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Clyde E. Goforth

May 12, 1935 — July 1, 2022

Clyde E. (Goose) Goforth of Knoxville passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022 at the age of 87. He died peacefully after several months of declining health. In the early 1960s, Clyde began a career at the Knoxville Utilities Board that spanned 45 years. While there, he acquired the nickname “Goose” as he was known by many of his friends. When he wasn’t working, he had many hobbies including building and operating radio controlled airplanes, boats, cars and drones. He also enjoyed Amateur “Ham” Radio and model trains. In the late 1960s, Clyde was one of the founding members of Volunteer Aeromodelers. For decades he built and flew radio controlled model airplanes. He passed on his knowledge to both of his sons and to countless others who wanted to learn. He taught himself the skills of a master modeler with an eye for intricate detail. “Goose” even created a radio controlled goose that was so lifelike it confounded real geese. In his retirement years, he could be found most days socializing with family and friends at a local family restaurant. Clyde was a devoted father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He never met a stranger, and even in his final days had a quick wit that made everyone laugh. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, the Reverend Earl Goforth and Grace Goforth and sister, Betty Cleveland. He is survived by his wife, Rozella Goforth; three children, Kevin Goforth, Craig (Carla) Goforth and Rhonda (James) Melton; five grandchildren, Justin Goforth, Dylan Goforth, Mason Goforth, Addison Goforth and Logan Goforth; siblings, Narvel (Jane) Goforth, Pat (C.L.) Gray and Wayne (Linda) Goforth. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Mynatt Funeral Home, Fountain City Chapel with a 12:00 pm service to follow officiated by Rev. Jerry Vittatoe. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com.
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