Rev. Otis James Goins, 83, of Albemarle passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. His funeral will be 3 PM, Wednesday November 22, 2017 at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Laws, Rev. Grady Blakely, Rev. Larry Beaver and Rev. Brandon King officiating. Burial will follow in Palmerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care from 6 until 8 PM.
Born May 2, 1934 in Richmond County, NC he was the son of the late William Elmer Goins and Rosa Lee Culler Goins. He was the pastor and a member of First Baptist Church of New London. During his career he pastored churches in NC and SC including Palmair Baptist, West End, NC, Colonial Heights, Aberdeen, Community Baptist, Candor, Immanuel Baptist, Albemarle, Oxford Memorial Baptist, Taylorsville, First Baptist Church, Norwood, Sardis Baptist, Latta, SC. Rev. Goins dedicated his life to serving God’s children and helping everyone in need. He was an advisor to the NC Baptist Aging Ministry, the Coalition for Christ, and the Salvation Army and was active with the SC Habitat for Humanity.
Survivors include his wife Florence Elizabeth King Goins, son Dennis Goins and wife Paulette of Taylorsville, daughter Brenda Petrea of Albemarle, brother Robert Goins (Anita) of Ellerbe, sister Hester Dillon of Ellerbe, granddaughter Stephanie Lowder and husband Chad of Albemarle and great grandchildren Logan and Gideon. He was preceded in death by a brother Vergil Goins (Myrtle) and sisters Bessie Kiger (David) and Ruby Carpenter (Bradie) and a son-in-law Larry Petrea.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Rev. Otis Goins NCBAM Endowment, PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360.