Stewart Goins

Stewart Goins

Stewart David Goins, 89, of Grand Chain, and formerly of Karnak, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at his home, with his family by his side.

Mr. Goins was born on Sept. 29, 1931, in Karnak. He was a graduate of the Karnak High School. 

Stewart and Roberta Taylor were united in marriage on Dec. 23, 1961. 

He had retired as the custodian for the Century School System. Mr. Goins also had worked in the community as a plumber. 

He was the past mayor of the Village of Karnak and also served on the town board for many years. 

He was a member of the Karnak Civic Club. He was a past board member for SIDEZ, Southern Five Planning and the MAP Training Center.

He served as Democrat precinct committeeman in Pulaski County for many years. 

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 306 in Metropolis. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. Mr. Goins loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved squirrel hunting in particular. 

He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with all of them, especially his sister, Millie.

He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer and Jeff Caudle of Grand Chain; a granddaughter, Jacey Caudle of Grand Chain, a grandson, Jeremy Caudle of Grand Chain; a step-grandson, Trevor Caudle of Grand Chain; a sister, Millie Sexton of Karnak; three sisters-in-law, Doris Goins of Perks, Brenda Nelson of Cadiz, Ky., and Grace Bellamy of Harrisburg.

Mr. Goins was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Taylor Goins; his parents, Stewart and Ruth Stevens Goins; five brothers, Ernie, Guy, Harvey, Lewis and Billy Goins; and a sister, Dorothy Steele.

Graveside funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Goins were held Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Cypress Cemetery in Cypress. The Rev. Steve Heisner officiated. 

Full military honors were accorded by the U.S. Navy burial detail team and area veterans.

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Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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