James Goerger Jr.

Published 11:22 am Friday, January 13, 2023

James (Jim) N. Goerger, Jr., 79, passed away on January 10, 2023. He was born to James and Margaret Goerger on February 8, 1943 in Farmville, VA. His wife, Carol; parents, and brother, Tom predeceased him.

Some of his childhood years were spent living on a farm, although he enjoyed repairing engines and automobiles in his youth.  He later studied at the University of Delaware and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1965.

He married Carol in June 1968 and they moved to Smithfield, VA. They both attended Trinity U.M.C. for 50-plus years.  He served in many capacities at Trinity, and led a bible study, most every Sunday. He worked at the Newport News Shipyard for several years and eventually went to work at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard – where he retired in the early 2000s.

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Jim is survived by his son, Nick (Anita); daughter, Michelle; brother, Robert (Sue); brother, Richard (Debbie) and three grandchildren: Zachary, Josh, and Seth.

Services will be held at Trinity U.M.C., Smithfield, VA on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Christian Outreach Program (COP), 402 Grace Street, Smithfield, VA 23430 or Trinity U.M.C. Smithfield, VA.

R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Downtown Suffolk Chapel is serving the family.  Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com