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Elbert Leroy Goble

October 20, 1934 — February 11, 2023

Elbert Leroy Goble, age 88, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Gordon’s Hospice in Iredell County. He was born to the late Oscar Goble and Dolly Warren Goble on Saturday, October 20, 1934, in Alexander County. Mr. Goble proudly served in the United States Army from November 8, 1957 to October 7, 1959. He received the good conduct medal. He was a machine gunner and marksman and received the rank of Specialist E4. During his working career, Mr. Goble worked at Broyhill for 25 years, Alexvale and Taylor King each for over ten years. Mr. Goble served as pastor at Dover Baptist Church for ten years, interim pastor at Bethel Baptist Church and Oxford Memorial Baptist Church. He was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Elbert enjoyed watching Duke basketball and NASCAR, but most of all watching his grandson play ball. He also enjoyed watching westerns and woodworking. Elbert loved reading his Bible. He cherished his wife and family, and spending time with them.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jayne Goble, brothers Kelly Goble (Rachel), Robert Goble (Thelma), sisters, Ruby Mitchell, Pauline Childers (Hub), Maxine Echerd (Bill), Arcola Johnson (Eugene), two infant siblings, and several nieces and nephews.

Those left to cherish the memories of Elbert include his son, James Goble (Amanda), daughter, Suzanne Goble, granddaughter, Courtney Pendergrass (Mike), grandson, Brett Goble, sister-in-law, Constance Bryant, brothers-in-law, David Elder (Cindy), Richard Elder (Joy), and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at White Plains Baptist Church from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The funeral service will be Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at White Plains Baptist Church at 3:00 pm. Burial will be in Elder Family Cemetery. Rev. Tony Daniels and Rev. Jared Moody will officiate. Family, friends, and neighbors will serve as pallbearers. Men of White Plains Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, Gideons International, 321 W Main Ave, Taylorsville, NC 28681, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, or St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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