He was retired from L and D Vault Co. in Chattanooga, with more than 32 years of service.
He attended Maple Street Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late Earl and Ina Mae Goins. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Wendell Joe Goins; and brother, Harrison Goins.
He was a well-loved and respected member of his neighborhood and community. He was a giving man always ready to help anyone and everyone when they needed it. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his “proud wife of 40 years,” Carolyn Goins; his sisters: Mary Garrett Smith and her husband, Danny, Barbara Bigham, and Ruby Rymer; his brother, Randall Goins and his wife, Gwen, all of Cleveland; a very special friend, Dale Moore; his dogs: Baby, Henry, Sheeba, and Bobo; and his cat, Bootsy. Other survivors include his sisters-in-law: Sherry Ash and her husband, Stanley, of Cleveland, Mildred White and her husband, Don, of Old Fort, a brother-in-law, Tommy Todd of Cleveland; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Wildwood Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Quinn Green and the Rev. Cliff Donachy officiating.
Interment will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery with Martin Bartee, Gary Duncan, Dewayne Bigham, Ray Bigham, Jeremy Bigham and Jason Bigham serving as casket bearers.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Please share your memories and condolences with Ronnies family by going to our website at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.