Dennis Ray Goings, 62, of Mills River, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Pardee Hospital following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County, and was a son of Sylvia and the late Leonard Goings. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Goings.
He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Dennis loved to spend his time fishing and riding his motorcycle. He enjoyed working with his hands and was very good at it. He has been an avid train collector for many years. Dennis cherished the time he was able to spend with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joan Goings; son, Jason Goings of Mills River; daughter, Michelle Worley of Mills River; grandchildren, Caleb and Shelley Worley, J.D. and Ashley Goings; mother; Sylvia Goings; brothers, Johnny and James Goings; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, November 21, 2014 at New Salem Baptist Church in Skyland with Pastor Roger Kuykendall and Pastor Dennis Lanning officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 in the church prior to the service. Burial will follow in New Salem Cemetery.