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Monday, April 15, 2024 at 8:47 AM

Obituary - Bill Goings

March 18, 1935 - March 14, 2024
Obituary - Bill Goings
Bill Goings

Bill was born March 18, 1935, in Helena, Arkansas to Felix and Katie Lou Goings. When he was 14 years old the family moved to Pacoima, California where he attended San Fernando HIgh School and met his future wife, Shari Aytes. At San Fernando High School, Bill was a standout athlete competing in football and baseball. His senior year he played for the Los Angeles City Championship in the Los Angeles Coliseum which was one of his proudest moments. 

After graduating from high school, he joined the Air Force where he continued to play football while stationed in England. In 1956, Bill and Shari were married and eventually settled in Reno until he finished his Air Force career. In 1966, Bill and Shari settled in Fallon with their three children. Bill became one of the Greenwave’s biggest fans following the football, wrestling, and basketball teams all over the state to cheer them on. Bill had many hobbies and was good at most anything he set his mind to including golf, team roping, trap shooting, and slow-pitch softball with the Deal & Miller team. 

Bill started Oasis Heating and Air Conditioning in 1978 and passed it down to his sons upon retirement. After he retired he loved to fish with a long-time friend of 70 years, Earl Dunn. 

Bill is survived by Shari, his wife of 67 years, sons Jeff (Karen), Robb (Stephanie), and daughter Shelley (Jeff), grandsons Chad, Alex, Sam, Matt, and Jay and granddaughters Whitney, Kaitlin, Lauren, Shelby, and 5 great-grandchildren. 

The family would like to thank Vidal De La Cruz for his companionship for the last four years, Summer Shuey for taking care of “business” for the last 25 years, and the Banner Hospital staff for their care and kindness. 

Per Bill’s request, there will be a private family service only.


THughes 04/05/2024 06:35 PM
So sad to hear. Prayers to the Goings family.

Mark Shy 03/22/2024 08:34 AM
Rest in peace Ole friend

Comment author: Claude EzzellComment text: Paul was one of the most manifest men I have ever met. He was a good friends with my Dad and always had an entertaining story for the occasion. One of my most favorite stories Paul told dated back to the late 60s or early 70s and it revolved around him killing a deer way out in the mountains. Naturally the deer ran down into a deep canyon and died. Knowing that it would take him forever to haul it out he devised an awesome plan. After preparing the deer he drove back to NAS Fallon and rustled up a SAR crew and they flew out and picked up the deer. Of course it was labeled as a training flight but what the hell in those days you could do that sort of thing. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again!!Comment publication date: 4/11/24, 1:15 PMComment source: Obituary - LCDR Paul N PflimlinComment author: THughesComment text: So sad to hear. Prayers to the Goings family.Comment publication date: 4/5/24, 6:35 PMComment source: Obituary - Bill GoingsComment author: April SmithComment text: I love this beautiful woman and her family so much. Such a pure soul and I had a great pleasure taking care of her while she was at the homestead and being by her side for her last daysComment publication date: 4/2/24, 8:50 PMComment source: Obituary - Frances Elaine (Sanford) Atkinson V Comment author: Veronica BrandenburgComment text: Dee was the nicest lady! I remember her fondly from the days of my youth at Northside Elementary, many years ago. She and Mrs. Rowe were my favorite office ladies! I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with her family.Comment publication date: 4/1/24, 3:26 PMComment source: Obituary - Mary Delda “Dee Hewitt