Homer Lee Goins


Homer Lee Goins, of Chattanooga, received his heavenly reward on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.

Homer was born in Cleveland, on Nov. 28, 1935, to the late Creed and Vennie Rayfield Goins. He grew up in the East Cleveland area and graduated from Bradley Central High School.

After high school, he served in the United States Army. Homer lived most of his life in Chattanooga, retiring from the City of Chattanooga Public Works Department.

Homer loved to travel. He was an avid Vols football fan and season ticket holder for many years. He also enjoyed classical music, especially Mozart.

Homer was a gym-rat and constantly reminded others of the benefits of exercising.

Homer loved his family and was deeply loved by them. His special family Cesar, Magdalena, Alex, and Kyara brought him much joy and love. Homer’s cat, Bootsie, was his constant companion.

Homer was preceded in death by his brothers: Gene Goins (Barbara) and J.C. Goins (Billie Goins Ledford); his sister, Ida Faye Goins May (Bill); and nephews: Ron Morrison, Greg Goins, Randy Goins, and Jeff Goins.

Remaining to cherish Homer’s memory are his brother, Gerald Goins (Margaret); special son and daughter: Cesar Gonzalez and Magdalena Pedraza; special grandchildren: Alex and Kyara Gonzalez; nieces: Teresa Raby (Darrell), Linda Morrison, Debbie Walker, Kimberly Nolen (Brian), Sheila Arcara (Tony), Renee Hartert (Joe), Jennifer Tate (Richard); nephews: Rodney Goins (Tina), Rick May (Christie), Tony Goins (Yvonne), Bryan Goins, Jamie Goins; and many other family members and friends.

A gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, at the Cleveland Chapel of Companion Funeral Home.

Graveside service with military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook at



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