Edwin “Butch” Curtis Goforth
September 30, 1959 – April 21, 2015
ZEBULON – Edwin Curtis Goforth, 55, passed suddenly on Tuesday April 21, 2015.
He was a native of Hartford, Connecticut, and a Weaver High School Alumni. Edwin
was retired from the United States Navy where he served his country honorably for 20
years. He worked at the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation before moving to NC.
Lastly he worked at EMC2 where he was an outstanding IT Technician. He loved telling
long stories and was well read. He always gave wonderful advice, he was and will
forever be a loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather. He will be truly
missed by many.
Edwin was preceded in death by his father Harry May. Edwin is survived by his mother
Janet Wilson Goforth of Hartford, Connecticut. He left behind his wife and best friend of
18 years, Anne Marie Taffe Goforth. Children: Omar Dixon of East Hartford, CT,
D’Marcus Shipman of Monks Corner, SC, Yolanda Bazemore (Kemuel) of Jacksonville
FL, Patricia Dixon, Gena Dixon, both of East Hartford, CT.
Siblings: LaTanya Goforth, Dorine Goforth, Lena Goforth, Wayne Goforth, and Michael
May.Grandchildren: Malaysia, Amari, & Zion Haughton, Jesse Bazemore IV, Isiah Addison,
Michael Lang, Jr. Chanelle Shipman, Caleb Cousins, and Morgan Brooks.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital or to Be the Match (Bone Marrow donation).
Memorial service will be held 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 2, in the Strickland Funeral Home
Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with a visitation 2:30pm -4:00 pm, prior to the service
and other times at the home. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net