Tony J. Goins
Monday 8th of July 1957 - Friday 16th of August 2019
Tony J. Goins, 62, passed away in the early morning of Friday, August 16, 2019. Tony was born to the late James and Mary (Carroll) Goins on July 8, 1957 in Cleveland, Tennessee. Tony served his country proudly in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne as a Combat Engineer from 1975 – 1978. He served in the Air Assault, Special Forces and Sniper divisions.
He was retired from the US Postal service where he was a United States Letter Carrier for 37 years. Additionally, he was a proud active member of the National Letter Carriers Union where he served in the offices of Union Steward and Trustee for over 15 years. His tireless work helped protect the livelihood and wellbeing of the members he served. During his time with the postal service, he was awarded numerous awards as well as a prestigious Presidential Award from the NALC Union in 2009.
Tony had a variety of hobbies. He had a passion for hunting deer and fishing, riding his motorcycle on the open road, and had an affinity for classic cars. His love of the outdoors was his sanctuary, where he could be one with nature and enjoy all that Mother Nature had to provide. Most of all, Tony was a dedicated husband, father, brother, uncle and loyal friend. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Tony will carry a special part of him in their hearts.
Left to cherish Tony’s memory are his loving wife, Michelle; children, Rachael, Phillip, Zach, and Rachel; sister, Cindy Johnson; niece & nephew, Emma and Jake; aunt, Becky (Milford) Weathers, and uncle, Gale Carroll. In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ortha Carroll and very special niece, Terra.
Family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, August 21st at Milward – Southland located at 391 Southland Drive, Lexington. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held Thursday, August 22nd at 11:30 am at the funeral home. Committal service with military honors will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery at 1:30 pm.
Please enjoy the commemorative video below and share a remembrance of Tony or offer condolences to his family in the guest book.
My deepest sympathies to you Michelle, Rachael, Phillip, Zach and Rachael. To all of Tonys' additional friends and relations, I am so sorry for your loss. This wonderful man helped the world be a better place. You helped him to do so. Though not with you in person, I am with you in spirit today and tomorrow in Lexington. What a guy! Much love, Di❣️
Jean & Carl Gripshoversays
Michelle, been thinking of you. Loved the fun times we had at the Christmas dances with you, Tony, Ron & Linda. Remember the good times, he will always be watching over you.
Michelle and family our hearts are with you through this hurtful time. Cherish the memories you have made. We are here for you at anytime. God bless all of you. With love Jack and Diana
May the love of all the sweet memories be forever in your heart and be a comfort during these days and weeks ahead of you. I am so terribly sorry.
Stephen and Kellie Masonsays
We are sorry to hear of Tony's passing, we pray the Lord comforts you, your in our thoughts and prayers, please accept our sincere condolences,Tony was a great friend . Take comfort in the fact he is at our Lord's side now, at better place indeed.
Sorry for your family loss, praying for all of you.