Dennis Owen "Bo" Goins

  • Born: October 26, 1946
  • Died: November 25, 2019
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dennis Owen "Bo" Goins, age 73, of Battle Creek unexpectedly went to be with his Lord on Monday evening, November 25, 2019. He was born in Dayton, Tennessee on October 26, 1946 the son of Cornelius "Dade" and Ada (Tilley) Goins.

Bo married the "Love of His Life", Carol L. Hammock on July 31, 1965; she survives. He is also survived by his children, David Lee (Jamie) Goins and Melissa Lynne (Bob Ratliff) Stuart, both of Battle Creek; his grandchildren, Bo David (Cassie) Goins, Brooklyn (Ryley) Everett, both of Battle Creek and Bricelyn (Joel) Szarejko of Georgia; his great-grandchildren, Megan, Harper, Maize, Abel, Kennedy, and Mason; his sister, Gerri Calkins; and several beloved nieces & nephews. Bo was sadly preceded in death by his granddaughter, Sasha Stuart in 2004; his parents; and brothers & sisters, Ronald Goins, John Duane Goins, Donna Goins, and Virginia Farley.

Bo enjoyed all sports, and was an avid Detroit sports and University of Michigan fan. He also enjoyed, fishing, bowling, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bo loved the Lord & was "Saved" in 1987 and actively attended Overflow Church, Battle Creek.

The family will receive friends 1:00 to 3:00 & 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where services to celebrate Bo's life will be held 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019. Memorials directed to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Bo may be placed at


Condolence & Memory Journal


Carol and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Melanie Morris Douglas - Clearwater, FL   November 29, 2019

Jamie, so sorry for your loss. He was a very sweet man. Hugs to all. May God stay with you and your family at this time. Hugs to all!!

Posted by Chuck and Joby Glau - Battle Creek, MI   November 29, 2019

Very sorry for families loss

Posted by Paul MARSHALL - BATTLE CREEK, MI - Family Friend   November 29, 2019

My condolences. Praying for your family.

Posted by Arliss Wooten - Springfield, OH   November 28, 2019

Jamie and David and family, So sorry for your loss!! Praying for all of you in this time of loss. May God give you all comfort and peace in this difficult time.


Shelly (Finley) Ivy

Posted by Shelly Ivy - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   November 27, 2019

David & Jamie; I was so sorry to hear of your loss- Many prayers and hugs for you all . Julie Smith

Posted by julie smith - Battle Creek, MI   November 27, 2019