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Pool Player Named Lewis Goff Jr. aka "Lefty Goff" from Dothan, AL

Pool Player Named Lewis Goff Jr. aka "Lefty Goff" from Dothan, AL

I would like to know if you have any information on pool player named Lewis Goff Jr. or also known by his nickname, "Lefty Goff".

I know he has played against Minnesota Fats in his lifetime.

He lives in Dothan, Alabama, and is a cousin of mine.

Please respond if you have any info on him.

Pool Player Named Lewis Goff Jr. aka "Lefty Goff" from Dothan, AL

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  1. Janice Abercrombie Holtmuttley76 on 8/30/2019 3:15:54 PM

    My name is Matt Bulfin and I knew him as "Junior" - as he has been known for 20+ years in Alabama.

    He was still playing a little bit (mostly snooker that I witnessed) 10-15 years ago. I used to spend a lot of time in Dothan Alabama, but haven’t in several years.

    The last I know for sure he was playing a lot of gin rummy at the country club. I heard a rumor he passed about a year ago but haven’t been able to verify.

    Try the forums at azbilliards.com, there are multiple threads on him there.

  2. Janice Abercrombie Holtbilliardsforum on 9/4/2019 6:16:28 AM

    Lewis Alexander Goff, Jr (A.K.A. Lefty, J.R., Junior) passed on April 7, 2018, at age 92. He is buried at the Memphis Baptist Church Cemetery in Dothan.

    Here's his obituary:

    Mr. Lewis Alexander Goff, Jr., age 92, a resident of Dothan, died Saturday April 7, 2018 at the Signature Health Care in Graceville, Florida after an extended illness.

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Memphis Baptist Church with Reverend Jim Tate and Reverend Rick Glenn officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Memphis Church Cemetery with Kendall Glover directing.

    The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior to service on Wednesday at Memphis Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Memphis Baptist Church, 4595 Eddins Road, Dothan, AL. 36301

    Mr. Lewis A. Goff, or Junior as he was called, was born in Chancellor, Alabama on October 2, 1925 the son of Lewis Alexander Goff, Sr. and Nora Howell Goff and attended school in Coffee Springs. He later married his wife Alene. Mr. Goff enjoyed traveling and playing billiards in his leisure time. Mr. Goff served under General Patton in the United States Army’s 3rd Army Division from 1944 through 1946 in combat operations during WWII. In just two short years Mr. Goff earned the U.S. Army’s good conduct Medal, U.S. Army’s Occupational Meda, The U.S. Army’s WWII Victory Medal, and the U.S. Army’s Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster. These accolades speak to the heart of a true American hero. When asked, and as humble you would expect a hero to be, Mr. Goff just said, “I was the smallest, but I made it, and I hung with the big boys.” After the Victory in WWII Mr. Goff went on to play professional billiards where he was known as “Lefty”, and was at one time ranked number two in the world. Mr. Goff said of all the things he has done in his life, he is most proud of his service to his country, his mother Nora Lee, being saved and becoming a Christian. Mr. Goff was a member of Memphis Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alene Goff; and several siblings.

    He is survived by several special family members and friends.

    Asked to serve as pallbearers will be: Pat McNeill, Darren Henry, Mike Goodson, Warren Abraham, Doug Hawkins and John Wohlwend.

    All of the pool tables in Heaven are level...
    Rest in Heavenly Peace, my very dear friend Junior...

    Source: findagrave.com/memorial/188960724/lewis-alexander-goff

  3. Janice Abercrombie HoltNone Is Perfect Billiards on 9/12/2019 8:23:27 AM

    I was in Dothan, AL earlier this year pitching a new billiard game.

    This area could be a good starting place for the game by doing events there in honor of Lewis Goff aka Lefty.


  4. Janice Abercrombie Holtuser1611818665 on 1/27/2021 11:24:26 PM

    I remember him when I was 16 back in Dothan and I first started playing pool seriously.

    He regularly played at a location known at Herman and Anne's. I was informed he was a prior 9 ball champion and found him often playing snooker. This was around 2002-2004

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Pool Player Named Lewis Goff Jr. aka "Lefty Goff" from Dothan, AL

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