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Gerald Dale Goffney
August 1, 1956 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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With the dawn of a new day, August 1, 1956, in Galveston, Texas, a baby boy, Gerald Dale was welcomed into the world by his parents, George Goffney, Sr., and Irene Jenkins Goffney. He was an adventurous and outgoing little boy. He spent untold hours playing with his brothers, George Jr., and Edward. Gerald accepted Christ and was baptized while still young at his family’s church Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Reverend M. I. Lewis. He was blessed to have a large loving family circle that loved and nurtured him too. He was a product of the Dickinson Independent School District. It was during this time that he would make lifelong friends. He loved football and played during his formative years and his high school years. He was a proud Gator and a graduate of Dickinson High School Class of 1974. He was a 1976 graduate of College of the Mainland. Gerald was also known as “G. G.” by his family and friends. Having a strong work ethic, in 1977, he started a new chapter in his life as he begins his professional career as the first African American engineer with Houston Lighting and Power (HL&P). He retired after decades of industrious service. Gerald, like his Uncle Les, was a race car enthusiast. He enjoyed working on cars and his true passion was building racing cars. He was a member of the Goffney-Jenkins Racing Club He was a member of the NHRC. Gerald married his beautiful soulmate of nine years, Sarah Swington, on June 20, 2014. Their life together was full of excitement and fun times. They were blessed to blend a family of wonderful children. They enjoyed the time God allotted for them to be husband and wife. Gerald was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. He had a larger-than-life personality and loved to live life to the absolute fullest. He enjoyed making ever-lasting memories with his family and friends. He was a loyal Pittsburg Steeler fan. Gerald Dale Goffney transitioned from his earthly life to receive his eternal life’s reward on October 23, 2023. He is preceded in death by his father, George Goffney, Sr., paternal grandparents, John and Nancy Goffney, his maternal grandparents, Felix and Savanna Jenkins, aunts, uncles, and cousins. His loving memory will live on in the hearts of his beloved family, his loving wife, Sarah Goffney; devoted mother, Irene Goffney; his children, Sheronda and Britanny Goffney, bonus children, Caitlyn Gray and Karveh Johnson, Eugene Buck, and Gelisha Swington; his brothers, George (Carla) Goffney, Jr., and Edward (Phadera) Goffney; his children through marriage, his grandchildren, Faith Goffney and Zallie Johnson; uncles and aunts, Morris (Dr. Annette) Jenkins, Jean Jenkins, and Roberta Jenkins; best friend Andrew Johnson; a host of cousins, in-laws, neighbors and friends.
“BECAUSE YOU HAVE LIVED, YOUR MEMORY WILL LIVE ON”