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Official Obituary of

Junior "Jake" Goldston

April 7, 1941 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Junior "Jake" Goldston Obituary

In the words of Dr Martin Luther King, “Free at Last, Free at Last, Thank God Almighty, I’m Free at Last.”

Junior “Jake” Thomas Goldston was born, April 7, 1941, to Hallie James and Ettie Walden Goldston. On Monday, October 2, 2023, he passed from this earthly life into the arms of Jesus.

Jake graduated from Randolph High School in Liberty, NC. Jake was a great student making 2 grades in one year. He had a gift in Mathematics, he also attended Randolph Community College.

He was a supervisor with Energizer Battery Company in Asheboro for over 40 years.  He was an entrepreneur owning a lawn care service. He had a large clientele in Asheboro. He took great pride in keeping the lawns well-manicured. He definitely had to take care of the daycare center every Saturday no matter what.

Jake was an avid bowler.

Jake grew up in Stout’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He later joined Greater St John Baptist Church, where he served as Chairman of the Trustee Board, He loved operating the sound system.

He loved his family and friends. He and Hazel rarely missed going to the county home place to visit family every Sunday. The gatherings with laughter, love, homemade ice cream and life stories was food to our souls.

Jake was very serious about his relationship with God. He loved learning the word. One of his favorite shows was “Ask the Pastor”. One of his loved ones shared, “he was a forgiving man.”, because he said, “he wanted to see Jesus in Peace.”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Coble Goldston, a son, Anthony Goldston, a great granddaughter, London Marie Goldston, a daughter-in-law, Joanne Goldston.

Jake leaves special memories to one son, Jeffrey Goldston, Whitsett; two sisters, Annie Phillips, Asheboro and Tan Jenkins, Greensboro; two grandsons, Justin Goldston, Maryland, and Jaron Goldston (Devon), Winston-Salem; one great granddaughter, Syndey Goldston, Maryland; one daughter-in-law, Ann Goldston, Asheboro; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Services

Walk Through Public Viewing
Thursday
October 5, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Kimes Funeral Service
102 S Kirkman Street
Liberty, NC 27298

Visitation with Family present
Friday
October 6, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Greater St John Baptist Church
819 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Asheboro, NC 27203

Funeral Service
Friday
October 6, 2023

1:00 PM
Greater St John Baptist Church
819 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Asheboro, NC 27203

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