of Green Forest, AR
May 27, 1949 - September 5, 2023
Jerry Dale Goen, 74, of Green Forest, AR departed this life on 5 September 2023 at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas with his wife at his side. He was born in Tuscola, Illinois on 27 May 1949 to John and Frankie (Chaney) Goen, who preceded him in death, and grew up in Effingham, Illinois.Following his honorable discharge from the Army after serving in Vietnam, Jerry moved to Arkansas and lived 10 years at Tucker Hollow and 44 years on the farm near Denver. He married Jane (Ezell) on 17 May 1980 in Caney, Arkansas. While he worked a variety of construction jobs throughout his life, he preferred working on the farm more than anything else. He liked his cattle and his dogs more than most people and had little patience for others, until the grandchildren came along. While he had no problem pointing out all of the mistakes of his children, his grandchildren could do no wrong. Jerry delighted in teasing others, was always willing to help those who needed it and had no problems speaking his mind. He was a lifelong member of Churches of Christ and preached for a number of them as well.Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Jane of the home; his son, Todd of Lexington, Virginia; his daughter, Sara (Justin) Curry of Green Forest; his grandchildren, Ella and Andrew Curry; his brother, Lee (Sharon) of Centralia, Missouri; his cousins, nephews, nieces and a host of other family and friends.Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, 9 September 2023, at Roller-Christeson. Funeral services will follow the visitation officiated by Larry Anderson.A private family burial will be held at a later date. The family requests no flowers as Jerry never shared Jane's love for them.Honorary pallbearers include his nieces and nephews, Kevin Saul and Eugene Coffman.Memorials may be made to:Children's Homes Inc5515 Walcott RdParagould, AR 72450-3319Southern Christian Children's HomePO Box 649Morrilton, AR 72110-0649Westview Boys HomePO Box 553Hollis, OK 73550-0553Chaplain ServiceVeterans Health Care System of the Ozarks1100 N. College Ave.Fayetteville, AR 72703-1944Center for Development and Civic EngagementVeterans Health Care System of the Ozarks1100 N. College Ave. (135)Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Jane, Todd, and Sara, We are sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Our prayers are for God to give you comfort in this time of Loss. Days in the future will be better. Stan & Maxine
Sara and Justin and family. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Praying for healing and comfort for the family.
May his memory be a blessing!
Although we never met Mr. Gown. We knew Todd and worshiped with him in Fayetteville, AR. Our prayers and love are for Todd and the family. ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ™ðŸ»â¤ï¸
Sending prayers to your family
So sorry for your loss JERRY was a wonderful friend and fellow Christian. We enjoyed having your family at Omaha years ago. Prayers for peace and comfort.
You're in our hearts and prayers.
Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Peace to you all.