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“What a wonderful celebration of life yesterday! Everything was so special, the flowers, the music and the message. I'll always remember Uncle Bud's...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Beth Stubbs Hough - Chesterfield, SC

“We delivered Mobile Meals to Preston for several years. He was always a joy to talk with when we came by. We will greatly miss seeing his smiling...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Ed & Sandra Lully - Spartanburg, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. Gary & Linda Luther. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Gary Luther - Inman, SC

“Tony & Family, my family sends you our Love & Sympathy. Your family was Special to us. If you are ever in Summerville please come by to see us. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Thelma & Jim Motts - Summerville,, SC

“I will miss seeing Bud at church. He told me I looked like his mama, and I really did. He jokingly called me "mama" and I called him "son". Bud...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Camby - Pacolet, SC

“AMEN Nephew. I remember when he came home from basic training and was leaving for Korea. It was a sad time at our home on the Littlejohn Farm in...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: charles wayne goforth - Maysville, GA

“zRest in peace Bud. You've kept the faith and fought a good fight. With your precious Deann. You will be missed. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Cluff &Dot Burns. - SPARTANBURG, SC

“We can't begin to imagine the things uncle Bud experienced when he stepped into heaven yesterday. He knelt before God's throne and beheld the face of...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Keith Byars - Gaffney, SC


Preston T. "Bud" Goforth, 83, of Pacolet Mills, SC, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born September 1, 1931, in Cherokee County, SC, he was the son of the late Clyde and Ruby Montgomery Goforth, and husband of the late DeAnne G. Goforth.

A U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Goforth was a member of Pacolet Mills Baptist Church and was formerly employed with Hoechst Fibers.

Among survivors are his son, Tony Goforth (Carol) of Inman, SC; grandsons, Nicholas Galizia (Liz) of N. Charleston, SC, and Jason Galizia (Edilia) of Spartanburg, SC; great-grandchildren, Soleil Grace Galizia and Jason Joseph "J.J." Galizia; sisters and brothers, Doris Garner of Isle of Palms, SC, Dell Byars (Claude) of Goucher, SC, Margie Stubbs (Bill) of Chesterfield, SC, Susan Jones (Ray) of Gaffney, SC, William Goforth (Willie Bell) of Gastonia, NC, Neal Goforth (Martha) of Gaffney, SC, Wayne Goforth (Tallulah) of Maysville, GA, Wilbur Goforth (Audrey) of Gaffney, SC, Wilford Goforth (Myra) of Rock Hill, SC, and Mike Goforth of Lawndale, NC. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a son, Terry Goforth; sister, Judy Hill; and brothers, Frank Goforth and John Goforth.

Visitation will be 1:00-2:30 PM Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Floyd's Pacolet Chapel, 141 Memorial Dr., Pacolet, SC 29372. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM, at the Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Norman L. Band and the Rev. Mark Williams. Burial will be in Pacolet Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Pacolet Mills Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 660, Pacolet Mills, SC 29373; or Mobile Meals Service, PO Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

The family is at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Carol Goforth.

Floyd's Pacolet Chapel

Funeral Home
The J. F. Floyd Mortuary
235 North Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29306
Tel. (864) 582-5451

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