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Life can be lonely when you are on the open road. A million plus more miles traveled, he was a truck driver you know. You have logged your last journey and your family you will see, but not your earthly family, this time it was not meant to be. We will miss you terribly, but one thing we all know, you are with Jesus, on a different kind of road.


RW Goins, age 74 passed away at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC on Tuesday, May 16th 2017 after a five year battle with bladder cancer.

Born on March 21st, 1943, he was the second born child of Walter Robert and Myrtle Padgett Goins.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer, and as long as he was able, he loved antiquing with his wife. He loved the beach, traveling and riding his dog Buzz around the community.

RW worked for 17 years at JP Stevens United Elastic Plant before leaving to farm and pursue a career later as a truck driver. He retired from Roadway Express in Kernersville after 23 years as a driver. During his career there, he logged nearly 2 million miles accident free.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Myrtle Goins, mother and father in law Bernie and Virginia Love, son in law Kadren Robertson, brother in laws, Delmar Inman and Reverend Keith Love and life long best friend Gary Gray.

RW is survived by a loving wife of 53 years, Alice Love Goins, daughters Valencia Robertson Bullins (Jeff) of Walnut Cove and Teresa Allison Goins (Jo Combs) of Winston Salem. He is also survived by grandsons Cody Kadren Robertson (Amanda) of Pinnacle, Spence Taylor Robertson of Hickory, Great Grandson Noah Kadren Robertson of Pinnacle, Sister Patsy Chilton (Bernie) of Mount Airy, Sister Sindy Fain of Stuart, Virginia, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. His loving and faithful companions Buzz and Alli will miss him greatly.

An 11:00 a.m. funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 20th 2017 at Collinstown Presbyterian Church in Westfield, NC where he was a member. Pastors Shaun Draughn, Barry Clement and Ricky Rogers will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm Friday, May 19th 2017 at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart, Virginia. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, Collinstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o David Williams, 1279 Gray Circle Road, Westfield, NC 27053 or the Stokes County Humane Society.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care in Dobson, Dr. David Cook, nurse Whitney Norman and staff at Carolina Urological in Winston Salem, Dr. Timothy Collins, PA Taylor Norman and staff at Derrick L Davis Regional Cancer Center in Winston Salem, doctors and staff at Duke Medical Center in Durham NC.