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Don Goin September 23, 1942 - March 31, 2020

Don Goin, age 77 of Bruner, Missouri took his flight to Heaven, early Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020. He was born September 23, 1942 in Oldfield, Missouri the son of Olen and Fay Goin.

During his childhood, Don lived in Washington state and later moved to Ava, Missouri as a teenager. In 1966, Don was united in marriage to Carol Thompson and together they shared 53 years of marriage. They planted their roots in Bruner where they raised two daughters, Ambrea and Tina.

Don worked hard supporting his family doing masonry and construction work. He also took great pride in raising Angus cattle, working his farmland and caring for his family. As a small child it was evident that Don was also blessed as a talented artist. His passion and creativity grew throughout his life and later became his full time profession. From paintings to bronze sculptures, Don sold his pieces all over the United States. He won many awards for his beautiful pieces and was never happier than when he was working in his foundry.

Don is survived by his loving wife Carol (Thompson) Goin; two caring daughters Ambrea Payne and husband Kevin of Sparta, Missouri and Tina Bentch of Battlefield, Missouri. Don truly loved and was involved in the lives of his three grandsons, Taylor Payne and wife Kelsey, Austin Payne and Easton Bentch. He also held great joy for his great-grandson Beckett Payne. Don will be sadly missed but he will live on in the hearts of his family and many friends.

Celebration of Life services will be announced for Don at a later date, and will be held in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com



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    Janet Turner Halbrook says

    Goin Family,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this time. Take care. Big hugs & prayers to you all!

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      Tina says

      Thank you Janet. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. It’s comforting for all of us to know we have wonderful people thinking of us and surrounding us in prayers. ❤️

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    Lionel Daugherty says

    May God comfort you and your family during this time of sorrow. Don was a kind gentle person and easy to like. I am sorry for your loss. May God Bless you with strength and peace.
    Lionel Daugherty

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      Tina says

      Thank you Lionel.

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    Ginny Dubach says

    We are so sorry to hear of Don’s death.

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    Paula and Mike Hyde says

    So sorry to hear about your dads passing it’s hard no matter how old you are he is still your dad he will be miss hope you can find comfort that he’s in a better place and at peace know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your

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      Ambrea Payne says

      Thank you so much Mike and Paula. It’s so true that it hurts no matter how old you are. I’m thankful for every day we had with him. I’m also looking forward to eternity with him! ❤

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    Sandy Wilson-Reese says

    So sorry to hear this. Peace for all his family. Sandy Wilson -Reese (one of the Mound School Kids)

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    Judy Seaton Dollarhite says

    Ambrea, Tina, Carol, Loretta, and family,
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. These are different times to hold services and mourn our loved ones for sure. Thinking of you all!

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      Ambrea Payne says

      Thank you so much for your kind word Judy, our family really appreciates it.

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    Judy Todd says

    So sorry Carol praying for your family at this time of sorrow

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    Jann Sparks says

    Carol and Family
    Wonderful memories are in my thoughts of an almost unbelievable human who is talented, hard working and generous. However, Don was always a True Human Being (highest Naive American praise for a person). May you be comforted by light and love.

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    David E. Pitts says

    Don was a high school classmate whom I highly respected for his quiet, confident demeanor. I, too, have admired his brilliant art work through the years. Don was a good man.

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    Linda Galligher says

    Carol, so sorry for your loss. Don was such a good man.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    With our sincere sympathy
    Allan and Linda

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    Eddie Goins says

    Don was a good man. He was a very talented artist and sculptor. I loved his drawings and paintings. I’ve had “The Guardian” hanging in my den for many years. As cousins, I’ve enjoyed sharing our family history with each other. I only regret that we did not do it more often. He will be missed.

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    Gene & Mary Beth Phillips says

    Carol,we are sorry to hear about your loss, are prays are with you and your family at this time.

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    Denise Robinett says

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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    Cindi Darling says

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss and so late. Please accept my heartfelt, late condolences. He was a very talented man and will be missed.

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    Karen L DeLisle says

    I am very shocked and saddened by learning this news. I have always loved and admired Don & Carol. We Lost touch for many years, since i had moved away but when i moved back to this area, I ran into him at the store, and took for granted that I
    would again. A lesson learned. Never take life for granted. My heart goes out to you Carol and your family. Another angel made it to heaven

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    Karen L DeLisle says

    I am very shocked and saddened at the news. I have always loved and admired Don & Carol. I lost touch with them for many years since I had moved away, but they remained in my heart regardless. My heart is with you Carol and your family at this very difficult time. Another angel made it to heaven. He will always be missed