The service will be officiated by Bro. Jim Ewing and Bro. Jerome Brown.
Family asks that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.