Truman Elray Goins of Buna, Texas, was born to his late parents, Ambros and Sallie Hester-Goins on September 21, 1931. Truman left this earth to be with his heavenly father Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the age of 88.
Truman was a United States Army veteran, serving in the Korean War as a medic. He retired from A. Schulman's in 1992 after a career as a process operator. He also spent a very large part of his life as a Southern Baptist Preacher, always sharing the Lord's word with anyone within earshot of him. He loved to hunt and fish, and was a very seasoned gardener. He raised a small garden every year, giving the fruits of his labor to anyone in need and that would accept them. One of his most favorite pastimes was spoiling his grandkids.
Truman is preceeded in death by his beautiful wife of 56 years, Dollie, and his son, Jimmy Wiggins Sr. Also preceeding him in death are his parents, Ambros and Sallie Hester-Goins, sister, Jo Faye Goins-James, and brothers A.J., Frank, Phillip, Jerry, and Derwood Goins.
Truman is survived by his daughter-in-law, Pat Wiggins; sons Joey Goins and his wife Janis, Jackie Goins and his wife Laura, and Pat Hall; brother, Robert Goins; granddaughter, Olivia Goins; grandsons Jimmy Wiggins and his wife, Annie, John Wiggins, Cody Goins and his wife Angie, and Kyle Sweat; great-granddaughters, Rayni Wiggins-Jackson and her husband Jacob, and Beverley Wiggins; great-grandsons, Spencer Bendy, Grant Goins, and Keaton Sweat; Deanna Wiggins, numerous nieces and nephews, many friends, and his church family at Central Baptist Church of Evadale.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 14 at 10 a.m. at Central Baptist in Evadale, with a graveside service immediately following at Morse Cemetery in Buna. Visitation will be Thursday, August 13, from 5-7 p.m. at Farmers Funeral Home in Silsbee. Pallbearers are Cody Goins, Kyle Sweat, Jimmy Wiggins Jr., John Wiggins, Don Goins, and Kevin Westmoreland. The Honorary Pallbearer is Greg Richards.
The family would like to express the most sincere gratitude to Jennifer Ruiz and Dr. Hancock with Diagnostic Group, Shelby Rinehart, Pam Delaet, Jessa Gouthrier, and the rest of the Harbor Hospice team, Dr. Aldrich, as well as three of the nurses at St. Elizabeth that cared for Truman during his final days with us. Mitzi and Kayci, thank you both for being so caring and putting Truman's needs first. Thank you for praying over him, and all of the kindness that you have expressed. To Nathan McNeil, you are one of the most incredible nurses that we have ever met. Your empathy and compassion to the family will never be forgotten by us. Thank you for being by Truman's side during the very last moments of his life. Our family is certain that there are angel wings hiding under your scrubs.
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