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Claudis Jr. Goshen

November 28, 1956 — February 22, 2024

Curtis, Arkansas

Claudis Jr. Goshen made his grand entrance into this world on Wednesday, November 28, 1956. He was born to the union of Clarence C., and Anna Mae Torence Goshen in Camden, Arkansas.


He accepted Christ at a tender age and was baptized as a member of New St. Mary Baptist Church. He was an energetic boy who grew up to be a hardworking young man. Claudis was a graduate of Harmony Grove High School. He was outgoing and charismatic. He loved watching basketball, football, and boxing.


He met the love of his life at a youthful age, Jacqueline “Jackie” McClure. They united in holy matrimony and to this union, three beautiful girls were born. “Jackie” combined her two favorite hobbies to build and keep a lovely home for her family. Together, they enjoyed fishing and listening to the blues. Claudis worked for ACME Brick as a machine operator in Malvern, Arkansas. He made friends easily and connected with others well.


Claudis was a true outdoorsman. He took pleasure in riding back roads and hunting. He was known for his bold humor, his infectious laughter, and his happy-go-lucky nature. On Thursday, February 22, 2024, Claudis went home to be with the Lord. His solemn goodbye is a constant reminder that life is uncertain, and death is sure. His presence will be deeply missed, but his memory will last a lifetime.


He was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Jaqueline McClure-Goshen; mother, Anna Mae Goshen; father and mother-in-law, Leo, Jr. & Mattie L. McClure; his sisters, Kathy Goshen, Corene Kimble; sister-in-law, Lennetta McClure; and brother-in-law, Tim Means, Sr.


Those who remain to reflect on his life are his children, Casey Goshen of Seattle, WA; Roncollen Yarbough of Kansas City, MO; Tameka Berry of Malvern, AR; Kaylona (Justin Owens) Goshen, Kayla Goshen, and Kyla Goshen all of Arkadelphia, AR; stepson, Emmanuel L. McClure of Fayetteville, AR; 13 grandchildren; his father, Clarence C. Goshen of Camden, AR; 3 sisters, Carolyn Williams of Sparkman, AR; Hiawatha (Charles) Davis of Camden, AR; Bernestine Johnson of Little Rock, AR; 3 brothers, Curtis (Kenyatta) Goshen of Chesapeake, VA; Darnell Goshen of Wynne, AR; Calvin Goshen of West Memphis, AR; 3 sisters-in-law, Mattie (Jimmy) Logan of Hot Springs, AR; Janie Owens of Orlando, FL; Pam Means of Curtis, AR; 2 brothers-in-law, Leotis (Pam) McClure, Kenny McClure both of Curtis, AR; 2 aunts, Hazel McIntyre of Camden, AR; Elenor (Henry) Thomas of Wasco, CA; 2 uncles, Rodell Goshen, Artell Goshen both of Camden, AR; and bestfriend, Tommy Mitchell. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Submitted by the Goshen family.


Public visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the funeral home. A celebration of his life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Mt. Friendship Baptist Church in Curtis, Arkansas, with Rev. Roy Smith, officiant, and Pastor C. A. Coleman, eulogist. The interment will be at New St. Mary Cemetery in Camden, Arkansas. A repast will be held at New St. Mary Baptist Church, 1776 AR-7, Camden, AR 71701.


Curtis Goshen, Darnell Goshen, Calvin Goshen, Kenny McClure, Leotis McClure, and Roncollen Yarbough will serve as active pallbearers. Honorable to mention are Tommy Michell, Emmanuel McClure, Justin Owens, TJ Means, Tamal Stevens, and Juan Horton.

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Service Schedule

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Public Visitation

Friday, March 1, 2024

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mt. Friendship Baptist Church

70 Mt Friendship Rd, Gurdon, AR 71743

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

New St. Mary Baptist Church

1776 AR-7, Camden, AR 71701

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