David Goforth, a man who was well-known and much-loved throughout our city, died Dec. 5 of lung cancer.

Goforth holds a special place in the hearts of Lake Highlands residents. His family many years ago donated the land that is now home to Lake Highlands High School.

Goforth Road, which intersects White Rock Trail and Flag Pole Hill, is named for the influential and altruistic family.

On the Morning News guest book, David is remembered as a “wonderful neighbor to Lake Highlands High School”, always ready to help, ever attending track meets and baseball games and someone who was “a pleasure to talk and listen to.”

David, who was 89, leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Bettye White Goforth, three children and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

During his life he also served in the military, became a Baptist deacon, presided over the White Rock Rotary Club and played baseball, and he loved square dancing and making people laugh.