Phillip Paul “Phil” Goff, of Rowlesburg, age 71, passed away on January 19, 2021 at the VA Hospital, HJ Heinz Campus, Pittsburgh, PA.
He was born in Rowlesburg, on November 28, 1949, the son of Loran and Maxine (Goff) Darlington.
He served his country honorably and nobly during the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals including National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam-Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and was award Bronze Star. After serving his country, Phil returned to the states where he worked as a brakeman for the B&O Railroad, Town Police Officer for Rowlesburg, he was the owner/operator of Cheat Aqua gas station and convenience store and in his later years was self-employed as a blaster, welder and lodge pole furniture maker. Phil enjoyed traveling, riding his Harley, fishing, building furniture and spending time with his family.
Phil is survived by his son, Chaz Harvey (Crystal) of Sarasota, FL; and siblings, Pamela Whetsell (Richard) of Tunnelton; Barbara Stinson (Gordon) of Fayetteville, NC; Brenda Howard (Monte) of Kingwood; Jim Darlington (Barb) of Rowlesburg; Neil Darlington (PL) of Rowlesburg; Dale Darlington of Kingwood; Betty Grimm (Joe) of Rowlesburg; Charlie Darlington (Wendy Walsh) of Rowlesburg; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, who loved him dearly.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Danny Darlington and Terry Wotring and sister, Patricia Darlington.
Private graveside service will be held at West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton, WV.
A Celebration of Life will be held on July 3, 2021, more details will be provided by the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cannon Hill VFW Post 3008 in Rowlesburg.
Burke Funeral Home in Rowlesburg is honored to serve the Goff family.
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