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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 53
Year of Death: 2014

Charles Edward Goff

Charles Edward Goff—loving husband, wonderful father, and magnificent Pappaw. Charley is survived by his wife, Cathy; children, April and Tyler; and grandsons, Aidan, Cade, and Cullen (who arrived three months after Charley’s passing). He is also survived by his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and many nieces and nephews, as well as his very special friends, Aaron and Katrina.

Charley married his high school sweetheart. They had daughter April and son Tyler, who were his pride and joy. He was very much a family man. So when his grandsons came along, needless to say they had their Pappaw wrapped around their little fingers. It brings us much sadness that his third grandson did not get to know him.

Charley was a volunteer firefighter for over 30 years for the McQuady Volunteer Fire Department in McQuady, Kentucky. His son later joined the fire department to make runs alongside his father.
Charley tried to make as many calls as he could and help in any way needed. Being on the fire department was definitely a calling for him.

Charley owned and operated his business, Charles Goff Logging, for over 30 years. He was also a 4-H shooting sports coach for 14 years. Seeing the children succeed was a great joy to him. Charley especially loved coaching his own children and seeing them both win at the state level the same year.

Charley loved hunting, fishing, and just being outdoors. He was not a sit around the house guy. Charley had to always be on the go. Charley’s greatest enjoyment was letting his grandsons drive his old, green truck around the farm to look for deer.

Charley had a very compassionate and tender heart. He made an impact on many lives. His passing has changed our lives forever, but he will forever live on in our hearts.

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  1. To the Goff Family, please know Charley will never be forgotten by his Fire Fighter Family on this the 7th anniversary of Charley’s passing.

    – lisa hopman
  2. To Cathy
    On this 9th anniversary of Charley’s death, his FireFighter family will never forget him.

    – Lisa Hopman
  3. I miss you daddy. You will always be my hero.

    – April Goff