Leroy Gale “Buddy” Goins Sr. departed this life Friday, October 15, 2021 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

He was born January 11, 1937 to the union of Ralph and Bessie Tucker Goins in Tazewell. Leroy retired from Berkline Corporation after 30-plus years, where he worked as a machine operator and then promoted to a supervisor. Leroy also served in the United States Arms and was a retired veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and baby son, Preston Eugene Goins.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 60 years, Katherine “Kat” Goins; daughter, Debra “Cookie” Wilker; son, Leroy Gale Goins Jr. (Steven Wells); and daughter, Teresa “Tesa” Ewing, all of Morristown; sister, Pauline “Polly” (Lacy) Tate, of Morristown; niece, Paula (Sandy) Tate-Morman of Las Vegas, Nevada; seven grandchildren with whom he had a special bond with each; 21 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; special grandson, Ivan Acosta; special friend; Yvone Simpson; along with a host of cousins.

The family will receive friends 1 – 2 p.m., Thursday, October 21 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Interment immediately follow at Hamblen Memory Gardens.

The family requests masks be worn at all time during the service.

Arrangements by:

Dockery-Senter Funeral Home

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