Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Rev. Otis James Goins

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.


  • Danny Hopkins Posted November 20, 2017 1:49 pm

    He was like my second Father, I will truly miss him.

  • Kim, Beverly and Kaitlin Posted November 20, 2017 2:27 pm

    We will miss you, Uncle Otis.

  • Diane Hartsell Posted November 20, 2017 2:29 pm

    Pastor Goins was a very dear friend. He was there for our family during many happy and difficult times in our life. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. Our loss is heavens gain. Sincerely, the Hartsell family.

  • Rev. Jeff Chapman Posted November 20, 2017 2:29 pm

    What a great legacy of service this brother has left behind as an example to the Sons of God. Thank you Bro. Otis for your dedication to the Kingdom of God.

  • Pastor Darrell Posted November 20, 2017 2:34 pm

    A true pastor friend and I will miss him. God bless his sweet wife and family.

  • Bobby & Anita helms Posted November 20, 2017 2:41 pm

    My thoughts & prayers goes out to his family. He was a good man & a very dear friend to my husband who thought the world of him.

  • Gary & Ann Thompson Posted November 20, 2017 3:38 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers for the family. Mr. Goins was a Godly man and liked by all. May God put His arms around this family and give them peace and comfort at this time.

  • Rev. Mark Little Posted November 20, 2017 3:48 pm

    Will miss you my brother in Christ. Appreciate everything you have done for others in Jesus’s. Name. Will be praying for your dear family upon your departure. Till we meet again. Well done my good and faithful servant I am sure are words you have heard.

  • Greg and Joy Loflin Posted November 20, 2017 4:07 pm

    Pastor Otis Goins was a true Servant of God. He was always smiling and always shook hands with everyone. If there was a need that he knew about or heard of he always found a way to meet it and truly served the Lord through everything he did. He was one of my dad’s most dearest friends and he will be greatly missed.

  • Greg & Debbie Gwynn Posted November 20, 2017 4:15 pm

    Prayers to the family of the most Godly man we were blessed with the privilege to have known and loved. This earthly loss is truly heaven’s gain, “My Friend”.

  • Bronda Green Posted November 20, 2017 4:53 pm

    Preacher Otis will be greatly missed our whole family loved him dearly

  • David Goldstein Posted November 20, 2017 5:22 pm

    A true friend of Stanly County Habitat for Humanity . He will be greatly missed.

  • Jerry and Cheryl Boone Posted November 20, 2017 5:44 pm

    May God put His loving arms around his family! Love this precious soul! He was such a family friend of mama’s family.He will be missed by all!

  • Wayne Blalock Posted November 20, 2017 6:05 pm

    Fine man in church and on the street, worked around him and with him out in the community years ago. I could talk to Brother Goins as easy as talking with my Daddy. My prayers and sympathies to Miss Florence ,Brenda and Dennis and family. See you after while Brother.

  • Clifton and Sue Hurley Posted November 20, 2017 7:17 pm

    Brother Otis you will truly be missed! Always willing to be a brother to everyone you came in contact with. You truly served the Lord with gladness. Enjoy your heavenly home!

  • Brian Allen Posted November 20, 2017 7:44 pm

    This man had a heart of gold! He was the Pastor to my late Green Allen. Many visits with him. They would come to Christmas over the years. I great man for sure.

  • Joan Poplin Roberts Posted November 20, 2017 8:07 pm

    Pastor Goins was a fine man of God and was truly loved by our family. Our sympathy to his family. May God comfort you until you see him again.

  • Pastor Bobby L Leonard Posted November 20, 2017 10:09 pm

    I loved Bro Otis. Ate with many times both physical and spiritual food. In Cheraw, White Plains, Monroe, Taylorsbille and Mt Airy. Thank God for a long, faithful life that God gave him.

  • Jimmy Hubbard Posted November 21, 2017 10:33 am

    Dennis, I’m sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are for you.

  • Mike and Kathy VanVleet Posted November 21, 2017 1:33 pm

    He was a real blessing to us and I know to many others. He will be missed. We loved him so very much.

  • Cemita Gibbs Posted November 21, 2017 3:26 pm

    Pastor Otis will be missed greatly!! He was such a generous and Godly man. I feel blessed for the opportunity to work with Pastor Otis thru Stanly County Habitat for Humanity. His love for the community was infectious.

  • Jerry E Swink Posted November 21, 2017 5:55 pm

    Preacher Goins was a TRUE friend to me. He helped and supported me through one of the hardest parts of my life. I will never forget his smile and the way he called us his friends. Florence, I have thought of both of you often. I KNOW we will meet again.

  • Pastor Neal Walker Posted November 22, 2017 8:25 am

    Truly a great man has left us. He was one of the most genuine, true, Christian gentlemen that I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Thank God for the hope we have of knowing where he is.

  • Jean Russell Posted November 22, 2017 11:11 am

    Preacher Otis was an awesome man, he was there in a time of need for my mom & family, God has surly gained a great man, May the Lord wrap his arms around ur family in this time of need! Prayers for u all

  • Maria Lockhart Posted November 22, 2017 6:26 pm

    Otis Goins will be missed greatly. He was such a generous and kind man. There was not one person that he wouldn’t help any way he could.

  • Terrance Earnhardt Posted November 22, 2017 9:32 pm

    I am very sorry for the family’s loss he was truly a great man . and will be greatly missed

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