KINGSPORT - Rex H. Goins, 75, passed away Saturday (Jan. 18, 2003) following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Goins was born in Clinchport, Va., and raised in the Yuma community of Gate City, Va. He then spent the majority of his life in Kingsport.
Rex served with the Army during World War II and worked as a chemical engineer at Eastman Chemical Co. in the Acid Division for 36 years.
He was a member of the Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688, the York Rite Bodies, Eastern Star #198, the Jericho Shrine Temple #1843 in Kingsport, and the Royal Order of the Jesters Court #183. Rex was also a lifetime member of the VFW #3382 and a lifetime member of the Kingsport Moose Lodge #972 for 50 years.
Mr. Goins was preceded in death by his parents, Zack R. and Octavia Maness Goins; daughter, Uva Darlene Ould Barger; sister, Sarah Ruth Goins; and brother, William T. "Bill" Goins.
Surviving are his wife, Geneva Goins of the home; daughter, Dr. Beth Ann Goins of San Antonio, Tex.; five sisters-in-law, Margaret C. Goins of Bristol, Tenn., Linda and husband Wayne Rogers of Fall Branch, Cathy and husband Gary Cox of Nickelsville, Va., Nancy and husband Rowland Barker of Jonesborough, Barbara and husband Clifford Powers of Dungannon, Va.; brother-in-law, James and wife Ora Lee Castle of Bristol, Va.; nieces, Cathy and Christie Goins of Bristol, Tenn.; nephews, William T. "Bill" Goins II and Tommy Goins, both of Bristol, Tenn.; a very special cousin, Diane and husband Dean Cloyd of Bristol, Tenn.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Oak Hill Funeral Home.
A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel, followed by the service with the Rev. Ray Amos officiating.
Entombment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Mausoleum with military service conducted by the VFW Post #3382.
Pallbearers are the Royal Order of the Jesters Court #183.
Honorary pallbearers are Don Evans, Dr. Jack Whitt, Dr. Dwight Whitt, Bascom Daughtery, Stan Lane, Whitt Cross, Dean Cochran, and the greeters and greeterets of the Jericho Temple.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Cripple Children's Hospital, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29605-4277, or to Kingsley United Methodist Church, 2828 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com
Oak Hill Funeral Home is serving the Goins family.