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William Leroy Goughenour Sr. 58, went to be with the Lord on April 29th, 2012, surrounded by his loving family at home. William was born May 10th, 1953 in Johnstown PA to the late Shirley G (Bittner) and Robert E Goughenour.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Victoria (Smith), and their children; William Leroy Jr, and wife Roxanne (Belles) of Rockwell, NC, Rebecca J Ellington and husband Randall of Orlando, FL, Matthew M and wife Janet (Moes) Denver, NC, Nathaniel and friend Courtney of Orlando, FL. Grandchildren include Paislyn, Riley, Kyla, Cady, Kayleigh, Amelia and Max. Also surviving are Bill’s Brother Donald Goughenour wife Robin and sister Roberta and his extended family Michael J Smith wife April and nephews Drew and Jacob, niece Andrea. Christopher W Smith wife Maryann, nephews Adam and Christian and neices Emily, Jessica and Kate who will miss him very much.
Bill started work as a coal miner in Pennsylvania and remained there for 20 years before moving to North Carolina and joining the Elevator Industry in 2000. He was currently employed by Schindler Elevator as an Elevator Mechanic in Charlotte NC. Bill’s passions included his love of hunting, trapping, fishing and coin collecting. Bill had a indomitable passion for life and could always be found talking for hours about his many hobbies and sharing stories with new friends. Bill had a deep love for the outdoors and his family that was reflected in everything he did.
A memorial service will be held at 3pm on May 10th, 2012 at Salisbury Christian Fellowship 210 W Ritchie Rd Salisbury, NC 28147.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, NC is assisting the Goughenour family. Online condolences may be made at www.mycarolinacremation.com.