William “Keith” Goff, Jr. 46, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday evening, March 23, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis surrounded by his wife and family. He was born March 27, 1975 in Maryland, a son of the late William Keith Goff, Sr. and Kristi (Keutimeier) Cleveland.
Keith was born with a congenital heart disease but never let that slow him down. He graduated in 1995 from Perry Meridian High School and attended Ivy Tech, receiving a degree in Hospitality/Cooking. He worked at the Hyatt and was currently volunteering at Tis’ the Season Flowers & Gifts. Keith was a member of Sulphur Springs Christian Church where he helped on the tech team and vacation Bible school. He was a member of the Sulphur Springs Lions Club. He was also a member of Knights of Pythias Crescens Lodge #33 of New Castle and dual member of Baden Powell Lodge #1907 of England where he was currently the District Deputy #4 Grand Chancellor of the Grand Lodge and past Grand Chancellor of the State of Indiana in 2018. He was also a member of the Dokey’s where he was the Royal Prince. Among his hobbies were playing miniature golf, bowling, NASCAR, and was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan, camping, fishing and grilling. He loved racing in general. He was passionately known as Bernard the Elf. Keith loved his wife and he let everyone know it.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Jodi (Adams) Goff; mother, Kristi (Larry) Cleveland of Indianapolis, step mother, Connie Goff of Indianapolis; sister, Laura (John) Smedley of Kentucky; aunts & uncles, Cheri (Brock) Longerbone of Indianapolis, Carolyn Frey of Indianapolis, Ann Robinson and Jesse Adams of New Castle; father in law, Denny Adams, sister in law, Jessica (Kyle) Larson; brother in law, Chris (Michele) Adams; niece & nephew, Paige & Parker; special friends, Rick & Maria Williams, Mike & Sharon Scott, Denny Fry, Doug & Charlotte Fauser, Richie Cash, Delmar Clontz, Wendell Rogers, many lodge brothers, and several cousins and many friends.
Keith was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, great grandparents and mother in law, Maridene Adams.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor CJ Buskirk officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with a Knights of Pythias service at 7:30 p.m. The family requests that guests dress casually. Memorial contributions may be given to Knights of Pythias, 1204 Broad Street, New Castle, IN 47362, Sulphur Springs Christian Church, Building Fund or MPM Ministry, 3368 W. State Road 36, Middletown, IN 47356. You may express condolences or share a memory of Keith at www.hinsey-brown.com.