John Haywood Goins, Jr., 74, of Wellington, passed away after a 14 month illness Friday, August 1, 2014 at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain, surrounded by his family. Born in Wilcoe, West Virginia, he had resided in Wellington the last 14 years, after moving from North Ridgeville.
John served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1958. He was a power service operator for Ford Motor Company in Brook Park, where he had worked for over 37 years. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 589.
He enjoyed restoring old vehicles and at one time had raced motor cycles and stock cars, but his greatest passion was his family.
John was the loving husband of 50 years to Debra (nee Sharrone); father of Kristi Goins of Olmsted Falls, Kelly (Jamie) Taylor of Elyria Township and Scott (Julie) Goins of Wellington; he was the proud grandfather of Joey and Alexandra Hama, Dillon Taylor, Kaylie, Peyton and Trace Goins; and brother of Betty (George) Vaselaros of Elbert, West Virginia, Wanda (Harold) Finley of Preston, West Virginia, Ruby Goins of Bluefield, West Virginia and Samuel (Susan) Goins of Goshen, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend John Haywood and Emma Goins; and two brothers, James and Lloyd Goins.
The family will receive friends Monday, August 4, 2014 from 5 to 8 P.M. at Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville and Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 10 A.M. until time of service at 11 A.M. at Cathedral of Life, 5375 Jaycox Road, North Ridgeville. Reverend Michael Payne, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridgeville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.